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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Photo credit: Ed Schipul

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 slea_vincent September 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Hurray for the Mama Drama shout out. Looking forward to grabbing Jenny’s book tomorrow (because i’m not in Australia today). Comment comment prizes free stuff.

  • Reply Paula September 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I would like to take credit for introducing all my friends and my family (the computer-literate members, at least. The two-year-old can’t pronounce “tintinnabulation”) to Jenny’s blog. When I read her first book, I snort-laughed so much that my husband asked that I not read it in bed while he was trying to sleep. This blog is the place I go when I need to feel like a total stranger totally understands me, and it works every damn time.

  • Reply JoAnn September 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I just finished reading “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” and it was wonderful. I can’t wait to read her new book!

  • Reply Laurie September 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I may be following a new blog! You 2 are great together!

  • Reply Denise Girard September 22, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I love, love, love Jenny and try to make all of my friends read her books. I feel like if they do, they will understand ME better! Jenny is a huge inspiration in my life. And I have had a horrific year, but dammit I’m having my red dress moment before 2015 is over! Jenny, I seriously love you so much!! I’m supposed to be filling out some ongoing court papers for my divorce right now, but they just delivered your new book, so the divorce will have to wait! (I filed, he abused me, so he can wait while I get Furiously Happy!)

  • Reply Leigh Juliano September 22, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I feel like I’ve found my people. And some new books to read! Keep up the great work ladies! XO

  • Reply Jeanette September 22, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I think possums are the most horrible creatures in the world!! Ugh–shivering thinking of their evil faces & bald tails.

    On the other hand, I’m so looking forward to reading Furiously Happy!

  • Reply Meghan September 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Jenny I absolutely love your blog and books. I also have anxiety and will say random things all the time then think shit I just said that. Then I remember the party with Victor and feel better that there is others out there who say the same outrageous stuff. Lol

  • Reply Kim (the other one) September 22, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    You too are funny! I follow The Bloggess every day, and now I will check out The Queso!

  • Reply Amanda September 22, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    That was amazing. Congrats to Jenny and her awesome news! Can’t wait to read the new book!

  • Reply Major Bedhead September 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I love Jenny. I’ve been reading her since the MamaDrama days, too, and she never fails to make me laugh or cry or think or just try to be a kinder person. I’ve started Furiously Happy and my children think I’ve lost my mind (newsflash, kids, I lost that a long time ago) what with all the chortling and giggling and guffawing.

  • Reply Renee DePrato September 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks for brightening my day! Oh, and please watch at least three episodes. You’ll love it!

  • Reply Kelli September 22, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    She makes me grateful for bladder control undergarments (I don’t do enough kegels…)

  • Reply Melissa September 22, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Will her boozy slushy recipe be in the prize package? Great read!!

  • Reply Stephanie September 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Love Jenny! And loving her new book Furiously Happy it is finally out!

  • Reply Anna September 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Omg I lol’d so hard at this that I had to pretend that I was laughing at my kid who was talking to me while I was reading. Bad Mommy.

  • Reply Shannon September 22, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Stay awesome!!!

  • Reply Karen-Anne September 22, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I love Jenny. Her honesty and humour are gifts to humanity.

  • Reply Toni September 22, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Jenny makes Twitter worth the time and I can’t wait to read her new book!

  • Reply Dnomyarna September 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Hooray for best friends and for Jenny and for the brand new book and for old school blogging prizes. I’m working on my I’m broken and I’m furiously happy statements and, by george, it’s helping. 🙂 Also, Rory is brilliant and makes me smile every dang time I see his face. The End

  • Reply Deb Kerns September 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Sometimes I think I’m pretty witty and clever. After reading you and Jenny, I’m pretty sure I’m not. Thanks for that.
    In other news, I just got notice from Amazon my copy of Furiously Happy will be delayed until Friday. I really, really hope it’s because they ran out of copies due to high demand! Well done!

  • Reply Samantha September 22, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Since my name almost got autocorrected to Snap Anthrax, I think I really need to win! 🙂 looking forward to Jenny’s book so much. Thanks!

  • Reply Julia K September 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I would love to win Jenny’s new book ~ blew through her last one ~ couldn’t put it down!! (and then immediately lent it to my sister who is reading it right now!!)
    this was such a cute interview with her ~ especially loved all of the pictures!

  • Reply Rebecca September 22, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I’m reading about furiously happy instead of being at the book launch party because the baby is fussy. But I think the book has actually downloaded to my phone now so I’m going to go read that instead. Bye!

  • Reply Jennifer Wilkie September 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Yay

  • Reply Sally September 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    After taking necessary precautions (no food or drink, a soft safe place to sit, no driving), I have found great comfort in reading Let’s Pretend (frequently with an odd combination of crying and laughing so hard it triggers an asthma attack). It is truly awesome to be #FH : )

    The interview is fabulous. Possums are fabulous, just not too close.

  • Reply Jenny Two September 22, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I solemnly swear to never forget that “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” happened, because I’m pretty sure I hurt myself laughing so hard. I am so looking forward to Furiously Happy!

  • Reply Jody September 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I don’t know if I can say I am furiously happy, but I may be curiously sappy,which must be a step in the right direction. (P.S. I love that this interview was in the key of Bloggess)

  • Reply Eva Narvais September 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I loved reading this! I love friendships like this. #furiouslyhappy

  • Reply Christi September 22, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Jenny is so lucky to have a friend like you – one who knows that careful balance of when to respect comfort zones and when to gently nudge your friend out of their comfort zone (and into Australia, for example!). Congrats to Jenny on the new book!

