Jenny Lawson “The Bloggess” Gets Furiously Happy con Queso with an Interview, an Announcement and an Old-School Giveaway

September 21, 2015

Jenny Lawson is my BFF and it just so happens that she has a book coming out tomorrow. Or today if you are currently in Australia. I say that because a whole chapter of her new book is set in Australia…and I know that everything Australian in the book is 100% true because I happened to be with her in Australia when it happened. So sayeth the Koala.

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Exactly. And that part didn’t even make the book. A lot of other things did though, things that were even better. But the book isn’t about Australia, not at all. It’s about being furiously happy…which, granted, is somewhat easy to do when you are in Australia, but that’s not really the point.

The point is about choosing. Choosing life. Choosing happiness. No, more than that, choosing to be freaking furiously happy no matter what is going down. And with Jenny, there’s always a lot going down. At this point, she would make a really lewd joke and I wouldn’t get it or even know what was going on, and then she’d tell me between fits of laughter what I had just said and then I’d be like, crap, now I have to edit that out, that’s not at all what I meant, and then she’d laugh so hard she couldn’t breathe and we’d forget what we were talking about because she was now effectively dying of not breathing. And really that’s sort of what the book is about. Seeking and finding and celebrating happiness and laughter and joy even in the midst of confusion and embarrassment and suffocation. Or something. It has a lot going on. And it’s good. It’s my favorite thing she’s written yet. Keep reading.

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A little backstory: Jenny and I have been friends for a decade now. We met through blogging when she was writing for the Houston Chronicle on Mama Drama and I was writing here at Blog con Queso.

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One time we threw a party called Mama Drama con Queso at a random Mexican restaurant for really no reason at all.  (We even had a logo! And listed and linked everyone who attended. Old school, y’all.) It made zero sense, but it was fun. That pretty much sums up most of my favorite things.

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And this pretty much sums up our friendship right here.

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Over the last decade, we’ve been to an embarrassing amount of blogging conferences together. I even help run one now. I know, so nerdy. So fun. Photo credit: Rita Arens 

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And here we are at the Kirtsy book launch, where Jenny was first published. I think that’s true. This was in her “I wear comfort wigs everywhere” phase.

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We quit our jobs at the same time. (Purely coincidence. She left to write a book. I left to take naps in the middle of the day.) Photo credit: Karen Walrond. Although I’m not sure how that’s possible since Karen is in the photo. Magic!

 

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We moved to the country at the same time. Related, her dead dog was half pulled up from the grave by vultures. So I helped run off some vultures. (Texas forever.) All that was in her first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. 

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This was us the moment we found out that her first book had debuted #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Oh yes it did. So now you’re caught up. And now Jenny has a new book that’s coming out, and we are furiously happy about it!

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Are you ready? Because new book. And it comes out tomorrow (today if you’re in Australia). And you should get it. Like right now. Go.

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While you’re doing that the rest of us will look at this photo of Jenny and my son Harry, who happens to be turing 10 on the same day that Jenny’s book comes out tomorrow (today, Australia). He is a bit younger than 10 in this photo. THAT IS HOW LONG IT TAKES BOOKS TO COME OUT. I feel like we’ve been waiting for this one forever. And now it’s here! Finally!

So let’s do this. An interview with Jenny Lawson, a big announcement and a totally rad and ridiculous giveaway. Keep reading. And get ready to get happy. Furiously Happy. 

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Laura: Hi Jenny. You are nice. And I like your outfit. What are you doing?

Jenny: Thank you!  They’re pajamas.  Don’t tell anyone.  BTW, your hair looks fantastic.

L: Thanks! It’s real. Okay, some serious like I know what I’m doing questions now. Are you ready?

J: Ready! And I will try to pretend like I’m a responsible person who answered these questions on time. * cough *

L: Okay. Let’s go.  When we met, you were doing spreadsheets for a living, basically. Did you ever think you’d be writing books?

J: Yes. I just didn’t think people outside of my house would ever read them.

L: Fair enough. But then they did! And people seem to like them. I’d even say they’re quite inspiring. So what are your greatest creative inspirations? 

