Will a signed copy of my book one day be worth one million dollars? Almost probably.

So, I was asked to sign some collector copies of FURIOUSLY HAPPY for people who wanted a signed book but didn’t want to go to a signing and I said I’d do it, but then I got a draft of the signing page and it said something like, “This limited, signed, 1st edition has been specially bound” and it felt like it was missing something, so I scrawled “IN HUMAN SKIN” on the bottom and sent it back.  Then a month later I got to sign the actual books:

inhumanskin

I fucking love my job.

Lots of indie bookstores will have collector signed copies available so if you want one just check this list for your local store and then call or email to pre-order:

AL: Alabama Booksmith, Homewood * Capitol Book & News CO, Montgomery * Little Professor Book Center, Homewood
AZ: Antigone Books, Tucson  * Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe * University Of Arizona Bookstore, Tucson
CA: Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena * A Great Good Place, Oakland * Alexander Book CO, San Francisco * Book Seller, Grass Valley * Book Shop West Portal, San Francisco * Books Inc, San Francisco * Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Chaucers Books, Santa Barbara * Copperfield’s Books, Sebastopol * Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino * Green Apple Books, San Francisco * Haight Booksmith, San Francisco * Kepler’s 2020, Menlo Park * Readers’ Books, Sonoma * Skylight Books, Los Angeles * Warwicks, La Jolla
CO: Book Shop of Fort Collins, Fort Collins * Bookies, Denver * Bookworm of Edwards , Edwards  * Boulder Bookstore * Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver
DC: Kramerbooks & Afterwords, Washington
DE: Browseabout Shop Inc, Rehoboth Beach
FL: Bookstore 1 Sarasota * Classic Bookshop, Palm Beach * Inkwood Books, Tampa * BookMark, Neptune Beach  * Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach
GA: A Cappella Books, Atlanta * Avid Bookshop, Athens * E Shaver Fine Books, Savannah * Eagle Eye Bookshop, Decatur * G J Ford Bookshop & Café, St Simons Island * Little Shop of Stories, Decatur
IA: Prairie Lights-Bookstore, Iowa City * Iowa Book, Iowa City
IL: Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville * Book Cellar, Chicago *
Book Stall of Winnetka, Winnetka * Book Table, Oak Park *
City Lit Books, Chicago * Unabridged Bookstore, Chicago
KS: Raven Book Store, Lawrence
KY: Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville * Coffeetree Books, Morehead
The Morris Bookshop, Lexington
LA: Garden District Bookshop, New Orleans * Maple Street Bookshop, New Orleans * Octavia Books, New Orleans
MA: Odyssey Bookshop Inc, South Hadley
ME: Maine Coast Bookshop, Damariscotta * Sherman’s Books & Stationery, Boothbay Harbor
MI: Bookbug, Kalamazoo * Between the Covers, Harbor Springs * Forever Books, Saint Joseph * Horizon Books, Traverse City * Literati, Ann Arbor *
Mclean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey * Schuler Books & Music, Grand Rapids
MN: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis * Common Good Books, Saint Paul * University Minnesota Bookstore, Minneapolis
MO: Subterranean Books, Saint LouisThe Novel Neighbor, Saint Louis
MS: Fountain Books GreenwoodLe Muria Books, Jackson * Square Books, Oxford
NC: Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh * Park Road Books, Charlotte Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill * Malaprop’s Bookstore, Ashville * Regulator Bookshop, Durham
NH: Country Bookseller, Wolfeboro * Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord 
NJ: Word Bookstore, Jersey City
NM: Bookworks, Albuquerque * Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe
NY: Book Revue, HuntingtonWord Bookstore, Brooklyn * Oblong Books & Music, MillertonOpen Door Bookstore, SchenectadyPower House Arena, Brooklyn * The Golden Notebook, WoodstockStrand Bookstore, New York * The Northshire Bookstore
OH: Book Loft, Columbus * Joseph Beth, CincinnatiThe Bookshelf, CincinnatiBooksellers on Fountain Square, CincinnatiBooksellers at Austin Landing, Miamisburg * Jay & Mary’s Book Center, TroyLearned Owl, Hudson
OR: V J Books, Tualatin
PA: Penguin Bookshop, SewickleyTowne Book Center and Cafe, Collegeville
RI: Books on the Square, Providence
SC: Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg
TN: Union Ave Books, Knoxville * Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis
TX: Brazos Bookstore, Houston *
UT: The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake CityDolly’s Bookstore, Park City
VA: One More Page, Arlington
VT: Everyone’s Books, Brattleboro   * Phoenix Books, Essex * Yankee Bookshop, Woodstock
WA: The Elliott Bay Book Company, SeattleVillage Books, Bellingham
WI: Books and Company, Oconomowoc
CAN: Raincoast Books, Richmond, BC

And you can preorder it online at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, or if you’re in Canada, you can get it at Indigo.

And you may be saying to yourself, “But what if I already preordered?  Why am I being punished for being helpful and supportive?  WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US, JENNY?” and I would say, first of all, stop yelling because you’re going to get us all fired.  And secondly? I’ve got your back, Little Ninja, because if you preordered and can’t make it to a book signing then just click right here to fill in your address and you will get (for free!) a signed bookplate that you can stick inside your book.  Last time my bookplates had Hamlet Von Schnitzel on them and that’s hard to top, but these have illustrations of the Midnight Raccoon Rodeo on them and they are better than tacos:

bookplateforfuriouslyhappy

You might be saying to yourself, “What is the Midnight Raccoon Rodeo?  Is this supposed to make sense to me?  STOP GIVING ME REFERENCES I DON’T YET GET, YOU WHORE” and I would say, “Calm your tits, y’all.  Calm all of your beautiful tits. Are you hungry right now?  Because you’re not yourself.  Go eat some cheesecake.  And then go listen to the sample of my audiobook where you can hear a tiny snippet of what the Midnight Raccoon Rodeo is all about.  You’ll have to get the book to find out how I actually lost both of my arms and if I ever got them back though.  That’s a teaser, btw.  Not a very good one if you’ve seen pictures of me with arms lately, but still.”

Here’s a picture of me signing hundreds of bookplates in spite of the fact that Hunter S. Thomcat insisted they were tiny pillows he needed to lay on while I was signing them.

Hunter: “Why are you writing on my pillows?  What are you even doing?”

furiouslyhappybookplates

FYI: A few of bookplates have weird marks from when the cats would grab at my pen while I was signing (because my cats are assholes who don’t understand professionalism) but whenever that happened I tried to make up for it by turning the errant squiggle into a small drawing of a dog’s face or curly fries, or a lower intestine.  Sorry.  I had to work with what they gave me.

So go preorder and then get your bookplate and then leave me a comment because I’ve heard a rumor I’ll be getting real copies of the book any day now and I’d love to give a few away as a small thank you for your incredible support.

Honestly, this book would never have happened without you.

So if people don’t like it, I’m blaming you.

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  1. Love the pictures… That’s an awful lot of bookplates. I’m going to go preorder and hope I get one with a squiggle. xo

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    librarygirl92

    Yay! Order put in at Indigo.

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  3. Be prepared to be sued when certain folks (of either the raccoon or Republican persuasion) find out it is not really human skin. They will be sorely disappointed. I know I am, and I am not even Republican. (I may be a little part Raccoon.)

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  4. I read this post too quickly and when I saw the long list of cities, I was like, “Fuck, she’s doing a ton of signings!” And then I scanned that list in hopes that perhaps you had added Philadelphia to your plans, and I was like, “Fuckin’ A, she added Collegeville!” But then I slowed down and read it correctly and I was like, “Fuck, she’s STILL not coming to Philly.” Highs and lows, Jenny. Following this blog is like riding a fucking rollercoaster.

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  5. OMG I pre-ordered the Kindle version but now, now I must have a hard copy!!!

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  6. Can I ask about that kitchen you have? It looks like it’s exclusively used to house wine. And taxidermy. But mostly wine.

    (It’s a bar. It used to be a coat closet, I think but the people who lived here before us realized that in Texas we have no need for coats and lots of need for booze. I think they have an excellent point. ~ Jenny)

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  7. I just ordered a bookplate, but now feel guilty that you have to sign them all

    (Don’t feel guilty! I already signed them. 🙂 And I was happy to to thank you guys for being so incredible. ~ Jenny)

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  8. I preordered MONTHS ago, when you first announced the book. Today I signed up for bookplates. I’m hoping I get a custom one with cat additions/modifications because that would be the BEST EVER. Also, I have two copies of your first book, and am bummed you’re not doing a signing close to me like you did before. But I suppose I’ll live. ::sigh::

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  9. I’ve got it preordered at Amazon… So am I the only one who was confused by the book plate signup form. They asked for “age month” and “age year” as required fields. I’m assuming they wanted April/1978 as the answers, but honestly, it could have also been August/36, and in “I’m 36 in this month, which is August”. Words mean things, people. Words mean things.

    (I tested it this morning and did the exact same thing. Great minds. Also, I asked if they could just take off the age thing but apparently you have to be 14 or older in some States to sign up for this sort of thing so it’s required. You can just make up a date though if you don’t want to share your real age. I’m 107. ~ Jenny)

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  10. Aww, no bookplates for people not in the US? Oh well, still can’t wait to read this🙂

    (Not yet, at least. You can get it in Canada but if you’re outside of there your best bet is to have it sent to family in the States so they can pass it on to you. ~ Jenny)

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  11. Must. Have. Bookplate. And cheesecake. Also, you are awesome. Nuff said.

