"Jenny Lawson returns to narrate her third installment in a disheveled saga of finding the light at the end of a long, winding, ludicrous tunnel...Another treasure in the Lawson collection, this audiobook shines with a powerful message: Depression and anxiety suck, but we can rise above them." -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable audiobook filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.
*This program includes an audio-exclusive bonus chapter*
As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the bests possible way), Jenny brings listeners along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way.
With people experiencing anxiety and depression now more than ever, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all-too-real way, reassuring us that we’re not alone and making us laugh while doing it. From the business ideas that she wants to pitch to Shark Tank to the reason why Jenny can never go back to the post office, Broken leaves nothing to the imagination in the most satisfying way. And 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 when we all need it most.
A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This audiobook of personal essays by Jenny Lawson—whom you might know as the Bloggess—takes us on a fast-paced ride through life’s ups and downs. Lawson is a humorist first and foremost, capable of hilarious riffs on topics from imaginary Shark Tank pitches to the poop emoji. But her primary subject is herself, and that means she’s often exploring heavy topics like autoimmune diseases, clinical depression, and anxiety with her signature wit. Lawson has covered these topics in previous collections like Furiously Happy and the art therapy manual You Are Here, but the pieces in this collection feel even more personal and honest than usual. Occasionally, as in a deeply emotional open letter to an insurance company that refused to pay for her medical treatments, she even drops the humor entirely. Lawson narrates the audiobook in her trademark Texas accent. It’s the kind of listen that will move you—in the best possible way.
Funny and heartwarming
Great book, and even better hearing the authors voice.
Difficult to listen
She is a great writer but could invest in a narrator