J: I read a lot.  Possibly too much, if that’s possible.  Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron, and David Sedaris inspire me with their irreverence and humor in tackling hard subjects.

L: Good answer. Remember that time you stalked Amy Sedaris? Good times. Ok. What is your favorite word? 

J: Tintinnabulation: The sound of ringing bells.  My favorite definition of it though is the lingering sound of a ringing bell that occurs after the bell has been struck.  I love that there’s a name for that noise that comes after a noise.

L: Deep. What is your least favorite word?  

J: Panties.

L: Valid.  And what is your favorite curse word?

J: Fuck.  It’s a verb, a noun, an adjective.  It’s positive or negative depending on the tone.  It’s the most flexible thing I own.

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L: What is your favorite room in your house? 

J: My office.  It’s filled with books, my computer and a shitton of taxidermied animals wearing Victorian clothing.

L: Not unlike the taxidermied animals you wear out in public. Favorite spot in the world not in your house? 

J: The swing in my backyard with a good book.

L: Speaking of, what are you reading right now?

J: I always have a lot of books going at once because I like to read what best fits my mood.  Right now I’m rereading Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune for the 5th time, Kindred for the 2nd time and Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood for the 1st time.

L: The best part about being your age?

J: I don’t have to go to high school ever again.

L: Nightmare job? 

J: Scorpion tester?  Is that a job?  Because I wouldn’t want it.

L: I don’t think that’s a job. But maybe. In Australia or something. That’s a teaser for the book. Get it? How about a talent you wish you had? 

J: I wish I could not care what people think about me.  That probably isn’t a “talent” but it’s something I’m working on.

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L: Your definition of kindness:

J: Forgiving someone who never said they were sorry.  It’s a kindness to them and to yourself.

L: Your definition of awesome:

J: This guy: https://instagram.com/dallasclayton/

L: What’s your favorite new discovery or find?

J: Calamityware.  It’s like the blue willow china my mom had, but infested with octopuses and pirates and aliens. http://calamityware.com (This just in: Calamityware has added to the giveaway below. Keep reading…)

L: A six-word memoir that captures your life as an artist OR your art life.

J: “I apologize for everything in advance.”

L: Okay, but that should not apply to this new book because it’s awesome.

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L: But shifting gears, this is The Queso after all, so here are few Texas questions for you. First, what’s your favorite Texas food?

J: Kolaches.  Not the meat ones.  The fruit/poppyseed ones.

L: Your favorite season in Texas?

J: We have seasons in Texas?

L: Allegedly. What about your fave Texas word?

J: Y’all.  It’s almost as versatile as “fuck”.

L: Almost. Where’s one place in Texas that everyone should visit?

J: Big Bend

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L: What’s one quintessential Texas experience everyone should have?

J: Watching a thunderstorm storm blow in from your porch.  That amazing smell of rain hitting dust.

L: Texans get a lot of crap for being obnoxious…and sure, we get that…but what’s one thing that makes Texans unequivocally awesome and/or pretty great?

J: Friendliness.  Especially in the country when every time you pass someone on the road you wave at them.  Not a full wave, but lifting two fingers from the steering wheel in recognition of “I see you.  We’re both here.  Thanks for not hitting me.”

L: Who is your favorite Texas artist right now? Music or Maker.

J: Miranda Lambert.  She’s perfect to sing along to when you’re really angry or really happy or both.

L: Favorite thing about being Texan?

J: That there are so many definitions of being Texan.

L:. Preach.

J: Right?

L: Completely. Favorite “Texas” recipe? 

J: Um.  Booze slushies?

L: Interesting. And you don’t cook, so very apt. I will follow up with you on this later. I see Jenny’s Boozy Slushies recipe will be here in coming weeks.

J: No.

L: Yes. 

L: Okay, where’s your recommended spot to get the best queso?

J: Your house.

L: Aw! Come over right now!  

J: I can’t I have a book coming out tomorrow and I can’t find my shoes.

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L: Legit. But seriously now, let’s get serious. We’ve all read this blog post which was the origin story and inspiration for Furiously Happy…but what inspired you to take it to the next level and write this book?

