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 Kitti September 23, 2015 at 1:09 am

    I loved this interview and can’t wait to get my copy of Furiously Happy in the mail. I’m so thankful for Jenny’s community of love and insanity and hope. I need it.

  • Reply Tia September 23, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Two friends inroduced me to The Bloggess right as she started the tour for her first book. I instantly felt at home. I also have RA, as well as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and a mess of other crud that makes life…interesting. I’ve dreamed of being a writer since before I gave up the dream of becoming the next Mariah or Whitney and here was someone a little broken (like me!) totally making that dream come true.
    Because of Jenny (and my awesome husband and framily), I’m following that dream. (To be a writer, not the pop-diva thing.) She inspires me daily to find the humor in a life that can often be topsy turvy. She’s tackling the stigma surrounding mental illness and I’m so completely on board. Because of her, I faced my fears and made a video for Suicide Prevention Day to talk about being a survivor, losing my brother to depression, and my daily choice to keep living. She inspires me to be furiously happy!
    I’ll be seeing Jenny when she’s in PDX, along with the 2 friends who introduced her to me. We’re making it a tradition, so please keep writing books Jenny!
    Mostly, I adore Jenny, I love Texas and so desperately want to visit, I think cheese makes everything better, and possums are too similar to rats for my liking. But hey, maybe if rats hadn’t chewed through my bathroom wall that one time, I’d feel differently. Maybe. Probably not. But I’d most definitely still adore Jenny. And cheese.

  • Reply Bettina M September 23, 2015 at 3:11 am

    I envy you guys’ adventures.
    Finding Jenny’s blog made me feel a lot less alone and like maybe, just maybe, it might be okay despite whatever my crummy brain says. Also I laughed until I almost cried.

    I’ve never seen a possum. I might have seen a huge rat. Or maybe it was a possum after all…I’ll guess we’ll never know.

  • Reply Liz Coddington September 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Love thus interview! I am SO excited for the book to come out and to be able to meet Jenny in person on the tour. Yay!

  • Reply Vonda Heverly September 23, 2015 at 5:25 am

    I’m going to a real bricks and mortar bookstore today to buy Jenny’s book. Can’t wait to read it.

  • Reply Lisa September 23, 2015 at 5:47 am

    What a fun interview!

  • Reply Holly Sanderson September 23, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Jenny’s writing makes me happy at times when happy seems very far away. Seeing someone battling mental illness succeed in a big big way is very encouraging. Rock on Jenny. You are awesome.

  • Reply Michelle September 23, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Jenny is amazing!!! Her blogs and books help so many people

  • Reply elainepill September 23, 2015 at 7:24 am

    i LOVED the first book and can’t wait to read this one. jenny’s awesome.

  • Reply tassie September 23, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Got the book yesterday. Waiting until the weekend to read it, as I need a few hours of uninterrupted time. I cannot wait.

  • Reply Jenn September 23, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Congrats to Jenny! I’m waiting for my book to be delivered.
    Can’t make it to the book signing in Dallas because, sheesh, my family has such expectations to for me to take them to THINGS.
    But I’ll pretend that she signed my book, anyway.

  • Reply Sarah Goff September 23, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I am so looking forward to reading Furiously Happy! Love Jenny. I would also love to win because I have never won anything in my life. 🙂

  • Reply Melody September 23, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I’d love to win the giveaway. If I were to win such a glorious package of gifts, it would make my year.

    And I’d post updates of Traveling Rory’s life with me to Instagram.

  • Reply Diana September 23, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I don’t have anything witty to say. I could just use some good news. My grandma is in the hospital and is going to die. I oost my grandfather in July. And my brother and is husband are getting divorced afyer 17 years. That’s my reality today. Fuck.

  • Reply Pedes September 23, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I’ve actually read the preview of the book and I loved it. I’m waiting for it to be properly mine tomorrow (no, I am not wrong with the dates. Google Play decided I can have the book released yesterday but three times the price of the one that I can have tomorrow (which had a normal book price). Not sure why, I could not find the difference. . No, one wasn’t audiobook. Also I’m in Poland an apparently both were offered to me by google Ireland I think the weirdness of the book rubbed off on google play books.
    Unless it decides tomorrow I won’t get my book anyway. That would be sad…)

  • Reply Heather L. September 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  • Reply Sonya B. September 23, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I loved the first book and am on my way to Barnes and Noble tonight to pick up the second. I cannot wait to start reading! As for Jenny, she is totally hilarious and awesome! I have to admit, I admire her penchant for stuffed animals. My B.I.L., a Texan through and through, lived in Savannah a few years ago. While visiting with him and my sister when they lived there, he asked if I would like to accompany him to the taxidermist to pick up a rainbow trout he just had done. I unknowingly agreed. I had to sit with that fish in my lap of a two seat car with no back seat or trunk, the entire way back to the house. When we got home and he hung it up, it looked great. From a distance, hung above eye level and standing from the complete opposite side of the room. Close up though, totally creepy.

  • Reply Ashley September 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Jenny is hilarious and witty. I’ve been following her for years.

  • Reply Melissa Skaer September 23, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Jenny needs to promote you more often, you’re pretty awesome too!
    Excellent interview. I look forward to the coming slushy recipe.

  • Reply Shelly September 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    OMG I can’t wait til I get my copy! Amazon says they shipped it today, so I should have it tomorrow. I bought an extra for my youngest son who’s been having a tough time lately. I can’t wait to give him his copy! Thanks for always making me smile!

  • Reply Rachel September 23, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I love Jenny Lawson!! And can’t wait to start her book…TODAY!!