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  12. Only 1 Canadian date? 😢. We love you in Canada!

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  13. I can’t wait to read your 2nd book! I also put on my family calendar the date of one of your signings that’s in St. Louis in November. My husband tried to say he needed to go on a business trip and I was like “I want to meet Jenny freaking Lawson!” And neither one of us knew your middle name was ‘freaking’ until then.

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  14. I hope I get a small intestine squiggle crossing my fingers …also, I’d love to win a copy!

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  15. My cat also loves pens. When I was a TA, I had to be extra careful when I was grading. One day I wasn’t (I thought she was asleep in my bedroom), Luna pounced, and I inadvertently crossed off the last page of a student’s paper. In red ink. Whoops. I ended up writing an arrow pointing to it with a note that said “Sorry. I loved your paper, but my cat didn’t.” The student looked at me very strangely when she got the paper back.😀

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  16. I am so excited!!!!!! Me please!!!! I already preordered, I just want to READ it!!!

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  17. Oh, I hope I can make it to a book signing! You seem to, wisely, be skipping the state of Iowa so I’ll just have to drag a friend on a road trip, and won’t that just be interesting? I hate traveling with people, they always seem to fuck up perfectly good trips. Huh, I’ll have to be selective. How do you determine the best person to road trip to see an awesome woman who writes about and owns taxidermy animals, makes you laugh, makes you cry and inspires you every single day??? Oh the dilemma you have created for me!

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  18. Seriously, I cannot WAIT to read this and create a recipe for it. I’m schvitzing.

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    Karen Boeder

    Love you and all your asshole cats, they are just trying to make the world interesting.

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  20. You are fucking nuts in the best way. If I asked you to sign my kindle with a sharpie, would you?

    (It’s actually my wife’s kindle but I’m sure she would find it hilarious)

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  21. Do you remember that time that you sent me a bookplate for the books I had donated for the Cinco de Meowo/Fido Fiesta fundraiser for the Cheaha Humane Society/League of Animal Welfare? But then my cat made my dog eat it and you had to send me another one?

    Refresher here: http://psb1969.blogspot.com/2015/03/i-helps.html

    Cats hate your bookplates, apparently. Why is that?

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  22. Maybe it’s because I’m a Virgo or maybe I’m a little more OCD than I care to admit buuutt…WHY do all the stacks of bookplates have the rubber bands off center?? How can this not be bothering anyone else?!? This just cannot stand! I must put together a team to come over and fix this immediately. I’ll be setting up a gofundme page for this massive endeavor just as soon as I can breathe normally again…

    (Ha! It’s because when I would put them in stacks they would get wobbly so I had to make then off-center so I could stack them like lincoln logs. ~ Jenny)

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  23. I am having sympathetic hand cramps!

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  24. I have pre-ordered and looking forward to meeting
    you at the Toronto book signing! Squeee!

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  25. Cannot wait to see you again in book form!

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  26. I’m so glad that you seem to be feeling more like “yourself” (whoever that is, at least she’s smiling!)

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    Lauren ONeal

    Thank you for the Laughs. Every single day you make me laugh. It doesn’t hurt that your audio book lives on my car speakers either. Thank you for being you Jenny!

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  28. So can we REQUEST a small intestine? Just asking for a friend……who likes small intestines.

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    DJ Kelly-Quattrocchi

    I am so excited for your book to come out! I have told many about the amazingness that was your first book, and I have already told them all to Pre-Order this one. You’re amazing, don’t ever change!

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  30. I am about to order on Amazon — and I would love a bookplate, with or without an errant cat-mark🙂

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  31. Wouldn’t that be awesome to get a book plate with a little doodle!
    P.s. loving the racoons & bear!!! Hahahaha!

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  32. My tits are as calm as they can get in the face of this book release!! but thanks for the beautiful part. I ducking live you. You just need to know that. Also I really hope I get a bookplate with interpretive cat squiggle art LOL I solemnly swear not to sell it on ebay.

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  33. But, but, but….you aren’t even gonna BE in Wyoming??!!!! Crap….. I’m sure the Valley Book Store (http://www.valleybookstore.com) in Jackson needs you!

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  34. I put Furiously Happy on my wishlist. I’m hoping to pre-order in the next couple weeks. And just like last time, I’ll order a bookplate in case I can’t make it up to PDX for your book signing. Hopefully just like last time I’ll make it to the signing anyway. Except this time I’m not cross stitching a rainbow-shitting unicorn the whole drive up there and while trying to eat lunch in the mall and while riding the MAX and while walking around, lost, looking for the bookstore, and during your entire presentation thingy. I have to draw the line somewhere.

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  35. Yes, that’s exciting and all because I’m ready for some marathon reading. What I need to know is: What’s all those thingies in the bowl?

    (Scrabble tiles for CrapScrabble. It’s the best made up game ever. ~ Jenny)

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  36. No signed books at Powells in Portland? But why?😦

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  37. I am going to your book signing in MN and if you need a place to stay while you’re here we have a spare room and it only has one small taxidermied squirrel in it named Roy. Do not worry, he will protect you, he has a gun.

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  38. I pre-ordered your book and am excited to be able to get a book plate. If this book is anything like your first one, I will be buying at least five more copies for my various friends and family that need it in their lives.

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  39. …that’s a lot of signing, lady! Yowza!

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  40. I want a book plate that one of the cats helped with, please. I want my cats to be jealous of your cats’ ability to sign book plates.:)

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    Tabitha Crow

    I preordered from the store where you’ll be in Houston. Can I still get a bookplate? I love you so much, but not in a creepy stalker way.

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  42. It actually looks like that page just says, “Jenny Lawson has been specially bound in human skin.” Which is actually not all that special or weird.

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    Christina G.

    I think you aren’t giving the cats enough credit. They are helping!

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  44. I am looking forward to reading this so much. I enjoyed the last book immensely.

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  45. I am so so so so so hoping for a squiggle! All three of my fuzzball kitties are too-

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  46. So excited to read your second book! No signings or stores in Connecticut. 😦 but then I saw Barnes and Noble is on there so at least I can get one there, yay! If you’re going to do a give away, I’d love a copy.

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  47. Not one indie bookstore in Maryland?! Wondering what’s wrong with ours, I’ll have to ask the nice ladies at the store two blocks from work. And damn! I pre-ordered a Kindle edition.

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    WatcherJohn

    I’ve converted my wife and sister-in-law to your devoted disciples. My friends want to make up their own minds, but are coming around.

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  49. Nothing in Maryland, so I’ll have to order a book plate!

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  50. I preordered the Kindle version because then I can read it instantly, but I still want a bookplate. I might just start a collection of framed bookplates for my ebooks, because I definitely have a few of those.

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  51. Hunter apparently doesn’t understand celebrity-ism … or maybe he does, in a Warhol kind of way?

    And I’m kind of sad about Idaho not being on your list, although I already won a signed copy (thank you) and finished it (brilliant), so I can’t complain. Except there’s no reference to human skin. That would be kind of awesome. I take what I can get.

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  52. So actually the “Just kidding about the skin.” IS pretty messed up and unappetizing…

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  53. Well, I’m going to want to buy a special book, a regular book, an audiobook and would like to get an in person feline inspired intestinal squiggle. Will your publisher let you tour with a therapy cat? I will gladly trade some more weasel sized Hogwarts scarves if you can make this happen.

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    Kelly Stoker

    Wow! That is a lot of book plates. I just finished your first book and it was freaking awesome.

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  55. Of COURSE no books in Connecticut. Now that I’m thinking of the independent bookstores in CT (which number, um, maybe 4?) I can’t think of one that would consider stocking a book with a dead raccoon on the cover, never mind a signed version of same. Sigh. Guess I’ll have to take the train to NYC again.

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  56. Yay, my favorite book store is on the list!❤

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  57. Just a quick FYI in case you read too quickly, the list in this post is a list of places that you can buy a signed book from, but my actual tour locations are here: http://thebloggess.com/2015/05/furiously-happy-tour/ COME SEE ME!

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  58. No stores in Indiana??? Do you hate us (meaning me!!). SIGH, that’s OK Jenny. I’ll just add to the global warming and drive to a store in Illinois or Montana (no bookstores there either!). Holy Crap! You have only 35 states listed. What has Hunter done to you? West Virginia was the 35th state in 1863. You only need to move forward in you time machine 152 years. Easy Peasy.

    I’ve put off visiting my brother in Phoenix until your book comes out. Plus it is hot as blazes there this time of year. Plus, plus I am SO looking forward to reading it.🙂

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  59. Yes, loved the audio! I can not wait for this. My wife and I have already pre-purchased our books for the Houston leg of your signing!

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  60. Thank you! This made my otherwise suckfest of a day a lot brighter🙂

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    Amber Peppers

    I was so looking forward to meeting you on your book tour in Wichita. And then found out I have to attend an out of town wedding that weekend. This bookplate makes up for about 7% of that sadness, but it’s better than nothing!

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  62. Well, being from a completely foreign (to you) country, I filled it in anyway, putting the COUNTRY in the state box. So wah. Please please please send me one? I won’t even mind if your cats peed on it.

