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From number one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson comes her most personal book yet.

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humour. Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in ‘An Open Letter to My Insurance Company’, which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. She tackles such timelessly debated questions as ‘How do dogs know they have penises?’ We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny’s long-suffering husband Victor, the Ricky to Jenny’s Lucille Ball, is present throughout. 

A treat for Jenny Lawson’s already existing fans and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter.

This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus chapter.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Jenny Lawson (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Heart, Soul and More Belly Laughs Than I Can Count

I love Jenny Lawson. I've read every book she's written and I recommend all of them. She never fails to make me laugh until the tears are streaming down my face (yes, in public). She is a wonderful mess of a human that uses the very things that make her a mess to make other people feel better. To give them hope that life can be lived well despite damage. To make them laugh at themselves and at the world and to know that, though some days are darker than can be imagined, there is always light around the corner. Her mess makes her the gifted writer she is.
More than that though, she is the funniest person on the planet (in my humble opinion). Her strange and bizarre and exceptional mind and her gift for writing mean that you are right there with her, in every ludicrous situation, in every awkward, embarrassing and hilarious conversation. It's glorious. Just beware - if you listen to this on your headphones on public transport, you will make a spectacle of yourself as you squeal and guffaw your way through each chapter.

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Oh so many reasons to read this book.

If you have ADHD or any other such ailment this is your new best friend. Filled with all the laughs and cry’s you need to have but didn’t know you needed.
Thank you Jenny for your openness and making us all feel normal and most of all accepted.

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  • 19-04-2021

Funny, honest, sad, haunting and so very brave

A laugh out loud book at times, at others you can feel the depths of the difficulties Jenny has faced. She is one of my favourite people I have never met. She’s someone I’d love to not hang out with (because we’re both too introverted). The book is well worth a listen, she’s narrated it too, which I think brings more meaning and life to the already awesome stories.

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  • 18-04-2021

Iconic

Jenny Lawson can make me laugh and cry all in the span of 30 minutes. This book is a work of art. There are no words that can do it justice. Just listen.

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