Hello people! How are you? And how are your reading going? I hope your week has started great and you all are safe! Today I am here with the second post for this meme and I am so excited about it!!!!
This meme is here to share with you all some of the books that I have loved but that I haven’t reviewed or that I have read a lot of time ago. Because all of them deserve to be shared! So… let’s start!
Today’s post would be shorter than the last one because I don’t have some fanart to share with you all because today’s protagonist is a tad different, but it is a book I deeply loved, and it is a book that I think all of us should read so…
Title: Furiously Happy
Author: Jenny Lawson
You can buy it here: Amazon
In Furiously Happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest:
“I’ve often thought that people with severe depression have developed such a well for experiencing extreme emotion that they might be able to experience extreme joy in a way that ‘normal people’ also might never understand. And that’s what Furiously Happy is all about.”
Jenny’s readings are standing room only, with fans lining up to have Jenny sign their bottles of Xanax or Prozac as often as they are to have her sign their books. Furiously Happy appeals to Jenny’s core fan base but also transcends it. There are so many people out there struggling with depression and mental illness, either themselves or someone in their family—and in Furiously Happy they will find a member of their tribe offering up an uplifting message (via a taxidermied roadkill raccoon). Let’s Pretend This Never Happened ostensibly was about embracing your own weirdness, but deep down it was about family. Furiously Happy is about depression and mental illness, but deep down it’s about joy—and who doesn’t want a bit more of that?
So, as you can see, this one is not a fantasy book. It’s not even a fiction book, but it is an autobiography (or part of, because this one is the sequel, sort of, of Let’s pretend this never happened, but you don’t need to read them in order to enjoy this one at its best, trust me!) and it is about the relationship between the author and her mental health.
It is a delicate theme, and it is highly personal, so writing a review for this one is always been behind my possibilities, because of its personal nature, but this is not a good reason to not talk about it!
This book deserves to be known because it is unique and so real, and fun and tragic at the same time. It moved me so much, and it made me laugh so much, it was just… visceral. And I think that this book can really help every one of us.
I can say that this is one of the best books I have ever read, and it is my to-go book when I have to recs a book to someone that I don’t know very well, or when I have to gift a book and I am not 100% sure of the preference of the other person. Because this is a book for all occasions. And it always is the right book.
When I got the interview for my actual job at one point they ask me to recs them a book, and you know which book I have chosen?? I let you guess. This summer one of my coworkers asked me for a book recommendation, and since he doesn’t read fantasy (and I am trying so hard to not judge him for it!) I just pointed this one out. And you know what? Well, obviously I got the job and that wasn’t just because of the book (but the person who asked me then said to me that he read it and loved it, ah!) but my coworker said that he loved it and that he gave it to one of his neighbors, and she loved it too! He told me that I made their day!!! (Well, not me me, but the book).
And I just have lost the count of how many copies of this book I have bought since I first read it. Because every damn time I have to gift someone a book I gift this one. Because the book deserves to be read, and we deserve to read it. It would be healthy for us, and it would be fantastic. If you want to help yourself, if you want to treat yourself to something really good, if you want something unique, if you want something fun, if you want something that would move you to your core… well, you just have to read this book!
And here you can see some reviews of this amazing book!
- Frannie Pan‘s review (on Goodreads)
- Karen‘s review (on Goodreads)
- Fiction No Chaser‘s review
- Melissa Loves Books review
And today special guest:
- Patrick Rothfuss‘ review!
What about you? Have you read this book? Or do you have it on your TBR? And have more arts or reviews to share?? Let me know!