Original title: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Edition Language: English
Format: Audio book
Read by: Jenny Lawson
FURIOUSLY HAPPY is a book about mental illness, but under the surface it's about embracing joy in fantastic and outrageous ways-and who doesn't need a bit more of that?
It is a good book to read and a great one to listen. Jenny tells about her life and how she is experiencing it. She also tells about her illness and how she came to turns with it. The book is full of stories about her struggle with the illness: sometimes funny and sometimes depressing. I must say this is the first time I encounter such an honest view on yourself and your instability. At the same time, this is the first time the illnesses like depression were explained in an easy and understandable way, so a person,who is not familiar with it, did not mistake depression for mood swings.
I admire the author for courage, because it is not so easy to talk about such personal things. No one can imagine how difficult it can be to be to fight with yourself for “normal” life. And though Jenny describes some scenes, say when she fell and her body was numb, with a lot of humor, I can imagine how helpless she might have felt and how much frustration that added in everyday family life. Anyway the book is very educating and positive about not so positive things and I believe I will re-read it quite soon.