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  63. YAY! Pre-ordered the book as soon as it was available. And signed up for the bookplate now!

    THANK YOU, JENNY. Seriously. Thank you. For being you. And being willing to share all of you so the rest of us who aren’t so brave don’t feel so alone.

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  64. How about if you come here instead of me trying to talk myself into going to NYC and not have a breakdown. I have cats… 3 boys… they will cuddle you. A lovely couch from which we can make an excellent cushion fort…. and wine… and vodka… I’ll love you forever and ever. We can play exploding kittens (cards, no real explosions of the kitten variety). Aaah a girl can dream.

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  65. I pre-ordered your book like 2 years ago….well, it feels like it anyway. I can’t wait to get it!

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  66. I preordered but Amazon hasn’t charged my card yet… I have since gotten a new debit card. Now that I remember that I will go update that shit because I will be real sad if I don’t get my book. In fact, I need to get LPTNH back from the friend I loaned it too.

    Also, I thought you should know I have started a metal animal garden. It started with my chicken Jorge and then my boyfriend got me a cat and a pig to go with it. He knew the sentiment to Jorge and thought he needed friends. Last year, they all wore Christmas hats. He has no idea what he started. hugs

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  67. So excited for this to come out! I already pre-ordered, but I’m pre-ordering this version too, so someone I know (and love!) is getting your book and bookplate as a gift! Yay for everyone!

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  68. Furiously happy indeed. Huge congrats on all this. Can’t wait to read the book.

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  69. The signed page in the collector’s edition is everything. A shining example of why we love you.

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  70. I can’t wait for this! Your last book gave me hope for myself and my crazy family!

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  71. Dying for your second book, mostly to win arguments with my husband. I don’t know how many times I’ve said, “Well, Jenny Lawson agrees with me! It’s in her book! Sick bowls are a THING,” while holding my kindle. Although…he might grow suspicious when I start holding up a book with Rory on the cover.

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  72. Oh, I am so excited!!! I preordered and am counting the days till it comes. Squeee!!! I want to be furiously happy

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  73. Awesomeness! I pre-ordered and am looking forward to getting this book. When we moved into our house and put a pet door in the back, I had a dream one night where I got up and found two raccoons dancing on my dining table. That has not happened. But it totally could! We have since had about six baby opossums come thru the pet door as well as a cat who looks a lot like Hunter come in and adopt us. We did have a raccoon in the attic who dropped into the hall from the pull down attic door. Good times, I tells ya!

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    Renee Myers

    loved the first book even used it last year as one of my book clubs reading selection. maybe for this book we could get you to one of our meetings. we love special guests. and wine. we always have lots of wine!! xoxo

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  75. It’s an awesome day, y’all! Book plates, raccoons, rodeos, cheesecake, rubber bands, cats, errant cat squiggles, and wine!! What more could a person want?🙂

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  76. OMG, I already pre-ordered, but my sedated tits and I will be so, SO happy to get an advanced copy. In fact, I don’t think my tits will be truly calm unless I get one.

    WHY DO YOU WANT MY BREASTS TO BE HYPER?!

    (I’ll keep my pre-order, and if I get an advance copy, I will a) blog a glowing review, and b) give the copy I paid for to a friend, so her tits may also be calm. Because that is what friendship is all about: reading, Jenny Lawson, and restful breasts. Breastfuls, even. I’ll stop saying things now.)

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  77. Clearly Oklahoma is an asshole because it is NOT ON THE LIST. Also if I send you some human skin, could you bind up one of those books specially for me? Thanks! ♥

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  78. Order submitted in VA. Can’t wait!

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  79. I pre-ordered “Furiously Happy” from B&N and submitted a bookplate request. I also plan to order a signed book from Powell’s when Jenny is there in November. Life is good.

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    Kay Simpson

    I pre-ordered for my Nook. Can I still get a book plate? I can put it on my Nook cover.

    (Totally. ~ Jenny)

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  81. Can’t wait for the new book! You are awesome!

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  82. I just jumped up and down and told my husband I preordered a hard cover copy earlier this morning before reading this. He laughed and said “Oh yeah, another couple week long commute to work with you giggling in the passenger seat and telling me to shut up when I ask what’s funny.” Then I told him I ordered a signed plate and he was like…WTF WHY. Sometimes I just don’t think he understands.

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  83. Planning to pre-order AND get it signed when you come to Vroman’s in Pasadena🙂 Can’t wait!

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  84. Preorder. Bookplate requested. Hope your cats ass sat on mine. This will ensure my cats like the book too.

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  85. Can’t wait to read this book! No stores by me on the list, thank god for Amazon. Thanks for being you Jenny🙂

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  86. took me three tries to complete the bookplate form because i’m so excited (or possibly just inept at completing forms.) when it came to age year i typed in 64 as in 1964. it rejected and i thought “hey! the computer knows i’m really only 51!” then i realized…OH, 1964! then there was a problem with my email address format. what do they expect from someone who was born in 64, is 51 and can’t type for sh*t? i hope i get an extra squiggle for the effort…

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  87. Best. Signing Page. EVER!! Aspercreme is good on the strained writerly hands, btw.

    I never realized how BIG Hunter is — he could seriously be El Gato Grande’s brother. She is HUGE, and always, always hungry. I thought all the jokes about fat, always hungry orange cats were just jokes until I owned one. When she was younger she ate rocks. And nuts and bolts. If it fit in her mouth, she ate it!

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  88. Holy crap your hand must be tired.

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  89. Thank you for doing the book plate! I was bummed I was going to be out of town when you come to Seattle

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  90. Just put in my order for the kindle. I wish I could get a hard copy but with the arthritis in my hands I can’t read a book very long unless it is on kindle. I hope I am still able to get a bookplate. I will proudly display it on my kindle if I can🙂

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  91. Do I have to pay extra for a bookplate with cat hair stuck to it? And are you giving Hunter S. Thomcat a cut of the proceeds?

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  92. My favorite part of this photo is the bear and the copious amounts of wine.🙂

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  93. About 4 weeks to go! Been waiting for the end of September for so long I almost had to find a “distract me while I wait” book but was afraid I’d end up being caught in the middle of something else. Can’t wait to read it, then loan it out, get it back and read it again🙂

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  94. Congrats, Jenny! I’m so excited for you and for the book!

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    Erika Whitney

    I think we all would prefer one that is signed by you AND Hunter. A SPECIALER limited edition, as it were.

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  96. “Calm all of your beautiful tits” is a line I would like to see in a movie. Every movie. Ever. And I think we can all agree on that.

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  97. Hi Jenny, I preordered your book as soon as you told us it was done and I will be delighted beyond measure to get a signed bookplate for it. Of course I will come to see you in Toronto, but I am hoping to get a bookplate that has a intestinal squiggle ( looking like an intestine, not MADE by an intestine). As I have said before, I love you in a NCW (non-creepy way). My only sadness is that I didn’t end up as your neighbour or your college friend because then I could love you in real life instead of in a fan/idol way. Probably I didn’t end up as your neighbour or college buddy because I was born in Canada and I’m older than you and the only state I ever lived in was Arkansas (for a whole year) and not Texas.

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  98. I just came here for the cat pictures, tbh.

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  99. Thank you so much for the signed bookplate option! I was going to order a signed copy from a local bookstore (because I love local bookstores–they’re little slices of heaven waiting for you to discover them that one day you WALK down the street instead of driving by in a blur, probably because you forgot where you parked your car, but the reason isn’t important as the welcoming smell of pages that beckon you to far-off places both real and wish-they-were-real (looking at you, Hogwarts!)), but there weren’t any in my half of the state. I literally had my mouth open to yell at the screen, “Work with me a little,” and then I had to shut it again because you did. You read my mind. And now I’m wondering why I didn’t get one for your first book and then I remembered that I was too impatient to wait for it to arrive and got it on the Kindle. This just confirms my previous inclination to dislike digital books. Easier to carry when you can’t possibly leave the house with less than five, but it kills the experience. I love trees, but I need paper. Sorry this ended up being so long. I don’t even have some witty way to tie this all in, so I’m just going to stop now. Sorry it’s weird.

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    A Friend in Texas

    OMG the cat doodles just make it that much better. Better than my beloved Blue Bell and breakfast tacos, combined (but not eaten together, even I think that is wrong!)

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  101. Can’t wait to get my hands on this. I’ve read “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” 3 times now because it’s just hysterical. Love the blog, too. Thanks for keeping like random and very entertaining, Jenny!

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  102. According to Amazon, I purchased the book in April. So I’ve signed up for my bookplate! I can not wait. My poor rural mail lady is going to hate me for awhile.

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  103. Oh my gosh, seeing all those bookplates that need to be signed makes me want to have a minor panic attack. And makes me think after signing, oh, 317 or so of those, if I was you I’d say, “Fuck it” and I’d just start drawing boobs or something. A penis would be fun but they’re harder to draw and I have no artistic skills. Boobs are easy ’cause you just draw two circles and put a dot in the middle. Can I specially request a bookplate with just boobs on it? And your initials. Because otherwise how would I convince people it was really from you? Thanks Jenny. Love you…

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  104. I am so excited about the book and can’t wait to read it!!! However your publishers, promoters or whatever they are still have something against Nevada. Not a single store is listed PLUS they never let you come here for signings😦

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    Emily Norton

    I’m so excited❤

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  106. Also, is that a treat bowl full of Scrabble tiles on your counter? Is that why you are such a freakin great writer? Are they hard to chew?

