Jenny Lawson - Broken (in the Best Possible Way)

Tuesday, May 17, 7pm CT / 8pm ET
Exclusive Online Event - Book Purchase or RSVP to gain admission

Left Bank Books and Books & Books with Holt Publishing + independent bookstores welcome award-winning humorist and author
Jenny Lawson,
for a special virtual event to celebrate the release of
Broken (in the Best Possible Way),
in an exclusive online event at 7pm CT / 8pm ET on Tuesday, May 17th.
Lawson will be in conversation with her comedic foil/husband
Victor Lawson.
Order a copy of
from Left Bank Books or RSVP to gain access to the event & support authors and independent bookstores!
Please purchase before May 17th, 6pm CT to gain access to the event. An email will be sent the day of the event for attendees.
Bookplates are available for the first 20 people that purchase from Left Bank Books!

Jenny Lawson is an award-winning humorist known for her great candor in sharing her struggle with mental illness. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter and was constantly “buying too many books” (“Not a real thing,” she insists), so she decided to skip the middleman and just started her own bookshop, which also serves booze because books and booze are what magic is made of. She has previously written Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, both of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also wrote You Are Here, which inexplicably made it onto the New York Times bestseller list in spite of the fact that it was basically a very fun coloring book. She would like to be your friend unless you’re a real asshole. And yes, she realizes that this whole paragraph is precisely the reason she shouldn’t be allowed to write her own bio.

Victor Lawson is a successful business man who has been married to Jenny for 25 years and still hasn't figured her out. Some would call that "keeping the mystery in a relationship." He agrees but would still like to know a few things, including why he just opened a box of eyeballs. Although Jenny is known for her written humor, most people agree that Victor is the funny one IRL, which is very confusing to everyone involved.  


An Instant New York Times Bestseller
New bonus chapter

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let ' s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.

As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way.

With people experiencing anxiety and depression now more than ever, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all-too-real way, reassuring us that we're not alone and making us laugh while doing it. From the business ideas that she wants to pitch to Shark Tank to the reason why Jenny can never go back to the post office, Broken leaves nothing to the imagination in the most satisfying way. And of course, Jenny's long-suffering husband Victor--the Ricky to Jenny's Lucille Ball--is present throughout.

A treat for Jenny Lawson's already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter when we all need it most.

Includes photographs and illustrations


"Jenny Lawson is extremely funny because she is extremely honest. Lawson's relentless pursuit of authenticity is the source of the darkly hilarious prose found within this memoir of depression--a memoir that is unexpectedly inspiring and comforting but not unexpectedly endearing. Because to read Jenny Lawson is to love Jenny Lawson." -- Augusten Burroughs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors

"A new book from Jenny Lawson is always cause for celebration, and Broken is the party of the year. Even better: it's a party that socially-anxious introverts can enjoy from the solitary comfort of their own couches, beds, cars, or closet floors buried under a pile of blankets and/or cats. HOW AWESOME IS THAT? I loved it. And if you like laughing and weirdness and honesty and--most of all--feeling seen, you will love it too." -- Sarah Knight, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k


To access the event, please purchase a copy of Broken (in the Best Possible Way) from Left Bank Books or RSVP. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. You will receive an email with the link to join the private online event the DAY OF the event. Thank you for supporting Left Bank Books!

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Broken (in the best possible way) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250812483
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 3rd, 2022

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250077028
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Flatiron Books - February 7th, 2017

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425261019
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Berkley - March 5th, 2013

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Broken (in the best possible way) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250077035
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250119889
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Flatiron Books - March 7th, 2017