Furiously Happy (Lawson)

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Also, consider these LitLovers talking points to help start a discussion for Furiously Happy:

1. Jenny Lawson is open about her struggle with mental illness. Has this book altered your view of those who face mental issues or given you greater insight of their plight?

2. Cancer patients, Lawson tells us, are not blamed for their failure to respond to treatment, but the same cannot always be said for those who suffer from mental illness. Why is that?

3. Do you personally know people—friends or family members—who suffer from any of the illnesses that Jenny Lawson discusses? If so, how do they cope, and how do the people close to them, perhaps yourself included, deal with their illnesses?

4. Talk about the use of humor in Furiously Happy. How does it affect your reading of this book? Why might Lawson treat such a serious, often tragic, subject with laughter?

5. What is the significance of the title, "Furiously Happy"?

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