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  107. Eeep! I can’t pre-order until Friday when payday happens. Hope there will be some bookplates left!

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  108. Preordered and dragging my sister to see you in Santa Cruz this winter! Let’s do this!

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  109. I was having a shitty morning, and reading this turned me around. Thanks!! Ordering my bookplate now. Honestly, I was on the bus wishing I had your new book to read and make me laugh, and minutes later I saw your tweet.

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  110. I have an incredibly creepy comment to make…. the picture of you signing and holding the orange cat. LOOKS JUST LIKE MY DAUGHTER.

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  111. For some reason, reading this post makes me almost furiously happy. I don’t know why. You are a kook! I mean that as a compliment!!

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    Heather Vyvyan

    You. Are. The. Best.
    I have Rory at my house and have been waiting to share a picture of what he’s up to because I want it to be EPIC. I will make it happen.

    I can’t wait for this book! I have a signed book plate copy of the first one that was almost destroyed at the hands of my kids. I luckily saved it just in time and they got a good talking to while I tried hard not to cry. Can’t destroy my best friend’s book!🙂

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  113. I am dying for your book to be out OMG RIGHT NOW. I can’t even tell you. We’ll see whether I can master my nerves enough for the book signing that’s relatively near me!

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  114. Fist thing. I tried to type first and fist is what I got. The real first sentence was supposed to say:
    First thing: You live in Texas and we’ve only got one bookstore to work with! I live relatively close to Houston so not so bad for me, but what about the rest of the Texas minions? You’re making people brave Houston traffic for you. But I guess it’s sort of like a test, are you brave enough, a repsonsive driver, a psycho? Anyway, I am super excited about the new book. The second thing: I’ve been staring at the screen for about ten minutes. I CANNOT remember what the second part was. I got distracted by psycho Houston traffic. I’ll get back to you.

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  115. I preordered an e-copy. Could I still get a bookplate? :O

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  116. Why do you have no love for Kansas City?? We have jazz, we have BBQ, we have a much higher quotient of weird people than St. Louis. I checked. C’mon!!!

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    Nutmeg3isme

    Quick! Send a copy to Harvard and keep the “They have books bound in human skin” story in the news! (And next time, you should add that your signature was written in human blood, just to make things extra-special. g)

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  118. The drawing says Midnight CAT Rodeo. I don’t know what to believe any more.

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  119. I would LOVE to have a copy for you to sign when you are in Dayton, OH. I’ll be getting the ebook as soon as I can, but I need a hard copy for the signing. (Don’t worry if you don’t chooses me. I will certainly buy a copy at the signing for you to sign.)

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  120. No indie book stores in Indiana? Just another reason to see you in Chicago!!!

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  121. Looks like I’ll be trekking into Lexington for a signed copy! Wahoo, so excited.

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    Veronica G.

    hahaha, human skin… Classic Jenny.😉
    Pre-ordered way long ago, and now just ordered a book plate! You are fantastic- thanks for keeping me laughing.

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  123. I kinda want one with the cat claw marks. That’s even more special.

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  124. I preordered months ago and CANNOT WAIT to get the book and now book plate!!!! Oh its just to much! I have to track down my copy of “Let’s pretend this never happened” as I leant it to a friend and she has not returned it(I want to read it again before the new one comes out). She may owe me a bottle of wine and sweet treats to go with it after all this time she has had it. Your new one will be going with me to Key West for reading at the beach. Does Rory need to go to Key West as well? I could take him to…..oh geez all sorts of fun places down there!! Oh the anticipation is killing me.

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  125. I’m so pleased to see you do actually have both arms, but I’m not sure your hands will ever be the same after signing all those bookplates.
    I’d like to get the audiobook, but if this book is anything like your first, I could only listen to it in the privacy of my own home, or be arrested for disturbing the peace for laughing uncontrollably. Of course it could happen with the physical book as well, since I might also get into trouble for insisting on reading passages aloud to whoever happens to be nearby.
    Looking forward to seeing you!

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  126. I love it when I get to support our local independent bookstore – THANK YOU!!! I’m really excited. I can’t wait to inappropriate-laugh at all the horrible things you deal with every day. Is that flattering?

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  127. Thanks! I pre-ordered a copy for my mom for X-mas. But since I’ll have the book for month before that can I read it first? Or is that poor book gift etiquette?

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  128. I’m with Daddy Scratches in that I CANNOT believe you are going to DC, NYC and Boston and BLOWING PHILLY OFF. We are literally ON THE WAY from DC to NYC. Do you not know us? We already have a complex. You do not want to face the wrath of Philly. We have a whole museum dedicated to medical oddities and we throw snowballs at Santa. Where is our love Bloggess?

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    Erin Moore Morrow

    I am so excited for the new book. I have already marked my calendar when you visit Arizona. Hopefully I will be able to see you.

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  130. NO Indiana bookstores!? Seriously!? What a lame-ass state. Is it too late?

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    Ethel Mertz

    Oh my gosh Oh my gosh Oh my gosh!!! I’m going to get a signed book plate! You are the very very very best. Hope you had a chance to ice your hand. Or are you sill signing even now?

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  132. That is a lot of signing. Also a lot of wine. Really looking forward to this book. Thanks for writing it.

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  133. I love that you’re signing bookplates in what appears to be the wine cellar. I have an advanced copy of your book from the publisher. Does that qualify for a bookplate? (And I know what happened to your arms, and I think everything between the covers of this book is hilarious and the kind of honest that comes from the marrow, and necessary and needed).

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  134. Either you are much smaller than I imagined or your orange tabby is fucking gigantic. Looking forward to the arrival of my book, hoping for the aforementioned tabby’s anointment.
    Thank you, for just being you.

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  135. I preordered when preordering started being an option. And now I just requested a bookplate… Not sure why you care how old I am though. What if I didn’t want you to know? Would I be disqualified if I put the wrong birthdate in?

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  136. I pre-ordered so long ago it’s like my Amazon page is just teasing me now…it’s almost September, right!?
    I have a bookplate for Let’s Pretend… and just requested for Furiously Happy. YAY JENNY!

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  137. I just wanted to say a friend of mine got me your first book after the birth of my son, and it helped me laugh through some tough times. I’ve been reading your blog ever since so it’s really been the gift that keeps on giving! So thank you for existing, sharing your stories, and keeping it real weird. Super excited about your new book, hope to make it to your MN signing.

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  138. My preorder is with Amazon, time to go request a bookplate!!! Also, thanks for potentially injuring your wrist with all the signing and whatnot.

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  139. Book plates! Squee!!

    And thank you, thank you, thank you. Give your dear hands a wax bath and some TLC.

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    Andra Harding

    Ugh!! You aren’t coming to Idaho… Not that I blame you. Also, I preordered when you first announced the book. So, I signed up for a bookplate (Squee!!!), Im hoping for one that Hunter S sat on, Or Ferris…. Im not picky! Or squiggly… Im so excited!!!

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  141. cats would be delighted to know that they’d made a task more difficult for you… if they cared, lol. Can’t wait to read the book!

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  142. I can’t even imagine the hand cramps from signing all those book plates. You are awesome.

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  143. Oh, I fucking love you! I was already pulling out my maps, compass and highlighters trying to figure out which indie shop was closest to me. Then, because I was sooo distracted by the road trip I was mow being forced to take, I finally read the words “bookplate… shipped… FREE!” Well, stuff me full of happiness and call me taxidermied!! Don’t get me wrong, I truly want to meet you and get my book signed in person and all, but that anxiety thing… ya, I get it. Not joke. That shit sucks!!! I might be able to swing it if it was closer, but a long road trip would only add to the fodder that feeds my panic. I would still go, but then I would be incoherent in my speech, you would wonder why they let me out of my lock down, security would be called…. it would be all bad. So, with this scenario in mind, PLEASE, include Sacramento, CA on your tour next time. Please?!? (Yes, I said next. High hopes of taxidermied cat ghost stories abound over here!) And thank you, thank you, a billion times thank you for aiding in my avoidance of could potential be a newsworthy public display of humility and “oh-holy-shit-what-fuck-is-she-doing”-ness. New word. Don’t question.

    Thanks again! You rock!

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  144. Maybe it’s just me, but Midnight Racoon Rodeo sounds like the name of the band that would open for your second Dr. Pants Bathroom Concert. If, Dr. Pants still did touring and stuff.

    Also, I pre-ordered the book but if the past is any indication, they’ll make me buy another copy at the bookstore when I come for the signing (which is fine because I have at least 2 people I want to gift the book to) so I ordered the bookplate as a contingency in case I can only get my “purchased at the venue” copy signed.

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  145. Why does this make me think that your hand must be curled like a stuffed raccoon? That’s dedication. Audio book preordered. I want people at stop lights to watch me snort coffee out my nose as I laugh. Can’t. Wait.

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  146. Yes! There’s one at the Haight Booksmith which is literally right across from my house! Yayayay!

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  147. I will come see you on your tour. With my pre-ordered book. That you will sign. On my birthday.

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  148. Can,t wait to read it, Jenny. Love your honesty and your heart. (a.k.a. Honest heart😉

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  149. Furiously happy that I could order a book plate to go with the book I ordered as a bday present for myself!

