Jenny Lawson
The Bloggess, #1 New York Times bestselling memoirist

Jenny Lawson (aka “The Bloggess”) is a #1 NYT bestselling author and award-winning humor writer best known for her inspiring candor in sharing her struggle with depression, anxiety and chronic pain.  On social media she has 444k twitter followers, 215k facebook followers and 157K instagram followers.

Jenny was recognized by the Neilsen ratings as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers, and Forbes listed as one of their Top 100 Websites for Women. 

Her first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a top best-seller and was named Best Humor Book in the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards.  Her second book, Furiously Happy, a humorous but heart-breaking look at Lawson’s experience with depression and anxiety disorder, was also a #1 NYT bestseller.   The audiobook of Furiously Happy, narrated by Jenny, won the Audie Award for best humor audiobook of 2016.  Her third book, YOU ARE HERE: An Owner’s Manual For Dangerous Minds, was a popular adult coloring book/advice book illustrated and written by Jenny.  Her most recent book of essays, Broken (in the Best Possible Way), debuted in the number 3 spot of the New York Times bestseller list. Broken was chosen as Best Humor Book of the Year in the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards.

Jenny is the owner and proprietress of Nowhere Bookshop, a beloved independent bookstore and bar in San Antonio, Texas. She continues to write and speak openly about her struggles while celebrating her often hilarious victories.

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Furiously HappyA Funny Book About Horrible Things
Flatiron Books

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

Broken(in the best possible way)

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.

You Are HereAn Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds


A new book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson, destined to be a classic—part therapy, part best friend, part humor, part coloring book.


The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy.

Mental Health Chances are you either are dealing with mental illness, will deal with mental illness or will love someone who deals with mental illness. Jenny Lawson is a #1 NYT bestselling author known for her honest struggles with a plethora of disorders, including treatment-resistant depression, anxiety disorder, inattentive ADHD, and OCD. But through it all she practices her art of being FURIOUSLY HAPPY...of celebrating every day that survived, creating more tools for her mental health toolbox, and helping others to know that they are not alone as they struggle. Her journey has saved lives, including her own.
Inspiring Leadership Four years ago, NYT bestselling author Jenny Lawson opened a progressive independent bookshop in conservative Texas right before a pandemic. It should not have survived but it is currently one of the best and most successful indie bookshops in San Antonio, and Jenny loves sharing what worked and what she's learned as a woman in leadership.
On Creating Jenny Lawson has 4 NYT bestsellers so she knows about the incredible highs of creativity and also the challenges that come with writer's block, lack of focus, imposter syndrome and working with criticism. She loves sharing the path that lead her to where she is while still being honest about the many roadblocks she's overcome. From finding boundaries as a memoirist to dealing with negative reviews to silencing the voices in your head that say your voice doesn't matter, Jenny provides an honest and inspiring message of the importance of creating art even when it's hard. As she says, "Learn from my mistakes. Someone should."

People MagazineWriter Jenny Lawson on the Unusual Cure for Her Depression: ‘I Had Happiness Drilled into My Head’
Texas MonthlyThe Rise (and Occasional Dips Into Despair!) of Jenny Lawson
Washington PostFor author Jenny Lawson, life is brutal — and hilarious
Praise for Jenny Lawson:

“Jenny made me laugh so hard I feared for my safety! I think that's how she was able to get past my defenses and make me feel more okay about myself.”
—Allie Brosh, author of Hyperbole and a Half

“You'll laugh, wince, writhe in discomfort, cry, then laugh again. You might even feel the need to buy a raccoon. But the two things you'll never do is doubt Jenny's brilliance or her fearlessness when it comes to having honest discussions about mental illness, shame, and the power of human resilience. She's changing the conversation one rented sloth at a time.”
—Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly

“The Bloggess writes stuff that actually is laugh-out-loud, but you know that really you shouldn't be laughing and probably you'll go to hell for laughing, so maybe you shouldn't read it. That would be safer and wiser.”
—Neil Gaiman

“Even when I was funny, I wasn't this funny.”
—Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors and This Is How

“Lawson's self-deprecating humor is not only gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate; it allows her to a real and raw way.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

“[Lawson] writes with a rambling irreverence that makes you wish she were your best friend.”
Entertainment Weekly