J: Being a bit “touched” is so intrinsically part of being me that I thought it would be the next logical book.  Write what you know.

L: What was your favorite discovery you found when writing Furiously Happy?

J: That even people who didn’t have or understand mental illness were still interested in learning about it.  I was afraid that this book would have a very limited sort of audience but it turns out that everyone can relate to a little bit of crazy.

L: What is the one thing you want people to take away from Furiously Happy?

J: That depression lies.  That everyone is fighting his or her own personal battle.  That kindness saves lives.  That being different is nothing to be ashamed of.  Wait, did you say “one thing”?  Sorry.  I suck at math.

L: That’s okay, I am too, and I like all those things. The more, the merrier. And the book covers even more than that. As well as our trip to Australia and a fancy dermatologist amongst other things. But all and all and in the end, what’s your favorite definition of Furiously Happy?

J: Madly joyous.  That looks like I just used a thesaurus but I did not.  I can’t even find my thesaurus. I suspect it was abducted by possums.

L: What’s your deal with possums, man?

J: What’s YOUR deal with possums, man?  You’re practically infested with them.  We went on the other side of the world and you still managed to find them.  I think you might be haunted.  With possums.

L: Rude. That’s also a teaser for the new book, yes?

J: I can not confirm or deny this.

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The above photo is also a teaser for a chapter in the new book. It’s less scary than it looks. Possibly.

L: Right but now to the questions we’ve all been wanting to know: Is blogging dead? No really. Is it dead? The blogging? HA HA HA. Hahahahaha. Ha.  

J: What’s “blogging”?

L: That’s what I thought. What else do you want us to know?

J: That my feet are shrinking.  They got bigger when I was pregnant but in the last 6 months they’ve shrunk and now I’m walking out of all of my shoes.  What does that mean?

L: I think it means you’re probably going to be the next helper on Doctor Who. Or personal assistant. Or whatever.

J: COMPANION! And You’re Fired!

L: Okay, Donald. Role of BFF is so wide open for the taking, folks. Because nope.

J: Yes! And okay, you’re not fired. But you just have to watch it with me, YOU HAVE TO! You will change your mind.

L: No, no. I already watched that one long one with you and it was totally scary, like worse than Fantasy Island scary. And I didn’t like it. And I still have bad dreams about that creepy kid. 

J: No. You have to keep trying. You have to watch at least three. That’s the rule. TRY! TRY AGAIN! Everyone knows that. You have to watch three.

L: I will watch three if you will come back and tell us your favorite boozy slushy recipe.

J: Okay. I’ll make something up.

L: Deal. But most importantly, before you go. What’s the password?

J: Password.

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Are you still here? Still reading? Well if so, I’m extremely impressed because that was long, so you get two rewards.

  1. You get to be one of the first to know that Little Ms. Jenny Lawson will now be writing at The Queso from time to time. Oh yes she will. And two…
  2. We’re going to do an old school, old fashioned giveaway here. Old school blogging, y’all! If you leave a comment here on this post, you will be entered to win the randomly selected by randomized Bloggess Prize Package that has at least seven things in it. Probably more. Here’s what that looks like. At least.
The Old School Giveaway Bloggess con Queso Prize Package

A signed copy of Furiously Happy.

A signed Traveling Rory. The original Traveling Rory, in fact. Total collectors item.

 A signed copy of Jenny’s audio book which she recorded herself. Well, I mean it’s her voice reading it.

Some other random crap I find around that I get her to sign. This could be anything. God help us, every one.

Basically anything else I think of or find to throw into the care package. It will be good, y’all.

A certified certificate that states that you are a WINNER!

Some Sour Patch Kids.

Aaaannnddd….THIS JUST IN!…

The artist owner of Calamityware has reached out to us and he would like to play along in the Furiously Happy Old School Giveaway Bloggess con Queso Prize Package madness so he is throwing another high-quality item into the mix:

(Only he’s not actually throwing it, because it’s porcelain, and he is responsible.)

AND Jenny’s favorite Calamityware plate 

So LEAVE A COMMENT RIGHT HERE telling us what you think of Jenny and/or books and/or possums and you are immediately and instantly ENTERED TO WIN! And my God, I hope you win.

Also, go to Jenny’s At Home Book Party on Tuesday night and join us at Book People in Austin on Wednesday night.  In Houston on Friday night. In Dallas on SaturdayAnd/or go see her anywhere on the road between now and December.

Or come back here. She’ll be here, too.  Consuming Queso as per usual.

But first…

A FEW BIG UPDATES!!!!!!

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A) Jenny’s book debuted at #3 on the New York Times Best Seller List! Whoa! Go Jenny! Go You!

Also…

B)  Here are some photos of the goods one of you will win!  Here’s how it shakes out.

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There’s the whole signed Furiously Happy package of goodness. Book that she used to do her reading (the book she read from) at her first Furiously Happy Tour Stop book reading (!) which happened in Austin. Signed copy of the audio book. Signed Rory mask. And the original traveling Rory. 

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I forgot to pick up random items in my house, so I just pulled random items out of my purse for Jenny to sign. Like some playing cards, a receipt, a package of tweezers, a scarf. Oh and teabags…signed by Jenny, Victor and Hailey. You can have tea with the whole Lawson family.

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Plus, Calamityware added one of Jenny’s favorite plates to the mix: Tentacles. 

Plus, a certificate, some other things, sour patch kids. It’s really good. You’ll see. But this contest is almost over (midnight CST 10/2) so if you haven’t left a comment to enter, do that now!   On this post.

Also…

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C) Our Texas Conference for Women giveaway ends tonight, too (same time, midnight CST 10/2) so if you haven’t left a comment to enter that one, do that now!  On this post.  We’ll be there. You want to be there. Celebrate good times, c’mon.

Go.

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714 Comments

  • Reply Frank September 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I think Jenny is just fantastic. Like a ray of sunshine. But you can look at her in the eye and not go blind. I think.

  • Reply Frank September 21, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I think Jenny is just fantastic. Like a ray of sunshine. But you can look at her in the eye and not go blind. I think. This is my second saying this because the first time I messed up my e-mail and I’m totally banking on you not assuming I’m Jesus and understanding I’m imperfect.

  • Reply Liz September 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I cannot wait to read Jenny’s new book and would *love* to win a copy, and other random things. One of the most valuable mantras I hold on to is “depression lies.” <3

  • Reply MontreatGal September 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    LOVE her perspective on the world. and Beyonce will ALWAYS be my favorite. We have one in my town that local restaurant hauls out every day when they open. I always want to yell “Knock, knock….

  • Reply Janine September 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Hey, Look the book news is great & stuff, but I’m just here for the sour patch kids, y’all!

    (Seriously, great article and love Jenny’s blog)

    Happy Book Release.

  • Reply Kate September 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    My book shipped today and I couldn’t be more excited

  • Reply Katrina September 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Great interview. Can’t wait to get my copy of Furiously Happy!

  • Reply Marti September 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Y’all are so cute together! I can’t wait to read all about Australia!

  • Reply a September 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Best interview ever!

  • Reply Molly September 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Pick me! Puck me! Autocorrect won’t stop.

  • Reply Ivie September 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Me, me…pick me!

    Great interview – can’t wait to get my pre-ordered book and bookplate!

  • Reply Traci B. September 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    OMG! Awesome interview and awesomer giveaway!! <3 <3 Also, can't wait to see Jenny in December in Tempe! 🙂 I'll be the one furiously happy to be there. 😀

  • Reply Jennifer September 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    So…was there supposed to be a link on the “this” in this question? (L: Valid. But seriously now, let’s get serious. We’ve all read this blog post which was the origin story and inspiration for Furiously Happy…but what inspired you to take it to the next level and write this book?”) Cause it reads like there should be but isn’t.
    Also, please put me down for a Bloggess con queso surprise pack!

  • Reply Robyn September 21, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I’m furiously happy that there are people like you and Jenny in this world. And I hope that the new book does phenomenally well. Jenny’s helped so many people by spreading the fact that depression does indeed lie, including me. Bookmarking your blog as well; it’s new to me but seems like I should be reading it.

  • Reply Marti September 21, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I can’t wait to read all about your adventures in Australia!

  • Reply Danielle Tinsley September 21, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Y’all make me laugh, cry, spit coffee on my laptop and then do it all over again.

  • Reply Jennifer September 21, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    This interview is a great representation of Jenny Lawson and I think you can only follow it with ease if you’re a reader of her blog. And I love that!! Can’t wait for my copy of Furiously Happy to get here on Monday (would that be Sunday in Australia?).

  • Reply jennie September 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    love Jenny, queso, Australians and mebbe taxidermy. 😉

  • Reply Ellen Schieber September 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I love Jenny. I LOVE books. I love Jenny’s book #1. And now by extension, I love you Laura, your Quesoness!

  • Reply Sally September 21, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Wow! You two need to go on the road! I’d pay money to watch you guys talk, or whatever it was you were doing in this post! FURIOUSLY AWESOME! So does the book populate my magic device at midnight if I preordered on Amazon???

  • Reply Sarah September 21, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    And now I know I can’t watch Dr. Who because it’s scary. I often get scared of sci-fi/fantasy shows too!

  • Reply Carey September 21, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I love Jenny & The Bloggess! Her first book was amazingly funny.

  • Reply Danielle September 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Furiously Happy AND sour patch kids? Add some booze and that’s the perfect care package!

  • Reply Jenni September 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I love Jenny and her books! I’ve never been to Australia, but I’d probably love that too! (Except they have some big ass spiders there, and that’s not cool.)

  • Reply Dawn September 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    OH MY GOOD GOD I LOVE Jenny Lawson and I need this prize package! She is my spirit animal. I also love queso. What kind of monster wouldn’t love queso? Sorry for the all caps.

  • Reply Donna Mayes September 21, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Jenny makes me feel good about being eccentric and weird. And she helps me to know that the bad days will be over soon. That makes me furiously happy!

  • Reply Karen M. September 21, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I love Jenny! I started reading The Bloggess after the infamous Beyonce/towel incident and haven’t stopped since. I loaned out my copy of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, so I’ll be sure to hoard Furiously Happy all to myself.
    I’ve popped over to The Queso from time to time, too, because, well cheese!

  • Reply Mary Ellingson September 21, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I have been waiting for this book ever since I finished the last page of the first one! Thank you for persevering and finding the humor in the less easy parts of life.

  • Reply Jeff September 21, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    You both rock. As does Australia. May your life be filled with all the Exquisite everyday moments you rightfully deserve…

    http://www.pilgrimagegal.com/2015/09/exquisite-everyday-moments-with-beauties.html

  • Reply Susan September 21, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Because of Jenny, I will never look at taxidermied roadkill without thinking of her and/or there is nothing like the smell of a new (or old) book and/or if I had to swim to Australia I would be eaten by sharks. 🏊🏻🏊🏻🏊🏻

  • Reply Rachel September 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    (1) Yes to more Jenny writing! (2) I am now terrified of even the word Australia. (3) If I happen to win the prize, I will be sending it on to my oldest friend who is having a rough month. All except the sour patch kids. Those are mine.

  • Reply Jenny H September 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    God, I hope I win. I don’t win things. It’s not in my nature. But to fulfil the required comments…Jenny is awesome. She’s got a great name. She had a pug, and we pug people are family, even if we have never met. And a lot of what she writes about is familiar to me. Not the taxidermy part. Or the part about giant metal chickens. But the parts about depression lying out of its damned lie-hole. And that even if you’re sure things will never get better, they probably will get better. Sometimes when I’m in a bad place, her writing reminds me that things can suck AND be funny. And that I’m not alone.

    As far as what I think about books? They’re life. They’re an escape. They’re necessary. I hope Jenny writes loads more books so that I can ha e an excuse to buy another IKEA bookcase and mangle the hell out of it trying to put it together, just so that all of the Bloggess books have room to live.

    And Australia strikes me as both a sensible, but ridiculous country. Sensible: koalas, wombats, kangaroos. Ridiculous: huge spiders, snakes, large expanses of desert. Sensible: they have a kick ass rugby team. Most of Australia knows what rugby is. Ridiculous: they balance the rugby out with cricket. WTF.