  • Reply Noah September 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I think Jenny is amazing! She has helped my wife, myself, and so many of our friends through tough times without even knowing it. I’m buying the book regardless, but I like having two copies of things, because then when I invariably loan out a copy and it goes missing because they took it with them to Australia and it got eaten by sheep, wait, no that’s New Zealand, either way, I still have the book.

  • Reply Marlee September 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Um, I love a good giveaway. And I preordered the book back in April on Amazon but it hasn’t shipped yet and I’m super bummed…but I’d totally take a signed copy AND I adore audiobooks! So, pick me? Yaaaaaaaay

  • Reply Michele September 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Love Jenny and can’t wait to read it

  • Reply Jenny September 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Love Jenny and cannot wait to read the new book. Great BFF pictures of the two of you

  • Reply Monica Whittier September 22, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    “what you think of Jenny and/or books and/or possums” Wait… what? Last night when I read and commented it was “or Australia.” Are you trying to see if we’re paying attention?? LOL For the record, I love baby possums. :o)

  • Reply Teelo September 22, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I’m furiously bad at math too.

  • Reply Miary K September 22, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    OK…let’s to try this again since my comments yesterday were devoured. Hope they were delicious by the by.

    I came across Jenny’s blog recently. I’d like it stated for the record that it was the fastest I have ever
    became a fan of anyone/thing. To the point where I immediately bought her book, read it 2 days [sorry for
    being so slow, but in my defense I had something called “sleep” & “work” being really bratty at me] in
    order to be ready for Furiously Happy. As a side note, I wished & received a Totes MaGoats tote bag for my
    birthday, because apparently I needed something classy & sophisticated in my life. And MaGoats fit the bill.

    And now here I am creating more records for myself: leaving a comment [never happens] in order to release
    my inner fangirl [definitely never happens] as well as participate in the raffle to win the goodies that
    might be able to assuage said fangirl [especially never happens].

    Actually what I really meant to say was this: Jenny. You. Are. FABULOUS! Period. Kthanksbye! *runs away*

  • Reply Shelby September 22, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I came across the Bloggess and Jenny’s first book during an era of great change in my life. I had left my job and my family to move to a new city (unemployed) to make a life with my partner and best friend. It was the first time in my adult life that I did not have to report to a 9-5 (or if we’re being serious more like crack of dawn to “oh, you thought you’d be home in time for dinner?”), and I had the incredibly overwhelming opportunity to decide (again) what I wanted to be when I grew up. And it was scary. Out of fear I went to interview after interview for safe and easy jobs I didn’t want, but I would come home to pick up where I left off on the blog or in her book. All the while I got to know Jenny through her stories, and through her stories she reminded me that it is possible to do what you love and most importantly, that there is space for just about everyone to decorate their little corner of the world. Sometimes I think things come into your life when you need them most. The question is whether or not you will be open enough to listen. Thanks, Jenny, for inspiring so many of us and sharing your stories for us to cherish when we need them the most. I can’t help but share a little in your success!

  • Reply Cat September 22, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I licked her face in Manhattan at Blogger 2010, and it made me furiously happy!

  • Reply Penelope September 22, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I’m going to read Jenny’s new book in one sitting because if it’s a dream I don’t want to wake up halfway through. That would really suck.

  • Reply Julia September 22, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    So, I interrupted my reading of Furiously Happy to read this interview. Fan a little?

    I’m just a few chapters in on Furiously Happy and I’ve already manifested furious happiness. Thank you, Jenny, for another fantastic book, and thank you Laura for this interview. I raise my booze slushy to you both!

  • Reply Kacy September 22, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I can’t wait to see Jenny again on this book tour! 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting back home from a trip to the book I have waiting there!! I’m going to have to figure out what might be as cool as my husband wearing a giant red tutu to a signing! Not sure we can top that;)

  • Reply Ken Buchanan September 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I absolutely adore you Jenny and I can’t wait to meet you in November. “Furiously Happy” is a wonderfully joyous book! Thank you so much for being who you are and doing what you do!

  • Reply Rachel!! September 22, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I love Jenny!!! She is the best. I pre-ordered her book, but it hasn’t arrived, I am so sad. I went to the no-pants party and heard her audio book has an extra chapter!!!!!, so I really need it! Yay, I hope I win!!!

  • Reply KarenNM September 22, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Love the old-school blogging contest! So excited to see Jenny on her visit to Portland in November (it’s already on my calendar!), and am so excited about the book (making myself wait until the weekend to read it or I won’t get anything else done).

  • Reply Mia September 22, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Jenny’s the absolute best. I feel like I should have more awesome things to say, but, words, man. Fucking words. Also, nonsense. Lots of that going on. Can’t wait to read the new book. #pickme

  • Reply Laura September 22, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I’ve been following the Bloggess for quite some time. Love you and your sense of humor. I was able to meet you during your last book tour and even got a pic with you. Copernicus may have been there too….pointing and judging….ok, not so much pointing, but definitely judging 🙂

  • Reply Sarah September 22, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Loved this interview and looking forward to reading the new book

  • Reply Megan September 23, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Absolutely love Jenny’s blog and her first book, looking forward to reading Furiously Happy!

    I am not so enamored with possums, particularly since my dog wouldnt stop barking at one the other night.

  • Reply Peter Doubt September 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Well, maybe it wasn’t that humorless. If it’s just a housekeeping thing i.e., feel free to delete this and the other comment referring to my original unfunny comment, of which there are now apparently three, wandering aimlessly in the ether of comment limbo.
    Hey! There goes Harry Belafonte!

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