Book Review: Broken by Jenny Lawson


Title: Broken: In the best possible way

By: Jenny Lawson

Genre: Non-Fiction

Pages: 285

Release Date: April 6th, 2021

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

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.

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers 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.


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One word: Hilarious!

This book had me rolling laughing from the first word until the last. Jenny Lawson has an amazing way of turning the mundane life into something worth reading. I know from experience that writing for humor is a difficult task, but Lawson makes it look so easy. I do wonder, does she talk like she writes? I bet she does.

Lawson bares all her crazy to the world like it is something to be admired, and admire her I do. We could all use a little more openness when it comes to who we are. A must read.

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