Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

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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.

As Jenny says:

"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.'"

Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy."

Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.

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JENNY LAWSON, The Bloggess, is an award-winning humor writer known for her great candor in sharing her struggle with depression and mental illness. Her first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
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Flatiron Books
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Published on
Sep 22, 2015
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781250077011
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English
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Humor / General
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#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Amy Schumer's book will make you love her even more. For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm, and more on emotional resonance." —Vogue

"The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is an alternatingly meditative, sexually explicit, side-splittingly hilarious, heart-wrenching, disturbing, passionately political, and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse's life to date." —Harper's Bazaar

"This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer...It's Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend." —TheSkimm

“Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.”
—Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star

The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is—a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.

Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.
死很容易。喜劇很難。

療癒系喜劇天后的嗨翻人生

 

別人蒐集漫畫,我蒐集各種神經失調,

我憂鬱,但我瘋狂的快樂著。

 

幽默人氣部落客珍妮.勞森,真誠分享與憂鬱症和多重心理疾病奮戰、共存的心路歷程。

當癌症患者與病魔搏鬥、好轉到痊癒之後,我們稱他們為抗癌鬥士,他們當之無愧。當憂鬱症患者與疾病搏鬥、好轉到痊癒之後,卻沒有多少人知道,因為太多人在黑暗中受苦……而羞於承認。

我已經一連三天沒有傷害自己了,

我在黑暗中對自己唱著奇怪的戰歌好嚇走魔鬼。

如有必要,我會變身為戰士。

我希望有一天,

大家會認為對抗心理疾病的戰役是值得感到驕傲和熱烈歡呼,而不是羞愧的行為。

我也為你如此祈禱。

 

獻給在黑暗小徑行走的人,

以及在陽光底下卻不忘伸手到黑暗裡,

與我們並肩而行的人。

 

☆《紐約時報》暢銷排行榜第一名作者最新力作

跨界王/黃子佼

每天來點負能量/鍵人

瘋狂快樂推薦

 

地表是正常人呼吸生活的地方,但我們不是。

有時我們和其他人一起走在陽光之下,

有時我們住在水面下、戰鬥、成長。

而有時……我們盡情飛翔。

珍妮.勞森大半輩子都在和多種心理疾病奮戰,她一看到醫師白袍就立即暈倒、嚴重失眠、常焦慮得躲在辦公桌下或起不了床、幻想一籠子雪貂蓋在身上。有時她覺得,她丈夫的生活裡若沒有她,會比較容易。他想了一會然後說:「可能會容易一些,但是不會比較好。」

持續的心理、藥物治療之外,她發起一項「瘋狂的快樂著」運動,要把生活從憂鬱怪獸手裡奪回。她以無比幽默的筆調,誠實分享那些介於「瘋狂」與「正常」之間的脫軌事件。她的作品引起熱烈迴響,好多人謹慎的輕聲告訴她:「我也一樣。我以為只有自己才會這樣。」勇敢擁抱所有讓我們之所以成為我們的特質,不管好的壞的,然後巧妙的將悲劇轉化為生活中的喜樂。正如珍妮老媽所說:「『不正常』或許不是一件壞事。」有時候,不正常才是王道。

光明的時刻一次只維持幾天,但為了這幾天,勇敢支撐住吧。

這幾天抵得過所有黑暗。
Jenny Lawson está longe de ser uma pessoa comum. Ela mesma se considera colecionadora de transtornos mentais, já que é uma depressiva altamente funcional com transtorno de ansiedade grave, depressão clínica moderada, distúrbio de automutilação brando, transtorno de personalidade esquiva e um ocasional transtorno de despersonalização, além de tricotilomania (que é a compulsão de arrancar os cabelos). Por essa perspectiva, sua vida pode parecer um fardo insustentável. Mas não é.

Após receber a notícia da morte prematura de mais um amigo, Jenny decide não se deixar levar pela depressão e revidar com intensidade, lutando para ser alucinadamente feliz. Mesmo ciente de que às vezes pode acabar uma semana inteira sem energia para levantar da cama, ela resolve que criará para si o maior número possível de experiências hilárias e ridículas a fim de encontrar o caminho de volta à sanidade.

É por meio das situações mais inusitadas que a autora consegue encarar seus transtornos de forma direta e franca, levando o leitor a refletir sobre como a sociedade lida com os distúrbios mentais e aqueles que sofrem deles, sem nunca perder o senso de humor. Jenny parte do princípio de que ninguém deveria ter vergonha de assumir uma crise de ansiedade, ninguém deveria menosprezar o sofrimento alheio por ele ser psicológico, e não físico. Ao contrário, é justamente por abraçar esse lado mais sombrio da vida que se torna possível experimentar, com igual intensidade, não só a dor, mas a alegria. 

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