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Broken

in the Best Possible Way

Jenny Lawson

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06 May 2021
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson comes her most personal book yet.

As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humour. Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in 'An Open Letter to My Insurance Company', which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. She tackles such timelessly debated questions as 'How do dogs know they have penises?' We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank, and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny's long-suffering husband Victor, the Ricky to Jenny's Lucille Ball, is present throughout.

A treat for Jenny Lawson's already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter.

PRAISE FOR BROKEN 'A new book from Jenny Lawson is always cause for celebration, and Broken is the party of the year. Even better: it's a party that socially-anxious introverts can enjoy from the solitary comfort of their own couches, beds, cars, or closet floors buried under a pile of blankets and/or cats. I loved it. And if you like laughing and weirdness and honesty and - most of all - feeling seen, you will love it too.' Sarah Knight, bestselling author of Get Your Shit Together and The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*CK
By:   Jenny Lawson
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781529066784
ISBN 10:   1529066786
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 May 2021
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

Jenny Lawson - also known as The Bloggess - is an award-winning and wildly popular columnist and blogger, known for her great candour in talking about her struggle with depression and mental illness. She is the author of the number one New York Times bestselling memoirs Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy. You can find her online at www.thebloggess.com or on Twitter @TheBloggess.

Reviews for Broken: in the Best Possible Way

Jenny Lawson is extremely funny because she is extremely honest. Lawson's relentless pursuit of authenticity is the source of the darkly hilarious prose found within this memoir of depression; a memoir that is unexpectedly inspiring and comforting but not unexpectedly endearing. Because to read Jenny Lawson is to love Jenny Lawson -- Augusten Burroughs, author of <i>Running with Scissors</i> A new book from Jenny Lawson is always cause for celebration, and Broken is the party of the year. Even better: it's a party that socially-anxious introverts can enjoy from the solitary comfort of their own couches, beds, cars, or closet floors buried under a pile of blankets and/or cats. I loved it. And if you like laughing and weirdness and honesty and-most of all-feeling seen, you will love it too -- Sarah Knight, internationally bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck I consider Jenny Lawson to be a therapist colleague-not because she's a fellow clinician, but because in courageously sharing the truth of her story, she makes us feel instantly seen and fully understood in all of our alternately painful and hilarious humanity -- Lori Gottlieb, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Maybe You Should Talk To Someone</i> Her delivery is zany, clever, and raunchy. Her conversations with party guests, her long-suffering husband, her sister, and even herself are flat-out hilarious. And the situations she finds herself in are comic gold. Beneath the banter, however, is a heartbreaking chronicle of what goes on in the mind of a person dealing with anxiety and depression * Booklist (Starred Review) * Jenny Lawson's Broken is an adventure in courage. The vulnerability, the heart, and the candor is a gift to anyone who has ever felt too different. Life is sometimes not kind to us and Jenny uses such fierce humor -- Luvvie Ajayi Jones, author of <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>I'm Judging You</i> Jenny Lawson's laugh-out-loud book of essays is all about true stories of fucking up in incredibly human ways, with a few serious and insightful sections on mental health thrown in for balance. Oh, and there's a chapter specifically dedicated to dog penises. So. There's that * Mandatory * Jenny Lawson returns with a wry and entertaining take on her battle with depression . . . As always, the author is unrivaled in her ability to use piercing humor and insight to take on heavy subjects . . . Lawson's fans are in for a treat * Publishers Weekly * Thank you, Jenny, for showing readers that our brokenness and our monsters are worth embracing, that they're worth fighting for. And thank you for showing us that we're worth fighting for, too * The Mighty * Swoops from poetic to profane, madcap to moving and back again. She's in fine form in this collection of essays, which offers support, humor and her take on society's ills and wonders * BookPage * It is Lawson's humor, candor and finely honed writing that is the gold that unites this collection of 37 pieces into one exceptional work. Broken is Lawson at her best * USA Today * The Bloggess is back with painfully funny (and honest) essays about bear attacks, her experimental treatment for depression, and all the things she wants to pitch to Shark Tank. We're already laughing (and crying) thinking about it * HelloGiggles, 'The 10 Best New Books' * Candid stories about anxiety and mental health, injected with plenty of laughter * CNN, '21 of the most anticipated new books' *


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