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  150. Yay! I was sad that you weren’t coming to Charlotte on the tour this time (I went to the signing last time and was so happy I cried afterwards and my husband thought I was even crazier than usual) but now I can at least get a bookplate! Now to count down a couple of paydays until I can pre-order! Husband insists we pay the power bill first. He doesn’t understand about priorities.

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  151. Jenny, I would love to receive the new book in any way possible. I can’t order it right now because…. Well because of lots of reasons…. For example, my mom sent me a $50 for my birthday, and I immediately went and spent it at Aldi’s. That’s where we are at right now…. Birthday money gets spent on food. For Christ’s sake Alice, send me a book. 205 Kingsmill 93rd. Cary NC. 27511

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  152. It’s getting close. All the best on your book signing tour and Thank You for all you do.

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  153. I ordered a bookplate but all I really want now is cheesecake. Future me will appreciate the bookplate though.

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  154. I’m so glad I didn’t pre-order! You also let me know where there is a real NON-Chain bookstore not too far from me! Whoo-hoo! Thanks, Jenny.

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  155. I can’t wait to read this book…although I guess I’ll have to, won’t I? Or invent a time machine.

    Also, my 85 lb. dog just crawled into my lap and started licking my face because for some reason he thinks that typing on a tablet means I’m angry. I guess maybe I’ve been a little too frustrated at games on here before.

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  156. 1st time commenter, long time follower: I am looking forward to the book signing in Atlanta.

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  157. Can’t wait.

    Well obviously that’s a lie. I can and I will. But I am still so excited!

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  158. Wait. Why would people NOT want go to a signing? Do they not understand that You, in all Your Magnificence, will be there? Looking forward to meeting you in Cincinnati!

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  159. Ooh is the audiobook out too? Or still in the works? Loved that first audiobook I was laughing out loud on the plane and gettting some strange looks. Had to go buy the book too for the pictures and think I may have to do the same with this one!

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  160. I finally convinced myself I was going to silence my social anxiety & attend your book signing (instead of chickening out like last time. I gave myself a panic attack just thinking of going alone) but then my closest friend told me her baby shower is that day & now I am ditching once again.
    One day i’ll attend a book tour…one day.
    I’m also going to surprise one of my friend’s with a signed bookplate since she just discovered your work and is hooked !!

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  161. I read the post but didn’t see where you said how you’d be deciding how to give away the free copies of your book. If you wanted to send one to a poor writer in California I wouldn’t kick it out of bed (I’m sure that’s how that phrase goes).

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  162. I am so unbelievably excited for your new book, Miss Jenny!!!! I know it’s going to be fantastic. You have such a wonderful, funny, and honest way of writing and I really hope my fiction can be half as good as your reality. Thank you for showing this anxiety filled, depression leaning l, weirdo that it’s not only okay, but awesome to embrace the weird. Xo

    Also, a free signed book would be awesome, so if you want to, you can send me one. Xo

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  163. Yay! I preordered and signed up to get my bookplate, but I just wanted to say thank you for not only offering us a new book, but as a (former) Vermonter, it was awesome to see a bookstore from where I grew up be one of the lucky few to get autographed copies! It honestly makes me want to get another copy.

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  164. I can’t decide what impresses me most: the size of that freakin’ wine rack, that giant bowl of Scrabble tiles or those stacks and stacks of signed (squee!) book plates.

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  165. Oh please I need to be randomly selected for one of your books. You are the best part of everyday for me. I love your writing, your cats, your family, your very being.

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  166. Yay! I’m getting a bookplate for my pre-ordered book! Now for the age-old question: “Which comes first, the book or the plate?”

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    ocularnervosa

    I’m still planning on coming to a signing but I have to get new tires for my truck and hope a blizzard doesn’t strike.

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  168. I was all excited, deciding that illustration needs to be my very first tattoo, but the Baudelaire’s comment 118 has disturbed me.

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  169. Pre-ordered the kindle version ages ago and will happily stick the bookplate on the cover of my kindle. Classes it up!

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  170. I ordered the Kindle version and several hard copies for me and my friends. THANK YOU for once again offering bookplates. You’re the best! Can’t wait to read the new book!

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  171. I preordered a while back, so I am happy there will be bookplates (I have one for Let’s Pretend).
    PS: I also live in Texas and found no need for a coat closet, so I turned it into a wine/liquor cabinet!

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  172. I ordered the Kindle version and several copies copies for me and my friends. THANK YOU for once again offering bookplates. You’re the best! Can’t wait to read the new book…

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  173. Love you Jenny! I desperately want a cat squiggle on my bookplate (worth more on eBay)

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  174. I am very excited to read this book! I read the last one twice – back-to-back. I have never done that before or since.

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  175. If I order the audio book do I get the autographed plate? I listened to your excerpt and I love your voice – great story telling. And really because my husband hates reading books but listens to them all the time.

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  176. I pre-ordered on April 1st – so thank you thank you thank you for the free book plate!! Especially now that I find out there’s not a single damn store near me. But what do I expect living this thug-life out in the boonies? I’m so super stoked Furiously Happy delivery is drawing near, I’m re-reading Let’s Pretend to pre-game🙂

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  177. Preordered!!
    Do we get bookplates in Canada?

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    Beige Rivera

    I’d love to win one! I’ll buy one if I don’t win of course, smart hubby may buy me one also. Then I’ll have 3! I’ll check each for a bookplate or squiggle and I’ll be devastated if there’s no bookplate. Then I’ll resort to lying on the floor, my sad place. Inevitably the dog will join me and snuggle. So at the very least, I’ll get doggie snuggles. Still winning I think.

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  179. I’m definitely getting your book when it comes out. I wanted to bring a copy with me when we go on our cruise in a couple of weeks. Mainly so I could field questions near the ship’s pool about why I was reading a book with a crazed raccoon on the cover. Unfortunately, the release date is AFTER I get back from the cruise. Can’t bring the book with me without a time travel device and I misplaced my TARDIS. I still have my Fez, though. Fezzes will always be cool even if my wife won’t let me wear it on the cruise.

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    Jeannie Wiggins

    Can I still get a bookplate if I preordered a Kindle copy????? I’m so modern. Thanks Jenny. I’ll stick it on the inside of my Kindle cover, okay?

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    Theresa Nolan

    can’t wait to read the new book, loved meeting you last time around in Paramus, NJ

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  182. Maybe Hunter S Thomcat is trying to sabotage the signing because he’s mad he’s not on the cover of a book yet.

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  183. Pre-ordered the audio AND I ALREADY HAVE THE PRE-PUB!!! (sorry for the yelling; I’m still ridiculously happy…furiously happy? about that). I took your first book on audio with me on a trip to MO (national doll convention) so you would be with me. You made the miles fly. Can’t wait for the new audio!!

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  184. I’m so excited! New book AND and bookplate? Yippee for me! Thanks Jenny!

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  185. So after a couple of total craptasitc days I was totally excited to have a chance to get a bound in human skin book only to see that my wonderful state of North Dakota has no booksellers that will have one for me to purchase. That makes me a bit sad. I was hoping to ad it to my distinguished library full of comic books and Anne Rice novels cause I am a grown up.🙂 maybe I’ll have to settle for a preorder and a book plate (hopefully with a picture of a lower intestine!)

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  186. And Nevada isn’t on the list? But.. I want a signed copy! Not a bookplate but a real signed one, so someday I can be famous for having something you touched! It will give me warm fuzzies and then I can put it in my will for a favorite grandchild who will end up filthy rich because they have it. I’d put it on a pedestal inside a locked acrylic box so nobody’s filthy fingers will touch it and maybe even have an Indiana Jones type of security system where crazed monkeys will attack if someone opens the box… yep, I can envision this! Only one thing missing.. a signed copy!

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  187. Wow…you don’t realize how big Hunter is until you’re actually holding him for scale. He and Ferris need to be on your next book cover.🙂

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  188. SADFACE. I can’t pre-order anything until I get off the unemployed list. Also, Vegas never gets any visits or cool signed books.

    (On a side note, if I were preordering, I’d specifically request one of the cat-prompted-doodling bookplates. Because cats rule. And doodling rules. And books rule. The combo is made of win.)

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  189. I’ve been meaning to pre-order this forever but kept forgetting, and now I feel like I’ve been rewarded for procrastinating. I look forward to receiving my totally-not-really-bound-in-human-skin-winkwink edition in September.

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  190. Love you Jenny! Pre-ordered in April. Just ordered a bookplate. Hope to make it to the Dallas signing. I think your cats are more helpful than my dogs. My dogs just sleep on the desk and don’t help at all.

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  191. So I’m feeling conflicted: you ARE doing a reading near me, but given what I’m aware of re your anxieties I’m thinking “well, should I pre-order a book but NOT go, so there will be not as many people in the room?!”

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  192. LOL, I totally read: “Will signed a copy…” and I thought: “Will Wheaton? I know she has a pic of him collating pages, but why would HE sign a book written by HER, and why would HIS signature make it worth a million bucks? I mean, sure, it’s Will signing one of Jenny’s books so it’ll be rare, so maybe, but a MILLION? Like when we run out of trees and everything is digital maybe? I dunno.” and then I saw the human skin thing and that explained EVERYTHING, since I’m currently FINALLY reading your first book, I’m SHOCKED that it’s not specifying “vagina skin” because, my god, I’ve never read the word “vagina” so many times in my life, and I’ve studied anatomy and physiology though not for gynecology, so really, my frame of reference is probably off. I really need more coffee.

