Introduction by Kelly Corrigan
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things is about taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are. They're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between surviving life and living life. It's the difference between taking a shower and teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair. It's the difference between being sane and being furiously happy. Jenny Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in this narrative she is at her snort inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are the beautiful and the flawed and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe crazy isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.
Jenny Lawson, the Bloggess, is a humor writer known for her candor in addressing her struggle with depression and mental illness. She has over 400,000 Twitter followers, 117,000 Facebook fans, her blog gets 1-2 million pageviews per month, and her social media prescence continues to grow. Her first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, was a #1 New York Times Bestseller and sold over 400,000 copies. Her fans include Neil Gaiman, Rosie O'Donnell, Stephanie Meyer, and Matthew Broderick, among others.