Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson | Conversation Starters
Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson’s second novel, is a true story about the author’s experience with mental illness. Although it might seem depressing, the book is presented in a humorous way to give it a twist. According to the author, it is a “funny book about horrible things,” and so it is. The author’s purpose is to encourage people in similar conditions to find the advantage despite the situation, and thus her title is apt, “furiously happy.” Readers will laugh and cry with this book, and even if it was lightly told, realize the strength beneath the struggle against things that may bring a person down.
Furiously Happy has been on the NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List for eight weeks and is also a #1 New York Times best-selling novel.
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