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  193. Hunter is fucking ridiculous. I adore him.

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  194. First I was sad because I live in the most uncool state in the union (that would be CT); but then I was elated because I pre-ordered copies of your book and now I get signed bookplates with drawings of intestines on them. Score!

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  195. I am super excited about the book plate which will make my 40th birthday gift even better! Thank you!

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  196. I preordered your book from Amazon Smile and I can’t wait to get it. Thank you for the option of ordering a bookplate for the book. I would love one that Hunter helped you sign, that would be so awesome!

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  197. Pre-order and book plate ordered. At my age, I’ll forget I ordered both and it will be like Christmas here in a few weeks when they arrive.

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    sherriesmonkey

    When you come to seattle on nov 13 (squeeeeee) will you sign my cats belly? Her name is Catness Mewler (no relation). She hates her stomach touched, but you have a way with animals.

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  199. I cannot wait for your new book! I have read your first book so many times, I think it may not survive til the new one comes. That book cannot wait to be retired, there are days that it was the only therapy that worked to get my ass outta bed and to face the world. I love knowing I’m not suffering alone. I am forever greatful for your ability to make me laugh and face the world!

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  200. I love you so much! ♡

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  201. oh my gosh – I hope the bookplates are available at the book signings! I’m excited for your visit to Houston!!
    And I may have to stage my own raccoon midnight rodeo now because it sounds like such fun. maybe not for my cats, but hey, there’s a price for being pampered and not having to go to work.

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  202. I’m so excited!🙂

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  203. I am beyond ridiculously excited for your book signing later this fall. But for now, I have to go pre-order because yay!

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    Diane Martel

    My cats are assholes, too. I await your new book in breathless anticipation. I appreciate your willingness to tell the funny AND difficult parts of a story. Your last book made me laugh until I cried.

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  205. I can’t wait until you come to Toronto! Also, that wine rack is hella awesome and holds a lot more than all four of mine put together. (Yes, I said 4. I may or may not drink a lot of wine).

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    Elizabeth M.

    I’m not positive the red dress I wore when I met you in Chicago in 2012 (at the library), but if it does? I may have to wear it again when you’re here in October, as you’ll be at a bookstore practically in my back yard!!!

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  207. I find it ironic that you’re having a signing here in Nashville, but there is no bookstore near here carrying the signed limited first edition. Since I pre-ordered the day you announced it, and am obviously coming to the signing, can I have a plate as a consolation? Because, you know, I’m greedy.

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    Emily Rodenhuis

    Book preordered (Christmas present for my best friend) from Gibsons’s Bookstore in Concord NH! Accomplished while breastfeeding my two week old (so my tits are in fact pretty calm) WHILE her diaper is in the brink of exploding. Priorities, people🙂

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  209. Hunter S. Tomcat is getting so big! I remember him when he was a kitten, before you took his beans away from his frankfurter (my cousin’s euphemism for fixing a cat that really isn’t all that broken ;-)) Will buy my copy asap, so I can read, laugh and (probably) pee myself laughing😀

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  210. Can’t wait to get my hands on the book. I got some very strange looks while reading the first one in public. Thanks for sharing your story!

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  211. Thank you for the book plate! I did pre-order, but I am not sure I will be able to get to downtown Atlanta for the signing. I am so excited for you getting the real copies of the book.

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  212. I pre-ordered. I just want to say thank you – I was having an extremely bad week last week and I picked up your first book to reread. It made me laugh again. Thanks much.

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  213. I guess nobody reads books but me in Nevada😦

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  214. It’s like two autographs in one–HST figures he needs to cash in on some of the awesomeness happening in the house! Love the wine wall, btw.

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  215. There’s just so much awesomeness going on in this entry! Thank you for being you! You bring so much laughter and fun into my life. And thank you for sacrificing your hand so that we can keep a piece of your awesomeness with us forever…without keeping an actual piece of you…which could get gross.

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  216. It didn’t give me an option to add Country, so I’m hoping it will make it to Canada! I’m SO EXCITED.

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  217. I won an advanced copy but would still love to support my local indie. Why aren’t any listed for CT?

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  218. I did pre order and I asked for a book plate (even though I’m going to one of your book signings) cause I really wanted the Midnight Raccoon Rodeo. That being said, if you tell me I am being greedy and the bookplates are for the needy and helpless you just say the word and I’ll give it back…if you don’t respond I will assume I have your blessing to be greedy just this one time. You could send me a blank one and I can get you to sign it later. I just really like the raccoon riding the cat

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  219. Ordered, bookplate requested, and now just waiting. All the waiting! How will I wait?

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  220. You bring humor to an ordinarily insane life. Thank you, and please keep on writing.

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  221. I just called to pre-order my book, but the person on the phone sounded a little confused. I reeeeally hope she got that I need not just a regular copy but a special signed copy!!! I only said “signed, pleased!” like three times, I probably should have at least doubled that. Fingers are crossed….I should probably order the bookplate just to be safe.

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  222. I am so excited for my bookplate! I asked about them first thing when you said you had a new book. September won’t get here soon enough!!!

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  223. I love you. And my orange marmalade cat, Dick, loves you too.

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  224. PLEASE say there will eventually be some Canadian dates for your book signings! It’s my lifelong dream to meet Jenny Lawson and if you don’t come then I’ll have to find another Jenny Lawson to sign my book and I feel like that conversation is gonna be weird.

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  225. I pre-ordered two books for my daughters months ago. They plan on attending another of your signing events in our grand state. I, on the other hand, proceeded to call the nearest “Bookies” to reserve a signed copy for lil’ol’ me— they had no clue what I was talking about!! I told them to keep a look out for a demon Racoon ( “the book”-not the real thing, Although, I do have one running around my house who I would love to relocate immediately along with his cousin “the skunk.”) I also insisted they visit your website….the book store….not the racoon or skunk.

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  226. You, are such a delight! Thank you for the bookplate option! It has totally made my whole freaking day!

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  227. I heart you so hard for the “in human skin.” Hilarious!

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  228. I love your cats. And Dorothy Barker. And I can’t wait to read this book!!

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  229. We live out in the middle of BFE. Folks about 3 miles down the highway from us have a giant metal chicken in their yard…it always makes me think about you…smile. It scares my husband, which makes it even better. Congrats on everything you’ve accomplished. I love your kitchen. If you ever see an pudgy Okie cooking in your kitchen, just remember that dinner is at 6.

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    Darlene Collins

    Hey Jenny!
    Can I get a signed bookplate sent to Canada? I went through the link but it assumes I live in the States. I wasn’t fooling anyone by putting Ontario as my state 😉. Pretty please? I’ll do anything! Especially to get one of the ones with the cat doodles! 🐾 Darlene.

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  231. I can’t believe I’m telling you this, but I ordered a bookplate even though I pre-ordered the audio book, but I wanted one so bad. I have listened to you reading LPTNH at least 10 times, no exaggeration, and I needed you to read me the new book too!

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  232. Technically I’ve now pre-ordered two from two different sellers. One from Amazon and one from Books-A-Million because that’s a signed copy.

    I don’t really NEED two copies but I’d feel bad cancelling the Amazon order and messing up your sales so… I will read them together! Or something. I dunno. WHY ARE YOU PRESSURING ME?! Oh wait, no… that’s me. Sorry about that. Too much coffee.

    Someday I’ll find a signed first edition book of yours and add that to my collection of signed first editions. You’ll be kept next to other greats like Terry Pratchett and Douglass Adams.

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  233. Apparently I have to drive to South Hadley. Which isn’t too bad. There’s a good cafe(sells books, wine, snacks and coffee, which is all you really need and has WiFi!) a pretty drive, and I can try to beat my record without getting pulled over.

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  234. I like that you do your signing next to the wine rack. It just seems like sound logic from a logistical standpoint.

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    lisa Lumley- Eckert

    I per-ordered a couple of months ago and can’t wait to get my copy!!! I would love to have a signed copy first edition. How wonderful would that be.

    See you in DC or Portland Oregon or both for a book signing.

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  236. Hey it’s the Crap Scrabble bowl! My family has not yet had a chance to play, but we can’t wait to try it!

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  237. Your book comes out two weeks before my wedding. Best wedding gift ever (besides the whole “marrying the man of my dreams” thing)

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  238. Yeah! I have a signed book plate for your first book and now this book will have one too! I’m thinking planning a trip to Chicago for your book signing may be in order!

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  239. Oh. My. God. I love so many things about this.

    I love that your signing station was in the wet bar … a girl’s got to have fortification.
    I’m SOOOO jealous that my copy will not be bound in human skin! I pre-ordered the paper and e copies already.
    I love Hunter S Thomcat! … that’s it, I just love him.
    I love that Rory looks like he’s laughing at Hunter for continuing to try to use the bookplates as pillows while you sign.
    I love that I am impossibly excited to find out about the Midnight Raccoon Rodeo, but am enough of a nerd to wait for the book so that I can get it in context.
    I love that I irrationally need to get one of the ‘flawed’ book plates that the cats helped sign … maybe that makes them collectibles, and those will be the ones worth a million dollars?

