B is for Bloggess

I hope that you are familiar with Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess. She’s wonderful, magical, funny, sweet and writes a stellar blog.

In addition to her blog, she writes books. There are three out so far, ‘Let’s Pretend This Never Happened’, which I believe I had written a review about back before my old blog got nuked, ‘Furiously Happy’ – the review of that is here and ‘You Are Here’ which is a delightful mix of writing and fabulous coloring opportunities (I will likely write a review for it when we get to the letter ‘Y’ in the blogging challenge).

Jenny has a delightful sense of humor. She writes about mental illness with gentleness and compassion. There are days that I read her blog that I laugh until I can hardly breathe and days it makes me mist up and I love all of it. I’ve had the tremendous good fortune to meet her in person when she did a book tour for her first book. Even though she has anxiety issues, she was charming and gracious and it was lovely for the few minutes that I got to speak to her.

Anyhow, if you have a mental illness yourself or know someone who does, I highly recommend Jenny’s books. I have given both Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy to my Mom and I think they both provided several ‘lightbulb moments’ and epiphanies to her that perhaps I wasn’t ‘trying to be weird’ when I was a teenager, that, in reality, things were going on that I couldn’t properly articulate that were seen as just ‘teenager bullshit’ that was actually far deeper than that.

3 thoughts on “B is for Bloggess

  1. She’s a gem, isn’t she? I had the honor of having her in my inbox years ago. A friend of mine and I had a rambunctious exchange in the Bloggess’ comments to a post. Rather than be angry we were using that platform, she emailed us both. (Glad I found you through the A to Z Challenge – I bet you weren’t the only one who chose her as your B!)
    #AtoZChallenge: B is for Burgers

  2. It can be so difficult to explain to those who never experience it what is going on in our heads. Everyone has their hard.

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