Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
Recommended by: Travis Rosenberg, Human Resources
Why you should think about reading this book: The cover makes me smile—bright and yellow, with a crazy-eyed stuffed raccoon. While a few years old now, the book is very timely as it takes a transparent yet humorous look into dealing with one’s own mental health and how to live life to the fullest. I cried, I empathized, but most importantly, I laughed… a lot. The book provided a very cathartic experience for me in my “year of COVID-19”, and I thought others would benefit from it as well. Warning: adult language, so it’s not for everyone!
Favorite quote: “I’m going to be furiously happy, out of sheer spite”, “Don’t sabotage yourself. There are plenty of other people willing to do that for free”, and “Make wonderful mistakes. Make the kind of mistakes that make people so shocked that they have no other choice but to be a little impressed.”