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Jenny Lawson: Furiously Happy Tour

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

Online ordering has ended for this event. If you cannot attend tonight's event with Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) but would like a signed copy of Furiously Happy, please come into the store prior to the event, or call us at (831) 423-0900 to purchase a copy over the phone, and give your information to get it signed to one of our staff. If you are planning to attend tonight's event, and have not yet purchased your copy of Furiously Happy with a signing line voucher, please plan to come in person to get your copy.

Seating for the event will open at 5:30, and the event will start at 7 pm. We do expect high attendance for this event, so please plan to arrive and make your purchases and/or pick-ups early. After Jenny Lawson speaks, we will call people up by signing line voucher number (you may sit or browse while you wait for your number to be called). After all vouchers have been fulfilled, we will open up the signing line to those without vouchers, as the author has time for. Thank you for your support, and interest in our last author event of 2015!

"According to the many shrinks I've seen in the last two decades, I am a high-functioning depressive with severe anxiety disorder, mild bipolar tendencies, moderate clinical depression, mild self-harm issues, impulse control disorder, and occasional depersonalization disorder. Also, sprinkled in like paprika over a mentally unbalanced deviled egg, are mild OCD and trichotillomania.... 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."

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author and unparalleled Bookshop Santa Cruz staff favorite Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with severe depression and mental illness, and explains how it has led her to live life in the fullest. Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. About the difference between surviving life and living life; the difference between being sane and being furiously happy. Because as Jenny's mom says, maybe “crazy” isn't so bad after all. Sometimes crazy is just right.

Lawson’s first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, 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?

Jenny Lawson (also known as the Bloggess) is a humor writer known for her candor in addressing her struggle with depression and mental illness. Let's Pretend This Never Happened, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and sold over 400,000 copies. Her fans include Neil Gaiman, Rosie O'Donnell, Stephanie Meyer, and Matthew Broderick, among others.

Important signing line details: Priority signing line vouchers are available with book purchase. Attendees may reserve a spot in the signing line by purchasing (or pre-ordering) a copy of Furiously Happy from Bookshop Santa Cruz before the event (in store or online). Publication date for Furiously Happy is September 22. At the signing, voucher holders will be called up to enter signing line according to the number on their voucher. Ms. Lawson will sign her previous book and photographs are allowed. Signing line vouchers do not guarantee a seat at the event. (This will become a standing room-only event and seating is limited!) Open seating will begin at 5:30pm for this 7:00pm; no seats may be reserved before 5:30pm. If you have accessibility needs, please contact Bookshop Santa Cruz at least 2 days before this event.