Kind of cheesy, but pretty funny at times. Her voice bothers me though.
I have never in my life have had some one that I can relate with and pretty much can describe themselves to be so much like myself, all except the sleeping disorder. I am in awe. Instead of a dead critter, though, I do carry around a doll who holds on to my Jack Daniels, rides goats and loves petting zoos and riding on huge rooster statues. Since my children refuse (they are teenagers) to take pictures with me, my doll does! Thank you for your inspiration, your statements on mental illnesses and to embrace them. Thank you! You are a true inspiration and truly help people with similarities to yourself. You have helped me in more ways than one! I would refer your books to anyone that loves someone with mental illnesses or has mental illnesses. 5 stars! You kick butt!
I find this petty and irritating and I had really hoped to like it. Didn’t get past a third of it.
This is a audio book about a woman complaining about all of her emotional and physical dysfunctions. I barely got through the first CD, then returned it. I didn't find it funny, entertaining and certainly not uplifting. But I've heard worse, so two stars.
This book was very entertaining. While there are some very serious portions with a lot of value, some of it is just absolutely ridiculous, to the point that you think you are listening to an eighth grader. But over all I was very entertained. The author did a fantastic job of reading the book. I can't see how another narrator would be able to get through the book without laughing!
This is a really great book, read by the author. I can't fathom reading this book on paper with out the author's inflections or emotions. She has some unique insights, that I value. I hadn't thought that I might have similar opinions or experiences as someone who has such severe social disorders... not that I was better, just that I thought my quirks were mine, not traits that she speaks about having in common with a large portion of her audience. I cant imagine the anxiety that she has or the myriad of other conditions she talks about, but I applaud her writing, and "acting like she's good at it" in narrating he book... it would have been lost without her personal touch on it.
The subheadline "A Funny Book About Horrible Things" perfectly sums it up. I loved the parts where she was open and honest about her struggles, there were some parts that made me laugh out loud, and then there were some parts that I thought "Oh My God...". I would definitely recommend.
Not that funny to me. It kind of made my brain spin out of control.
This book was very funny. I truly enjoyed Jenny's views on the world. So many times I found myself laughing and crying at the same time. Her thoughts and way she approaches life allowed me to laugh at some of my many idiosyncrasies. There are moments that made me cringe, I was a bit shocked in the way she speaks about God and Jesus, but found the overall book very good.
This book was really great. Sometimes hard to listen to because it was brutally honest. But when things got really heavy she turned a corner with something completely side kicking funny. And hey, that is how life is- isn't?
WOW was this book TERRIBLE. Listen to a preview before purchasing. I wish I had.
Loved the book! Hilarious stories from someone who is struggling with mental illness. This is not a burden, you just need to adapt and embrace your life.
I got this book hoping it would help to to better understand both my son and my best friend who both suffer from mental illness. It really helped me to understand that some things just can be fixed and you have to accept them for what they are with good says and bad days and all we can do is be there to offer our unconditional live and support. Jenny read this book the way she wrote it and I had to break out the poise pads to listen to it. I enjoyed it so much I immediately purchased her first book.
Any book that features a dead but preserved raccoon speaks to s certain type of reader. Someone who, like the author is a little crazy. I am that reader/listener. This book made time and traffic fly. Funny, edgy and at times odd it says what most of us never say aloud. In a furiously happy way. Loved it.
This book really made me feel like I'm not the only person who feels crazy most days. Struggling with mental illness is hard enough when people don't understand, and this book brings amazing light on how the struggle is. Thank you Jenny Lawson for being the light in the darkness for me.
I love this book- Lawson gets it and it is so refreshing to hear about the craziness of life as if inside of the mind of someone else. Best book I've read in the last decade- loved it!
Also, such a perk to have the author read her own work- brilliant!
Very entertaining. Did have to take breaks because the frenetic pace of her reading gets exhausting after a while
A counselor once told me that if you think you are going crazy you aren't because crazy people don't know that they are crazy. Reality is we are all a little crazy and it's refreshing to hear Jenny share her story. She brings joy and perspective to mental illness.
Horrible rants that are spontaneous. This book is listening to someone brag about how crazy they are and try to out "crazy" everyone else who is crazy. Some parts were useful but overall it's annoying. I listened to the entire book because I'm no quitter; buy IT DIDN'T GET BETTER. This book isn't my cup of tea, but I can see how it may help or amuse someone else.
This was a wonderful book- thoroughly enjoyed it!! We are all crazy in our own way- put a lot into perspective!! Narration by Jenny was perfect- Thank you
I'm glad I did not listen to the negative reviews and went ahead and purchased this book. I thought it was hilarious and thought Jenny was the perfect narrator. Her insights into her struggles with mental illness will be helpful to me understanding loved ones in my family.
Gutter Junk ....waste of time ... Listening let alone study of English language!
Great book! Personal stories shared to put many things into perspective. We are all a little crazy- just varying degrees and we need not be so hard on ourself.
i laughed til the tears came. jenny is the perfect narrator for her story. each chapter was weirdly hysterical and heart wrenchingly (that's a word now!) honest. so much love for this book and jenny.
Really annoying reading style with each sentence ending with high pitch. I could not go beyond the first 30 mins.
So amazing! I laughed, I cried, Ieatmed more about myself from this book than 4 years in therapy. I loved it so much I boght the book.
Jenny shares her random thoughts. It wasn't for me and I got my credit back.
Love the book. Love Jenny. It has helped me to see into the mind of my daughter and some friends that deal with anxiety and depression. Thanks Jenny.
Highly recommend this book. Jenny is a light in the darkness for so many people.