My first ever book recommendation

I’ve been away from writing for over a week and I can’t decide if I should jot everything down about my fantastic vacation in Mexico or catch up on all the other blogs I follow. Because I was on vacation, I also kind of forgot to take my medicine regularly so I am teetering between being super anxious that I will never read all my email (I’m one of those people who gets hives when the number of emails is over ten-it’s at 439) and super depressed that I let Justin have my laptop to watch seasons of the Sopranos the whole time we were traveling, thus setting me so far behind in my internet endeavors.

Since I was not technologically connected for ten days (Facebook doesn’t count guys), I had the chance to read a real book. If you haven’t already, you should check out Jenny Lawson on I read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened because I’ve been a big fan for a while now and I just hadn’t gotten around to reading her actual books. I thought this would be as good a time as any. Well, the people who were poolside watching me laugh until I cried are probably still wondering what the heck is wrong with me but I really enjoyed myself. And, I am happy to report that my bladder is in excellent shape. Anyone who’s had kids or is over 50 knows that when you laugh a lot sometimes things get out of control, but that didn’t happen once while I was laugh-reading. My father in law picked my book up at one point and said, “This looks funny. I’m not sure if that lady’s alright, but her book looks funny.” Probably the best surprise ever was that my all-time favorite blog post was actually IN THE BOOK so I got to enjoy it for the 3,457th time in paper form. I like to call that post “knock knock motherfucker” (you’ll see why when you read it) but apparently its real name is “And that’s why you should learn to pick your battles”. If I haven’t made you read it already, you should go do it now: You’re welcome. I will be writing all about my vacation and the adventures we had, but this should hold you over for a few hours. I need to go take care of that email.

Author: livefromtimeout

When I'm not refereeing my two children, I like to workout and drink wine. But not at the same time. Teaching happens to be my vocation and my passion.

8 thoughts on “My first ever book recommendation”

  1. Her new book Furiously Happy is also really great. She writes about very serious issues in dealing with her own mental illness in a funny, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting way. And she manages to do it without being either flippant, maudlin or self-pitying. I think this book will help a lot of people


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