    To conclude my essay, since my high school literature teacher Mrs Schuda said that every essay must have a conclusion, I conclude (that’s a lot of concludes and I’m not done yet, sorry) that I should win because.

    The End.

  • Reply Marcie Svitoris September 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I’m super pumped about “Furiously Happy”! Pre-ordered it from Audible because I listened to Jenny read ” Let’s Pretend this Never Happened” and LOVED it. My daughters and I have been taking pictures with Rory all over Minnesota, yep, way up Nort-ya betcha. From one more dedicated and loyal fan- much love to you and congratulations on your big day! Even though Australians get to celebrate first- those lucky bastards.

  • Reply Rebecca September 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    The cats released a roach in the bedroom and I can’t find it. Please send help. Or a new bedroom.

  • Reply Megan wooding September 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I am so excited for Jenny’s new book! I need more bloggess in my life!!

  • Reply Nikita September 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I can’t wait for this book to come out; it’s gonna be so good! Also, you are a great friend for helping Jenny with her dog; that was heartbreaking to read about but you’re awesome! Go Texas!

  • Reply Katie T. September 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Um, this sounds like the best prize package in the world. Sour Patch Kids? I’m in! Lol, I love Jenny and can’t wait to read the new book. I just loaned out my (signed) copy of “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened” and am still very worried about it, even though I loaned it to a friend I see almost every day. As for Australia, I think it’s awesome in theory. However, I never want to go there after seeing the pictures of all the bugs. I don’t think all the koalas in the world make up for giant spiders.

  • Reply Amanda September 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I am very anxious to read Jenny’s new book. Her first book made me feel better about my crazy childhood so maybe the new one will help with my adulthood! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • Reply Natalie L September 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I’m so furiously excited to see/meet/let Jenny sign my small metal chicken next Friday in Houston. I can barely contain myself.

  • Reply Amanda September 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Jenny has saved me so many times. Her words cut through the pain and anxiety and sadness. She makes me laugh, and she reminds me I am not alone. She just makes everything better.
    One of my dearest friends lives in Australia and she is the best person I know so I LOVE Australia ( despite never having been there ). Also koalas.

  • Reply Susan R September 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I loved Australia. I’ve spent two months there, two separate times, and just loved the area, the people and the food! I also love books. I would love a copy of your new book, Jenny. You’re such an incredible woman, and you attract incredible people to you. Have to go! Big Bang premier is starting! LOL

  • Reply Tarasview September 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I think Jenny is fabulous and reading her stuff has helped me through all sorts of times during my depression.

    This was a great interview to read – thanks 🙂

  • Reply Karen September 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I am so happy I was introduced Jenny’s website, it’s amazingly funny! Jenny, you are so real and down to earth. I also like sour patch kids 😉

  • Reply connie September 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I’m a huge Jenny Lawson fan! I have laughed and cried my way thru her blog. Her first book, I’ve read it at least 5 times!
    She inspires, and let’s you know it’s ok to not be ok.
    And now, I have lots of friends obsessed with giant metal chicken shopping.
    I pre-ordered her book over a month ago. 2 of them, one to read. One to give, or keep, who knows.
    I am so excited about this book!!!!!

  • Reply Peggi September 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Y’all crack me up! I envy your friendship, since my BFF of 38 years passed a few years ago (not playing the pity card, unless it helps me win;) Congrats on the new book, Jenny😘

  • Reply Maggie September 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love all of this. 🙂

  • Reply Denise Mastenbrook September 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    So excited to get my copy tomorrow! And now I want to hang out with both of you at blogger conventions discussing how dead blogging is.

  • Reply Maura D. September 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Loved the interview with Jenny and your commentary on your friendship and adventures! Can’t wait to read her book! I need to work on being furiously happy because depression and anxiety suck. Pick me! Pick me!

  • Reply Kristine September 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Books are awesome! Jenny seems mighty awesome also. I can’t wait to read Furiously Happy!

  • Reply Amber September 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    This is attempt 3 to post. I’m dedicated at least.

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