Broken

Jenny Lawson

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15 April 2021
9781529066784
304 pages
Synopsis

'A new book from Jenny Lawson is always cause for celebration, and Broken is the party of the year . . . I loved it' - Sarah Knight, bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

The instant New York Times Bestseller from the author of Furiously Happy and Let's Pretend This Never Happened.

Hilarious, heart-warming and honest, Broken (in the best possible way) is about living, surviving, and thriving with anxiety.

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all-too-real way, reassuring us that we’re not alone and making us laugh while doing it. She tackles such timelessly debated questions as ‘How do dogs know they have penises?’ We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny’s long-suffering husband Victor, the Ricky to Jenny’s Lucille Ball, is present throughout.

A treat for Jenny Lawson’s already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter when we all need it most.

A New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times Bestseller.

Jenny Lawson is extremely funny because she is extremely honest. Lawson's relentless pursuit of authenticity is the source of the darkly hilarious prose found within this memoir of depression; a memoir that is unexpectedly inspiring and comforting but not unexpectedly endearing. Because to read Jenny Lawson is to love Jenny Lawson

Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors

A new book from Jenny Lawson is always cause for celebration, and Broken is the party of the year. Even better: it’s a party that socially-anxious introverts can enjoy from the solitary comfort of their own couches, beds, cars, or closet floors buried under a pile of blankets and/or cats. I loved it. And if you like laughing and weirdness and honesty and—most of all—feeling seen, you will love it too

Sarah Knight, internationally bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

I consider Jenny Lawson to be a therapist colleague—not because she’s a fellow clinician, but because in courageously sharing the truth of her story, she makes us feel instantly seen and fully understood in all of our alternately painful and hilarious humanity

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone