Framing the Dialogue

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

“I apologize in advance for that, and also for offending you, because you’re going to get halfway through this book and giggle at non sequiturs about Hitler and abortions and poverty, and you’ll feel superior to all the uptight, easily offended people who need to learn how to take a fucking joke, but then somewhere in here you’ll read one random thing that you’re sensitive about, and everyone else will think it’s hysterical, but you’ll think, “Oh, that is way over the line.” I apologize for that one thing. Honestly, I don’t know what I was thinking.”

Furiously Happy

Author Jenny Lawson “suffers” from a myriad of maladies including depression.  Rather than wallow (okay she does that too), she shines light on her life living with disorders.  I hesitate to use words like malady and disorders as I don’t know what the correct (or politically correct) terms to use.  Lawson would probably make fun of me for faux empathy.  She brings a great deal of humor in Furiously Happy, her second book.  Reading her explanation of the cover art is enough to make your day.  Other than to say that I’ve never read a book like this…and I liked it, there’s nothing really to add.  You’ll just have to read it and I recommend that you do.  It may be a cliché, but you will laugh and cry, though mostly laugh.