Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine (http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/ ) where book bloggers can showcase an upcoming release they are particularly excited about.
For my first Waiting on Wednesday, I chose Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
Publication date: September 22, 2015
"In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.
But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.
Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." "
I am a big fan of Lawson's previous book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened. I also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and moderate depression. Lawson's books not only entertain me, but speak to me as well.