  • Reply Diane September 23, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I once ran over a possum with my car. It’s was gross when it went all thu-thu-thud as it rolled underneath. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Carrie Bricker September 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I have depression and anxiety too. I try to be a mom and a wife and a decent human being and feel like I fall short all the time. Hey Jenny? You make me feel better about it. Thanks. And I google the Beyonce post every time I need a laugh.

  • Reply Elizabeth HW September 23, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I cannot wait to read this book. Jenny is magnificent and funny and amazing, and I am so (furiously) happy that she dropped some more of her crazy wisdom on us!

  • Reply barbara September 24, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Looking forward to reading “Furiously Happy”. Loved the first book!

  • Reply Lise September 24, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I “favorited” both of your blogs after reading the Beyoncé story!

  • Reply Barb September 24, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I love the Bloggess. I wish my feet were shrinking. The older I get the bigger they’re getting. Ack!

  • Reply Lisa September 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I like that she says whatever she thinks and that it’s mostly weird stuff. I like weird.

  • Reply Nicole Brown September 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Just got my book last night!!! Yippee! You HAVE to watch at least three (Sheesh…”helper”..) Loved this – especially the photos! Booze slushies….. here I come! *Ü*

  • Reply Christy Fitch September 24, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I absolutely love Jenny Lawson. She makes me laugh every time I read her blog and her first book.

  • Reply Katherine September 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Ordered my copy from the lovely folks at Blue Willow in Houston today, and I can’t wait! Today, I’m Furiously Happy because we just got home from the hospital. My fabulous mother, my bestie, is fighting a lethal form of brain cancer, and this very afternoon we found out from her oncologist/superhero that she has successfully reached a major landmark in her treatment. More dark days will still come (they always do), but today ain’t one of em!! I’ve been so inspired by Jenny’s exhortations that the reality of hard times in our lives are not cause to give in to despair, but to celebrate the victories and the good days all the more Furiously.

  • Reply Jenny September 25, 2015 at 2:38 am

    I’m a Jenny but not Jenny Lawson, but she is my favorite Jenny of all (aside from myself, because obviously). Her blog makes me (furiously) happy. And I already have a collection of mismatched blue and white china, so the calamity ware would be the crown jewel….

  • Reply Shana September 25, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Jenny! You’re making me late for work! (Ok, maybe I should have a shred of personal responsibility and acknowledge that, indeed, *I* am making myself late for work.) Seriously though, can one stumble across a Jenny Lawson interview and not read the whole thing?! You rock! (And roll, and whatnot.) Can’t wait to buy up your new book!

  • Reply Marcie Baker September 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I think Jenny is a total bad ass & although I am lucky to have a fabulous BFF who originally bought me “Let’s Pretend…” (& we subsequently spent much of our girls’ weekend getaway reading it to each other & laughing uproariously), I am slightly jealous that you get to be her BFF. YAY for being #furiouslyhappy!!!!

  • Reply Dreadpiraterach September 27, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Jenny’s first book was splendid, as is her blog, and I am so furiously happy that she’s written a book about depression lies. Right on.

  • Reply Elusis September 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    My copy of the new book is ready for me on my Kindle… which I dropped into the bathtub two nights ago. Dammit. (Drinking and/or cats may have been involved. The cats were not drinking.)

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  • Reply Emelie Samuelson September 28, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Yes please!!!!!

  • Reply Jody September 29, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I read TheBloggess all the time and I own the first book. Haven’t bought the second yet.
    Just moved to Texas in June so learning my way round and found your blog that way and low and behold you know The Bloggess too! Such a small world.

  • Reply Cristin September 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Yayyyy! Excellent interview! 🙂

  • Reply Judy September 30, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Hope I’m not too late!!!! I was playing possum. 😉 With you, Karen, & Jenny on the same blog, the universe might explode. Just sayin’. Thanks for the super fabulous interview.

  • Reply Jodi October 1, 2015 at 5:02 am

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  • Reply Alicia October 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Wonderful writer! Wonderful giveaway! Thanks!

  • Reply Dawn October 2, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Books are rad. I wish I had a friend as awesome as Jenny.

  • Reply Betsy October 2, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Awesome! I love it all!

    PS: I really want that complexion analysis report, too. I need to get that.

  • Reply Suebob October 2, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I am so glad for that first Voices of the Year, because now I can always have “Performed live onstage with Jenny Lawson” on my resume. One of my proudest moments.

    I already have a copy of the book (duh!) but tweezers? Who doesn’t love tweezers?

  • Reply Amanda October 2, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I once commented on her site that her hair roller image made her look like the love child of Judy Garland and Frida Kahlo. She posted it as her favorite comment that week. I am die hard fan. Of Jenny, but also Die Hard, before I found out Bruce Willis and I had vastly conflicting political views, then I had to rethink David Adison and it was all too much.

  • Reply Duojin Wang October 2, 2015 at 10:33 am

    That plate is hysterical.

  • Reply Krista Vossler October 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

    This book sounds awesome, as does your friendship with Jenny. Speaking of friendships, I have a love-hate relationship with possums. Er, love-to-hate. But they are kinda cute from the front and freakin’ ugly from the back. How is this possible?

  • Reply Liz October 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I had my then 14 year old daughter read Jenny’s first book out loud to my extended family while we were on vacation.
    We laughed until milk came out of our noses. Having a 14 year girl read “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened”, out loud, to her baby boomer uncles and aunts, was the best rite of passage for her. Filled in all the gaps in her education. Can’t wait to have her read from “Furiously Happy”.
    Thanks Jenny!

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