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The Resource Broken (in the best possible way), Jenny Lawson

Broken (in the best possible way), Jenny Lawson

Label
Broken (in the best possible way)
Title
Broken (in the best possible way)
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Lawson
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the best possible way), she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor: "People do different things to distract themselves during each treatment. I embroider. It feels fitting. I'm being magnetically stabbed in the head thousands of times as I'm stabbing the embroidery myself. I don't embroider the same patterns my grandmother did. I embroider girls with octopus faces, David Bowie, a flowery bouquet with FUCK YES written in the middle. They let you do anything as long as it's 'positive.'" Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in "An Open Letter to My Insurance Company," which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. On the lighter side, she tackles such timelessly debated questions as "How do dogs know they have penises?" We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank, and why she can never go back to the post office. 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."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawson, Jenny
Dewey number
070.92
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawson, Jenny
  • Lawson, Jenny
  • Journalists
  • Humorists, American
  • Mental illness
  • Mental health
  • HUMOR
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HUMOR
  • Lawson, Jenny
  • Humorists, American
  • Journalists
  • Mental health
  • Mental illness
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Broken (in the best possible way), Jenny Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from disc surface
  • A Macmillan audiobook from Henry Holt & Co
  • "Includes a bonus PDF on the final disc."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jenny Lawson, full-grown mammal: an introduction -- I already forgot I wrote this -- Six times I've lost my shoes while wearing them: a list that shouldn't exist -- And then I bought condoms for my dog -- Rainbow fire -- All of the reasons why I'm not coming to your party -- Samuel L. Jackson is trying to kill me -- How do dogs know they have penises? -- These truisms leave out a lot of the truth -- An open letter to my health insurance company -- I'm not going outside anymore -- The things we do to quiet the monsters -- The golden (shower) years -- Awkwarding brings us together -- That time I got haunted by lizards with bike horns -- We are who we are until we aren't anymore -- Introverts unite! (But sweet baby Jesus, not in real life) -- My dentist hates me -- Am I even still alive? -- The secret to a long marriage -- So I'm paying to beat the shit out of myself? -- Anxiety is a lost watch I never saw -- The eight billionth argument I had with Victor this week -- Sometimes there is beauty in breaking -- No one wants your handwritten "Good for one free massage" coupons, Darryl -- I feel it in my bones -- Editing is hell, mostly for editors -- The first satanic ritual I ever saw -- Damaged good(s) -- My house is a garbage fire because I clean it -- And that's why I can never go back to the post office again -- I am a magpie -- Up divorce creek without a paddle (because the guide didn't trust me not to push Victor overboard with it) -- Eclipse (not the Twilight book, the other kind) -- Business ideas to pitch on Shark Tank -- Strange new weather patterns -- Souls
Control code
on1228514428
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250790941
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Publisher number
13337065
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1228514428
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Broken (in the best possible way), Jenny Lawson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from disc surface
  • A Macmillan audiobook from Henry Holt & Co
  • "Includes a bonus PDF on the final disc."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jenny Lawson, full-grown mammal: an introduction -- I already forgot I wrote this -- Six times I've lost my shoes while wearing them: a list that shouldn't exist -- And then I bought condoms for my dog -- Rainbow fire -- All of the reasons why I'm not coming to your party -- Samuel L. Jackson is trying to kill me -- How do dogs know they have penises? -- These truisms leave out a lot of the truth -- An open letter to my health insurance company -- I'm not going outside anymore -- The things we do to quiet the monsters -- The golden (shower) years -- Awkwarding brings us together -- That time I got haunted by lizards with bike horns -- We are who we are until we aren't anymore -- Introverts unite! (But sweet baby Jesus, not in real life) -- My dentist hates me -- Am I even still alive? -- The secret to a long marriage -- So I'm paying to beat the shit out of myself? -- Anxiety is a lost watch I never saw -- The eight billionth argument I had with Victor this week -- Sometimes there is beauty in breaking -- No one wants your handwritten "Good for one free massage" coupons, Darryl -- I feel it in my bones -- Editing is hell, mostly for editors -- The first satanic ritual I ever saw -- Damaged good(s) -- My house is a garbage fire because I clean it -- And that's why I can never go back to the post office again -- I am a magpie -- Up divorce creek without a paddle (because the guide didn't trust me not to push Victor overboard with it) -- Eclipse (not the Twilight book, the other kind) -- Business ideas to pitch on Shark Tank -- Strange new weather patterns -- Souls
Control code
on1228514428
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250790941
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Publisher number
13337065
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1228514428
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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