Jenny Lawson – The Bloggess

My friend Chris and I went to Jenny Lawson’s book signing this evening. Jenny’s blog, The Bloggess, is one of my favorites because, as she said this evening, she’s realized that she belongs to a tribe — a tribe of people who are just as weird as she is — and it is awesome. If you haven’t read her book, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” you are missing a mostly-true memoir that recounts, in hilarious fashion, her early life with a taxidermist father, her teen and growing up years, and how she ended up becoming the person she is today. And that person just happens to be someone with a huge internet presence through her own blog and through the regular columns she writes for a newspaper in Texas that I can’t remember the name of and which I’m too tired to go look for, but she links the stories on her blog and one of them is about parenting and the other is about sex. Which is actually kind of fitting if you think about it, because you GET kids through sex, so they kind of go hand in hand. But they are also really hilarious. And when I’m having a really long hard day, which happens occasionally, I can count on Jenny to have me happy and laughing again in no time.

And here is a picture of Chris, me, and Jenny. She is super nice, and, in fact, I think we’re best friends now. ^_^

Oh, just me (and Chris) standing next to Jenny Lawson!

And here are some pictures of her doing a reading and answering question. She really is charming, though you should be aware, she cusses. A lot. ^_^ If you don’t mind that, you will probably like her just fine, and if you are weird enough you will love her. ^_^

Oh, and before I forget to mention it, this all took place at the Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. Support Local Business!! (Seriously, it’s important!)

Jenny Lawson Q&A at Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe, Arizona

Jenny Lawson doing a reading at Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe, Arizona

6 thoughts on “Jenny Lawson – The Bloggess

    • She was charming and self-effacing and funny. ^_^ I think what I love most about her is that she is just like me or you or any other “normal” person that you would love to be your hilarious best friend. Also, she is quite upfront about her issues—depression and anxiety disorders—and that has helped thousands of people to realize it isn’t taboo to talk about that stuff any more, and to come out and face it. For instance, she admitted to being heavily medicated in order to do the appearance in public, but in the funniest way possible.

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