Furiously Happy is the second book by Jenny Lawson, who is known on The Internet as The Bloggess
. If you haven’t read any of her work, I suggest starting with her blog about Why you should learn to pick your battles
. (Warning: Article contains swear words. So do the books. Lots of swear words.)
The tagline for Furiously Happy
is “A funny book about horrible things”, and that’s exactly what it is. Lawson gives us an honest inside look at what living with a severe depression and anxiety feels like. She puts on display all the ugly and sad feelings, but also shows us how to live life fully. As always, the best part of her writing is the stories about her bizarre daily adventures, and antidotes about her dysfunctional-yet-loving relationship with her husband Victor.
I recommend this book to people who suffer from anxiety themselves, and anyone who wants to understand those who do.
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