Watermark Books and Cafe is pleased to host author Jenny Lawson for the reading and signing of Furiously Happy on Friday, November 6 at 6 p.m. The event will be at Abode Venue, located at 1330 E. Douglas. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for attendees to enjoy cash bar cocktails prior to the event, which begins at 6:00 p.m.
While this is not a ticketed event, signing line tickets will be issued to book purchasers of Furiously Happy on a first-come, first-served basis. Furiously Happy will be available in-store at Watermark Books & Cafe on September 22, but you can pre-order your books now from Watermark Books for priority signing numbers. Click "add to cart" on the link below, or give us a call at 316.682.1181.
According to Jenny: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because "no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house." Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that "none" is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos."
"Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'"
Jenny's first book, LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, was ostensibly about family, but deep down it was about celebrating your own weirdness. 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? You can also follow Jenny on her blog at The Bloggess or on Twitter at @TheBloggess.