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  240. My cats are also assholes that don’t understand the importance of legible penmanship. I found it especially entertaining watching my daughter attempt to do geometry homework with protractors and a compass and stuff… She did not fin this as amusing as I did.

    I really hope to get a bookplate wit extra squiggle art!!!!

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  241. Cannot wait to read the new book. And yes, I’ll take full responsibility if people don’t love it. Wait. What am I saying? Only jackasses will find this book to be unfunny. And they are not worthy of a signed nameplate, let alone acurly fry by one of the cats. Screw them. (Said jackasses. Not the cats.)

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  242. I preordered your book as soon as I knew it was coming. I am leaving the country for two weeks, and it should be at my house when I get home. That makes coming home from London (my favorite place in the world) less sad. So thank you. I’m a little bummed that I won’t have the book before i leave to read on the plane, but glad that people won’t look at me funny as I laugh hysterically.

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    Colleen mclean

    Can’t wait for this book. Love your blog and posts. Rory is a new employee here and my boss tolerates it. Ps I put him in a different place every night so she finds him first thing in the morning. Pps. She laughed at the places I put him. Tonight the back side of bathroom door. With a sign that says hello, I am your new employee.

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  244. I hope you don’t mind that this time I’m not lending my book out to anyone. I never got the last one back and I can’t remember who had it last. Probably my fault, but this time I’m just gonna say NO!

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  245. Don’t give yourself Signer’s Wrist or whatever the hell one gets from autographing WAAAAAAY too many bookplates. Smooches.

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  246. I’m going to need a copy with curly fries. At the very least, intestines will do.

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  247. This is all kinds of awesome!!

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  248. Wow, human skin bound books would be awesome. Just don’t deep fry the books otherwise people will be tempted by the crispy crackling. I mean I’ve been told, humans are like pork😀

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  249. I preordered both the audio and hardcover versions. Your book is going to be doing a lot of traveling with me.

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  250. I am furiously happy that you’ve written a second book. I think I will request it at my library just so more people can find you. I will also buy one for myself, because I am selfish, and I don’t like anyone touching my stuff. Win, win.

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  251. I absolutely cannot wait to read your new book! I laughed so bloody hard at the first one my husband thought I had gone bonkers. I have been pushing your book on all my friends. Your list of signings includes Toronto but when I followed the link you weren’t listed. I’m hoping it’s just a glitch because I’d love to come see you there.

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  252. I loved your first book and can’t wait to read the new one!

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  253. YAY! Rock on, I can’t wait to read your new book! I must mention one small thing about your post here, though…Malaprops, the amazing and wonderful bookstore, is in AshEville, NC…the locals are quite particular about that there “E” in the middle of the word. Just a heads up!

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  254. You had me at human skin.
    Guess who has two thumbs and called their local bookstore from your list and will be getting that special edition? That’s right; THIS GIRL.
    I’m on this like stink on shit, Jenny.
    P.S. The person that answered the phone didn’t know what I was talking about. I could have told her it was my magic crystal ball, but I told her about this post and she looked it up and got me on the right list. But wouldn’t it be cool if I DID have a magic crystal ball? That would be DOPE, y’all.

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  255. Bookplate requested! I probably shouldn’t put it on my Nook though. I can’t wait to read your book. I’m excited for you!! Consider a Springfield IL signing sometime. It’s very central to the rest of the state. (Hint hint!).😛

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  256. Ordered this the other day! It comes out the weekend of my birthday so happy birthday to me. Hope I get a bookplate with a random squiggle as I too have asshole cats.

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  257. Ordered just the other day! Can’t wait since it comes out a few days after my birthday so happy birthday to me. I hope I get one of the squiggly line bookplates as I too have asshole cats.❤

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  258. But what if I pre-ordered it for my kindle??

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  259. Can I get a Hamlet bookplate for my copy of Let’s Pretend this Never Happened? I tried to go to BookPeople but couldn’t get in…. I can’t wait for Furiously Happy!

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  260. I just requested a book plate and cannot wait to stick it onto my Kindle. I was a bit too precious to stick the Let’s Pretend one on there, so I would kind of…carry it around and display it in various workspaces while looking for an appropriate place to put it. I’m sooo excited for the new book!

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  261. I had already preordered a copy from Amazon and then ordered a bookplate for free. And I sat here thinking and thinking and thinking (seems longer written out than was actual)…then I called immediately to my local indie store which is not actually local, but 2 hours away…anyway, I am down for the human skin copy. YES! I have a friend who will be getting a gift copy.
    When I saw your signing room, I thought “how cool is that shit, Jenny has a butler’s pantry in her house.” But I see now it was a closet with a lot of wine. And the rubber band thing was getting to me too but now that you explained it. It’s all good.
    I don’t remember who mentioned it…but I hope my human skin book is signed in red….

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  262. Cats ARE assholes….. try having 6 (I’m not a hoarder…. I’m a rescuer…..that’s what all of the cat ladies say..) Can’t wait to get my book Ü

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  263. Have pre-ordered & requested a bookplate. So very much looking forward to reading this!

    So if people don’t like it, I’m blaming you.

    I doubt there will be many but … it’s okay. I have broad shoulders. I can take them. I mean handle them. I mean ….

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  264. Can you get any more awesome? Seriously??? Love reading your posts and can’t wait for the book.

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  265. I have been shamelessly begging all over the Goodreads ever since I was denied an ARC. I’m not saying I’m more deserving than everyone else, but I kinda am ; )

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1242987287?book_show_action=false

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  266. I have been shamelessly begging/fake reviewing Furiously Happy ever since I was denied an ARC. I’m not saying I’m more deserving than everyone else . . . but I kinda am ; )

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1242987287?book_show_action=false

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  267. Oh I want a book plate that the kitties helped with! Especially a puppy face! My kitties are not ready for our pre order to arrive since I read at night and when I laugh I wake them up!

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  268. Please, please, please, may I have a book?

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  269. Does Nebraska not have independent bookstores?

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  270. I preordered ages ago when Furiously Happy was first announced, and now I’ve signed up for a book plate, and I’m planning on coming to a signing. Yay!

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  271. I’m slightly annoyed that Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN doesn’t get the special books but bookstores in other parts of Tennessee do. I assume it’s because Parnassus looks small, but the truth is it’s a TARDIS bookstore. It’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
    Okay, it’s still pretty small. I hope you’ll forgive them for being so small when you go there next month. Their cat may have a word or two with you about your special books too.

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  272. Oh goodness, and I was going to wait to order a book. Welp. Guess I’m off to buy one now.

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  273. You have an entire room for wine. Can I come live with you?

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    Ann tucker

    I pre-ordered, gosh, like, a couple years ago, maybe. But now I see you are coming to St Louis in November so I’ve got that on the calendar. Just ordered a book plate but would you also sign in person, or is that bad form and am I just being a greedy asshole?

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    Cary Lyn Arzola

    I’m sorry did you say something….all I can think about is WINE!! WINE!! LOVELY WINE!! Oh and a FREE BOOK would be cool too, but I hate to sound like a WhINER!!

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  276. WAAAAAAAAAAAANT! Want want want. To read. Booooook.

    (want.)

    (… I’ve had a lot of coffee and little sleep. Sorry.)

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    Lazlo Neelthak, Duchess of Therma

    Ok, I’ve preordered, requested a bookplate, and now I am leaving a comment in hopes of winning an early copy of your new book. I am not worried at all about being blamed for people not liking your new book, because I know they will LOVE it to pieces! I’m looking forward to meeting you at Bookpeople in Austin. Would you like me to bring some chocolate chip cookies?

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  278. Jenny! Ohmygosh! I preordered your new book as part of a wedding gift, because my husband wanted Cards Against Humanity and this felt so, so right. I cannot WAIT to read this book! I’m so very glad you’re still writing. You make the world better. Thank you.

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  279. Sniffle, sniffle. You know, Jenny, Connecticut may be a small state but it is mighty. Please think about visiting sometime.

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    dragondance1021

    I just pre ordered I hope I did the name plate thingy right soon excited!!!! I just hope my little one doesn’t try to use it as a chew toy!

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  281. Man! I pre-ordered thru Barnes & Nobles. I’m sure I won’t get anything cool with it. Booooo…. At least I will go to a signing🙂

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    Sheryl boerding

    I hope I get a plate with a drawing!! You are so funny! I just love you!

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  283. Yay!!! I am so excited!

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  284. Wait! There are NO stores in Nevada that carry the human skin collectors book…. Boo-fucking-hoo. I want one! Do I get a book plate? I pre-ordered on Amazon when you first announced the books release. Pleeeeeeease! And thank you.

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  285. Oh…. Never mind.

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  286. I’ll be seeing you in Nashville next month!! I I’ve always wanted to go there and you’ve given me the perfect reason.🙂

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  287. I love your work and your unabashed divulgence of your beautiful brokenness. You are a gem, treasured by many. You give me strength, courage and a stitch in my side from laughing so friggin’ hard. You’ve also given me a new favorite expression: “The fuck?!”

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  288. Definitely ordering a bookplate. I already pre-ordered my book MONTHS ago. Barring some debilitating illness I WILL be at the Pasadena book signing. I am so excited!! Also, I got an email from I’m guessing your publisher and they’re sending me a Rory!!

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  289. With that signature, you have a bright future in the medical profession or in signing hall passes for my classroom. Please include cat hair on my bookplate.

