“Lawson’s self-deprecating humor is not only gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate; it allows her to speak…in a real and raw way.” ― O, The Oprah Magazine

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.

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Broken (in the best possible way)

Holt Paperbacks |

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way.

With people experiencing anxiety and depression now more than ever, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all-too-real way, reassuring us that we’re not alone and making us laugh while doing it. From the business ideas that she wants to pitch to Shark Tank to the reason why Jenny can never go back to the post office, Broken leaves nothing to the imagination in the most satisfying way. And 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 when we all need it most.

You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds

Flatiron Books |
Self-Help & Psychology Humor

When Jenny Lawson is anxious, one of the things she does is to draw. Elaborate doodles, beautiful illustrations, often with captions that she posts online. At her signings, fans show up with printouts of these drawings for Jenny to autograph. And inevitably they ask her when will she publish a whole book of them. That moment has arrived.

You Are Here is something only Jenny could create. A combination of inspiration, therapy, coloring, humor, and advice, this book is filled with Jenny’s amazingly intricate illustrations, all on perforated pages that can be easily torn out, hung up, and shared. Drawing on the tenets of art therapy―which you can do while hiding in the pillow fort under your bed―You Are Here is ready to be made entirely your own.

Some of the material is dark, some is light; some is silly and profane and irreverent. Gathered together, this is life, happening right now, all around, in its messy glory, as only Jenny Lawson could show us.

Furiously Happy

Flatiron Books |

“I’ve often thought that people with severe depression have developed such a well for experiencing extreme emotion that they might be able to experience extreme joy in a way that ‘normal people’ also might never understand. And that’s what Furiously Happy is all about.”

Jenny’s readings are standing room only, with fans lining up to have Jenny sign their bottles of Xanax or Prozac as often as they are to have her sign their books. Furiously Happy appeals to Jenny’s core fan base but also transcends it. There are so many people out there struggling with depression and mental illness, either themselves or someone in their family―and in Furiously Happy they will find a member of their tribe offering up an uplifting message (via a taxidermied roadkill raccoon). Let’s Pretend This Never Happened ostensibly was about embracing your own weirdness, but deep down it was about family. Furiously Happy is about depression and mental illness, but deep down it’s about joy―and who doesn’t want a bit more of that?

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

Berkley |

When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it.

In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives.


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Honors, Awards & Recognition

Best Bookstore Readers’ Choice award by San Antonio Magazine, 2023
New York Times Bestselling Author
Best Humor Book of the Year, Goodreads Choice Awards, 2012 & 2021
Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers
Weblog award for Best Writing & Most Humorous Writer Finalist

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