VIRTUAL EVENT: Jenny Lawson in conversation with Victor Lawson for Broken (in the best possible way)

05/17 at 7pm: Virtual Book Launch with Jenny Lawson in Conversation with Victor Lawson
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Lets Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.

Square Books is pleased to partner with Holt to present the exclusive paperback virtual launch of New York Times bestseller Broken (in the best possible way). Join us on May 17 at 7 PM CT on Zoom Webinar to discuss her most personal book yet. The conversation will be followed by moderated audience Q&A.

This virtual event is free to attend but registration is required. Click here to RSVP.

Bookplated copies available.

About the Book:

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.

Includes photographs and illustrations.

About the Author:

Jenny Lawson is an award-winning humorist known for her great candor in sharing her struggle with mental illness. 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 just started her own bookshop, which also serves booze because books and booze are what magic is made of. She has previously written Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, both of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also wrote You Are Here, which inexplicably made it onto the New York Times bestseller list in spite of the fact that it was basically a very fun coloring book. She would like to be your friend unless you’re a real asshole. And yes, she realizes that this whole paragraph is precisely the reason she shouldn’t be allowed to write her own bio.

Victor Lawson is a successful business man who has been married to Jenny for 25 years and still hasn't figured her out. Some would call that "keeping the mystery in a relationship." He agrees but would still like to know a few things, including why he just opened a box of eyeballs. Although Jenny is known for her written humor, most people agree that Victor is the funny one IRL, which is very confusing to everyone involved.

Praise For:

“Jenny Lawson is extremely funny because she is extremely honest. Lawson’s relentless pursuit of authenticity is the source of the darkly hilarious prose found within this memoir of depression—a memoir that is unexpectedly inspiring and comforting but not unexpectedly endearing. Because to read Jenny Lawson is to love Jenny Lawson.” —Augusten Burroughs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors

“[Lawson]...makes others laugh. Her delivery is zany, clever, and raunchy. Her conversations with party guests, her long-suffering husband, her sister, and even herself are flat-out hilarious. And the situations she finds herself in are comic gold. Beneath the banter, however, is a heartbreaking chronicle of what goes on in the mind of a person dealing with anxiety and depression.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Longtime fans of the author’s prose know that the destinations really aren’t the point; it’s the laugh-out-loud, tears-streaming-down-your-face journeys that make her writing so irresistible....[A] winning mix of shameless irreverence, wicked humor, and vulnerability.” —Kirkus Reviews

“I consider Jenny Lawson to be a therapist colleague—not because she’s a fellow clinician, but because in courageously sharing the truth of her story, she makes us feel instantly seen and fully understood in all of our alternately painful and hilarious humanity.” —Lori GottliebNew York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Event address: 
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Broken (in the best possible way) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250812483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 3rd, 2022