Jenny Lawson (aka “The Bloggess”) is is a #1 NYT bestselling author and award-winning humor writer best known for her inspiring candor in sharing her struggle with depression, anxiety and chronic pain. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter and was constantly “buying too many books” (“Not a real thing,” she insists), so she decided to skip the middleman and open the Nowhere Bookshop, a beloved independent bookstore in San Antonio – which also serves booze because books and booze are what magic is made of.
Her first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a top best-seller and was named Best Humor Book in the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards. Her second book, Furiously Happy, a humorous but heart-breaking look at Lawson’s experience with depression and anxiety disorder, was also a #1 NYT bestseller. The audiobook of Furiously Happy, narrated by Jenny, won the Audie Award for best humor audiobook of 2016. Her third book, YOU ARE HERE: An Owner’s Manual For Dangerous Minds, was a popular adult coloring book/advice book illustrated and written by Jenny. Her most recent book of essays, Broken (in the Best Possible Way), debuted in the number 3 spot of the New York Times bestseller list. Broken was chosen as Best Humor Book of the Year in the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards. Jenny was recognized by the Neilsen ratings as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers, and Forbes listed thebloggess.com as one of their Top 100 Websites for Women.
Lawson’s blog (TheBloggess.com) is award-winning and extremely popular, mainly dark humor mixed with brutally honest periods of mental illness and she is considered one of the funniest writers of our generation by at least three or four people. Her followers on social media sure thinks so – she has 444k twitter followers, 215k Facebook followers and 157K Instagram followers.