Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
by Jenny Lawson
🐾🐾🐾Three out of five Paws
I had sometimes read Lawson’s blog and as such was excited for her first book: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir. I went into the second book, assuming it was much of the same which would be ok because I love her stories. Furiously Happy is another true-story novel full of funny tales that are just this side of unbelievable. I love her honest confessions on mental health and other chronic diseases. I love that she refuses to apologizes for her weird. We still need books that normalize depression and anxiety and for this I am grateful to Lawson.
That being said, I really felt like this book was all over the place. Several times I thought it was going to end while I still had a thick chunk of pages in my right hand. I do understand that this type of book would warrant a controlled chaos kind of approach but it felt so very disjointed. It was distracting from the important message that could sometimes be buried in gimic.