Hilarious, heart-warming and honest, Broken is about living, surviving and thriving with anxiety.
Jenny Lawson is an award-winning humorist known for her great candor in sharing her struggle with mental illness. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter and was constantly "buying too many books" ("Not a real thing," she insists), so she decided to skip the middleman and just started her own bookshop, which also serves booze because books and booze are what magic is made of. She has previously written Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, both of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also wrote You Are Here, which inexplicably made it onto the New York Times bestseller list in spite of the fact that it was basically a very fun coloring book. She would like to be your friend unless you're a real asshole. And yes, she realizes that this whole paragraph is precisely the reason she shouldn't be allowed to write her own bio.
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
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
Her delivery is zany, clever, and raunchy. Her conversations with party guests, her long-suffering husband, her sister, and even herself are flat-out hilarious. And the situations she finds herself in are comic gold. Beneath the banter, however, is a heartbreaking chronicle of what goes on in the mind of a person dealing with anxiety and depression * Booklist (Starred Review) *
Jenny Lawson's Broken is an adventure in courage. The vulnerability, the heart, and the candor is a gift to anyone who has ever felt too different. Life is sometimes not kind to us and Jenny uses such fierce humor -- Luvvie Ajayi Jones, author of New York Times bestseller I'm Judging You
Jenny Lawson's laugh-out-loud book of essays is all about "true stories of fucking up in incredibly human ways," with a few serious and insightful sections on mental health thrown in for balance. Oh, and there's a chapter specifically dedicated to dog penises. So. There's that * Mandatory *
Jenny Lawson returns with a wry and entertaining take on her battle with depression . . . As always, the author is unrivaled in her ability to use piercing humor and insight to take on heavy subjects . . . Lawson's fans are in for a treat * Publishers Weekly *
Thank you, Jenny, for showing readers that our brokenness and our monsters are worth embracing, that they're worth fighting for. And thank you for showing us that we're worth fighting for, too * The Mighty *
Swoops from poetic to profane, madcap to moving and back again. She's in fine form in this collection of essays, which offers support, humor and her take on society's ills and wonders * BookPage *
It is Lawson's humor, candor and finely honed writing that is the gold that unites this collection of 37 pieces into one exceptional work. Broken is Lawson at her best * USA Today *
The Bloggess is back with painfully funny (and honest) essays about bear attacks, her experimental treatment for depression, and all the things she wants to pitch to Shark Tank. We're already laughing (and crying) thinking about it * HelloGiggles, 'The 10 Best New Books' *
Candid stories about anxiety and mental health, injected with plenty of laughter * CNN, '21 of the most anticipated new books' *
Jenny Lawson tackles anxiety and depression with humour and love in her new book, Broken * Stylist, '30 Things to Buy That Will Make You Smile' *