2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 260 books.

Book Review: Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson

Oh my goodness but Jenny Lawson has the most amazing way of telling a story… Whether you’re reading her deeply personal thoughts on her struggles with physical and mental illness, her righteous indignation at the behavior in of insurance companies, or the hysterical interactions between her and her long-suffering husband Victor you can’t help but be drawn to this woman…

Lawson is a brilliant storyteller, and manages to capture the pathos of whatever she’s talking about in a way that is so distinctly her own that it makes everything she writes a marvel to read. I laughed so hard reading so many of the stories that I literally started crying and couldn’t catch my breath. Then on the flip side I would read her depictions of depression and anxiety and my heart would start to pound with the tension in the room.

This one offered a lot more introspection than her previous collections, but I found the balance between dark and light in this to still make for a very enjoyable – even if occasionally difficult (in the best possible way) – read. It’s another phenomenal collection and not one to be missed!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.

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