[Book Review] Broken by Jenny Lawson || Broken (In the best possible way) ||

Jenny is hilarious (in the best possible way). Well, one of the best reads of 2021 I must say. The book just took me on a train of emotions which had no stops or breaks in between and the ending just got me all giddy and happy and sad, Everything At The Same Time. So, when they say Jenny is the best, SHE IS, do not underestimate that.

Name: Broken : In the best possible way
Author: Jenny Lawson
Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir
Published by Picador Books
Publishing Date: 15th April, 2021

(also, it has two different covers! one for paperback and one for hardback!)

Goodreads || Amazon US || Amazon IN || Amazon UK


“And love. I need that too. And so do you. It’s not just a gift we give to ourselves. . .it’s a duty. I’ll remind you if you remind me” ~Jenny Lawson

(The above quote is from a proof copy and might have different words in the final print.)

Let me get into it quick quick!

Jenny Lawson is known to include the serious topics like depression, anxiety, panic, each hurting things we go through in a very fun way. She is as normal as we can think of yet someone who can steal our hearts in a snap of fingers through her writing. There are such normal talks which you can relate to with your everyday life (i am a student but i have some non-marriage relatable stuff as well, DON’T OVERTHINK IT). Also, yes I am trying to be funny.

Jenny Lawson in this book starts talking about her memory loss and how she forgot that she wrote this book, and she thinks I don’t believe it and she is right but I cannot help it but she says that so I am going to believe her. (heh!) There are so many happy, confusing, sad, totally hilarious, serious, me crying, me cannot stop laughing moments in this.

There are so many underlines and small notes I have made in this book which will keep reminding me to keep moving. As a student, I have my issues, finishing this finishing that, everything piling up my head and sometimes I get angry but I see myself growing in that matter after I read this book. Being happy and always cheerful when you feel sad and angry about your surrounding and yourself is one thing, and Jenny taught me that.

It is one of the happiest book alive on the world which will also teach you something along-side a beautiful story.

If you have been around, you know how I did not enjoy non-fiction before, but, that has changed too! The book made me start loving and understanding the lives of other people try to understand everything in a way which is funny to everyone. There is an instance in the book where Jenny Lawson mentions tweets by other people who started sending their funny (you read the book to know!) experiences and moreover how everyone in the comment sections were interacting with each other and laughing and relating to each other.

Another thing which touched my heart was the fountain incident! (again, you read it to know) but Jenny has posted the colorful photo on her twitter to show the beauty of that thing. Please, please, please read this book!

A book of love, loss, family, laughter and something that tinges your heart to keep this near you forever.


About the Author:

(picture from Jenny’s website)

Known for her sardonic wit and her hysterically skewed outlook on life, Jenny Lawson has made millions of people question their own sanity, as they found themselves admitting that they, too, often wondered why Jesus wasn’t classified as a zombie, or laughed to the point of bladder failure when she accidentally forgot that she mailed herself a cobra. Her blog (www.thebloggess.com) is award-winning and extremely popular.

(taken from goodreads)


Special thanks to Siobhan Slattery for trusting us and sending the copy our way! Thank you so much Picador books and family for this amazing book. And thank you Jenny, for giving the world this amazing book!


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