I have followed Jenny Lawson – also known as “The Bloggess” – for several years on social media. Her struggles with extreme anxiety and depression are real and raw. These quirky stories will make you laugh if you are a fan of her zany antics but it can be hard to follow her sidebar-filled stories.

Although mental illness has caused her great pain and difficulty in life, it’s also taught her to embrace life and be “furiously happy.” Her love of weird, taxidermy animals shows up in several stories.