After a lengthy courtship, accidental erotic novelist, Betty Berry, is finally ready to cement her love to her beau, Ted.
Mistakenly believing she’s found the ideal sophisticated setting for their romantic getaway, Betty books a night at the elusive Exotic Aristocrat Boutique.
Oblivious to the scandal unfolding around her, Betty prepares for her night of passion, armed with her fluffy slippers and trusty dunking beaker.
Betty is shocked when a former love interest arrives and stumbles upon a rubbery, twelve-inch, dildo under the bed. However, the tragic news he has to share threatens to blow the rubber dong right out of the water.
Betty Berry, a 65-year-old grandmother, is struggling to come to terms with her new, unexpected career as a famous rumpy-pumpy novelist.
After being banned from her country club, Betty misses her respectable reputation. When she finds her elderly mother-in-law with nipple clamps dangling from her earlobes, the suburban housewife realises she’s a corrupting influence and hangs up her pen.
However, the demands of her greedy family force Betty to sell the film rights to her novel – on one condition: she has no part in the creation of such revolting cinematic filth.
But things don't go to plan and once again Betty finds herself thrown into the centre of an outrageous hanky-panky scandal.
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.
Rufus Sebbleford and his friends are looking forward to a school trip to the Mr Splendiferous Science Park unaware that the mad scientist is keeping a dangerous troll locked up in the grounds.
The scientist’s obsession with trolls causes further problems for the Super-Troll-Knobbly-Foot family who are trying desperately to pass as humans.
Meanwhile, the stinky trolls of Gloopyglen Babblebrook begin digging a tunnel under the science park in search of a new bigger cave for their expanding bellies.
Before long, the children find themselves trapped as the park becomes swamped with revolting trolls. Rufus, Bruno and Polly must come up with a plan before their classmates become troll food.
A slimy, smelly, sausage-slinging adventure packed with mischief, troll traps and a really reckless wacky scientist.
Mr Splendiferous and the Troublesome Trolls is Book 2 in the Smelly Troll series. You don't need to read the books in order. However, for the most spewmungous enjoyment, we recommend reading The Troll Trap first.
Rufus Sebbleford is the only boy in the world to have ever seen a real troll. So, when he finds out that trolls plan to attack Sludgeside School, he must stop them with the help of his good friend Polly.
Meanwhile, the Super-Troll-Knobbly-Foot family decide to turn their backs on smelly bottoms and eating children. They don't want to be bad any more. So, they paint themselves orange and try to live like humans. However, being enormous, horned and slimy makes it difficult to blend in.
Will Sludgeside ever be safe from the disgusting bad trolls and their horrifying leader, The Ogre of Uggle?
A stinky, squelchy adventure packed with secret dens, tree climbing, troll traps and lots and lots of revolting smells.
Brawnulator Powerknees picks other people’s noses, smells like mutated tuna and eats small children. He is the strongest, fastest, most desirable man on the planet – to a troll.
When Rufus and his friends go on a skiing holiday to the Craggle Alps, they have no idea that the Winter Trollympics – the biggest sporting event of the troll calendar – is taking place nearby.
Sporting a wide variety of dangerous athletes, including Brawnulator, the Winter Trollympics is a hazardous place for children to be. But an avalanche blocks the railway line, leaving Rufus and his friends stranded amongst the hungry beasts.
A slippery, icy adventure packed with hideous trolls, winter sports and lots and lots of snotacular calamities.
Eating children is wrong. But what did you expect from a creature that slurps other people’s bogies?
When Rufus Sebbleford learns that trolls plan to attack Sludgeside School, he has to act fast. He and Polly hatch a plan with the help of their new friend Bruno, unaware that Bruno happens to be a troll.
A school trip to the Mr Splendiferous Science Park results in chaos, when the mad scientist is found to be keeping a dangerous troll locked up in the grounds.
And Rufus comes face to face with the dangerous sporting hero Brawnulator Powerknees, when a skiing holiday to the Craggle Alps collides with the Winter Trollympics.
A stinky, squelchy adventure; a slimy, sausage-slinging adventure; and a slippery, icy adventure – all packed into one gruesome volume.