Jenny Lawson is an award-winning humor writer known for her great candor in sharing her struggle with depression and mental illness. Her site, The Bloggess, receives over 125,000 unique visitors each month. On social media, Jenny has over 460,000 Twitter followers; 135,000 Facebook fans; and 25,000 Instagram followers.
Jenny has been recognized by the Nielsen ratings as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers and Forbes listed her blog as one of their Top 100 Websites for Women. In addition to being a multiple-time finalist for the Weblog Awards for Best Writing, Most Humorous Writer and Weblog of the Year, the Huffington Post named her the “Greatest Person of the Day” for her work in raising money for struggling families in December 2010.
Jenny’s first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, takes readers on a hilarious journey through her unique upbringing in rural Texas, her awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. The memoir debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List and transformed Jenny into a household name. Her most recent book, Furiously Happy, explores her lifelong battle with mental illness with a mix of candor and humor. Released in September 2015, the book also became an instant New York Times bestseller.Download Bio
FURIOUSLY HAPPYA Funny Book About Horrible Things
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.
Furiously Happy: How to Find the Humor in Moments of Pain
The Business and Art of Blogging
“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.”
“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 speak...in a real and raw way.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine
“[Lawson] writes with a rambling irreverence that makes you wish she were your best friend.”