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    Nichole Thornton

    I’m counting down the days until I can be furiously happy with my new book. 💜💜💜

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  291. Jenny, I was reading through the comments see that people want to get bookplates but live outside of North America. Through my job I have access to free postage, I would be happy to send out some international bookplates (within reason, lol). Maybe like 50? If this is something you might find interesting email me at CassieSteger@gmail.com

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    siglindesarts

    I ordered a book for myself and one for my sister, and filled in the bookplate request for each of us (it’s not a duplicate; really!). So excited!

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  293. Thanks for thinking of us pre-orderees (is that a legit word, even? Nope.) with the book plates. More importantly, thanks for calling us Little Ninjas. ‘Cause who doesn’t like a ninja?

    Zombie pirates. That’s who.

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  294. I am so excited!!! I pre ordered my book months ago, and I can’t wait for my book plate! I’m hoping for cat doodles!!!! And I can’t WAIT for my book to get here!!

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  295. I see that Indiana is not represented in the list of indie bookstores. Sad.

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  296. Forget the bookplate — I WANT THE WINE CLOSET!!! No? Oh well, then I guess a book and a book plate (con squiggles, por favor), it is. See you in California!

    As an aside, my father-in-law was a school librarian and he absolutely loved your ode to libraries. He’s in his 80s and not in stellar health, so I’m always happy when he finds some joy. He’s looking forward to the audiobook.

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  297. I agree with Gwyn (278) we are a very awesome state. And with some pretty cool indie bookstores. We have not only the 3rd oldest Ivy League university with 2 art galleries and 22 different libraries, but we are the home of the hamburger at Louis’ Lunch, some of the bestest pizza ever made(there’s a place that makes bacon and mashed potato pizza, and if that’s not a reason to visit what is?), and beautiful beaches. We also have the Coast Guard Academy and we build helicopters and submarines. There’s 2 aquariums and we’re home of P.T. Barnum, who was mayor of Bridgeport and a great showman. (Those two things are probably related) And Haley and Victor would LOVE the Hartford Science Center. We even have major casinos and a very successful women’s basketball team. So come visit. There’s probably not going to be snow anytime soon. We hope….

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  298. I am so happy for you and love the smile on that face in your pic! One caveat–I don’t think you should assume all of us have beautiful tits. Because it just is not statistically probable. Although what a beautiful world that would be, right? I’m pretty sure we all have beautiful souls. Right? We follow you. We must.

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  299. I CANNOT Wait to read your new book!! I’m super excited that you’re coming to a bookstore near me on your tour!

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  300. I accept ALL the blame! This book is gonna rock the llama’s ass – no doubt about it. Pre-ordered and bookplate registered – thank you Jenny!

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  301. Pre-ordered a while ago. Psyched for the bookplate. Wonder if mine will be extra special with intestine squiggles? One can only hope.

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  302. Holy cats! Am i really going to get your signature for my own? Really psyched cuz there isn’t signing close to literate, but lonesome Buffalo. Thank you Jenny. P.S. always wondered how you would sign my ebook.

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  303. So I just started working at The Bookies in Denver. Today our staffers were doing the happy dance upon hearing we would be getting some signed books. We are SO excited! Yippee, yippee, yippee!

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  304. I pre-ordered and I get to see you at a signing in Seattle! I’m totally excited, as I’m sure you are!! 😉

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  305. I pre-ordered on Amazon. You are one of the few authors I would want this from. J. K. Rowling is another🙂 What good company you keep.

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  306. I wonder if in the future unsigned copies might turn out to be more valuable.

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  307. Make Hunter actually do some of the work.
    I’d be happy with a bookplate with scratch marks on it. And maybe a bit of shedded fur.

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  308. SQUEEEEEE!!! I’m so excited that you’re coming to Portland (wait, Portland, OR or Maine… Shit, I can’t check and type this at the same time!!! Balls!!) ok, I’ll just hope I win a copy and if I don’t that it’s really Oregon. This is the better one anyway, we have wine, Jenny, so, so much wine!

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  309. Fine! You can blame me if your book sucks but I get to blame you if the book is so good that I read it over and over again and can’t concentrate on my school work and flunk out of school. I’ll tell people that I was once destined to be the greatest paralegal in Canada until I preordered a book from indigo from the best author in the United States and it all went tits up from there.

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  310. Jenny! Can’t wait to see you in Santa Cruz, although December seems like an insanely long time. There are some days that “Let’s Pretend…” is the only thing that gets me through, and I can’t wait to read this one. Whether you like it or not, you’ve inspired people, including myself. As a writer, a midnight raccoon wrangler, and in making sure people know that depression lies. Thank you.
    Also, with you being a role model, inspiration, etc…just how much weirder can the world get?

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  311. I’m so grateful for the bookplate as none of the tour locations are near me. Thank you!! I can’t wait to read what happens to your arms!

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  312. Ordered! Can’t. Freaking. Wait. I need to add some fun reading to my lame ass PhD reading that is kicking my butt right now.

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  313. I don’t normally get to buy brand new books because I’m not that kinda affluent, but this seems like a worthwhile early Chanukkah present for myself. Awesome!

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  314. “Jenny has also been specially bound in human skin.” My fiancée, ladies, gentlemen, and everyone else.

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  315. I’m surprised your hand has not fallen off signing all those plates. Can’t wait for the release. T-1 month(ish)

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  316. Given that inflation exists, they probably WILL be worth $1m EVENTUALLY. Like, paperback books used to be 15¢ and now they’re like $10. So you know, tens of thousands of years from now, they’ll be worth $1 million, while new books are worth like $25 million.

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  317. Yay, bookplates! Can’t wait to read the book.

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  318. Having read through the ENTIER blog over the last month or so, I know this book will go on my list. First copy I can buy will have to go to my friend who is sometimes too paniced to be furious, but does a damn good job at happy- or at least making others happy. I hope to make it to the book signing near me if I can brave the city driving to get a signed copy for her in person.

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  319. Technically, you are bound in human skin.

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  320. it said something like, “This limited, signed, 1st edition has been specially bound” and it felt like it was missing something, so I scrawled “IN HUMAN SKIN” on the bottom and sent it back – just for that, I’d want to read the book.🙂

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  321. You are truly one of the most inspiring people I have ever known to be an actual human being. At least, I’m pretty sure you’re an actual human being. Right?

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  322. You are truly the most inspiring thing I know to be an actual human being I have ever encountered. At least, I’m pretty sure you’re an actual human being.

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  323. awww…kinda sad I’m living outside of US/Canada, won’t be able to get it. Its ok, my tits are calmed. Looking forward to your book.

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  324. I want to come to your signing, but I shan’t be able to as we are expecting a new puppy. I love you like puppies, and this new puppy may or may not be as great as you (will you let me dress you in a hot dog outfit for Halloween? If not, this may be an issue we can overcome in therapy together.). But, brand new puppy the week of your signing, Gr! I pre-ordered your book and I promise I won’t let new puppy chew it. We are thinking names now. And We’re torn. My husband wants to keep the James Bond references alive, our last baby was Money Penny, but I’m terrified of going to the Vet (where they have a loud speaker that announces to bring your dog up) and hear Pussy Galore for pick-up. Sadly, I believe this is partially the same reason hubby wants new puppy to be named, PG. I’ll get back to you on it. Also, let me know if we do have an issue for therapy together.

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  325. I wish I could come to a signing, but it sounds absolutely terrifying. So many many people. I preordered and can’t wait for my bookplate.

    You = awesome. Thank you.

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  326. Thank you so much for signing bookplates! I will be at your book signing here in Toronto as well. Maybe I’ll have you sign the book again! Then I will have double the Jenny!

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  327. I am ever so excited to meet you in October when you come to DC! Question though. Is it wrong to ALSO get a nameplate, even if I plan to come visit? I was going to take the high road and not get one, until you mentioned there might be drawings of curly fries.🙂 You rock!

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  328. Can I order my bookplate with extra cat hair? Apparently we are collectors…

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  329. Nice rack!! For the wine, that is.

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    Queen of the Weezils

    I first read this as “Jenny Lawson has been specially bound in human skin” and I was thinking “well, if that’s what floats your boat, hun.”

    If anyone is interested in actual books bound in human skin, that is a real thing. It’s called “anthropodermic bibliopegy” and they are usually anatomy books, with the skin being from the person dissected for the research to create the book. The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia has a few. They also have the world’s largest colon, so that just makes sense. It makes less sense that Brown university also has a human skin collection.

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  331. My birthday is a week and a half away, so I ordered your book as a birthday present to myself. This way I can say that I accomplished at least ONE thing on my list of ‘Things to Do Before My Next Birthday.’ 🙂

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  332. Can’t wait to read Furiously Happy! Rory is so cute.

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  333. Have you read (or seen) “Silence of the Lambs”? Anyway, you are definitely working with the right publishing company. Even though they’ve obviously taken “working” to heart. Did they at least include a hand masseuse?

    And Hunter is a big kitty! Unless you’ve really shrunk. But if you want to see a picture of the giant catosaur that lives with us, I’ll send you a picture. His name is Vaider and yes, that’s how he spells it.

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  334. Awesome news and awesome amount of signing – reminds me of passes I sign at school. Sometimes, you can read them and sometimes there’s a whole bunch of craziness going on in my room that means you get whatever I can scrawl around whatever else is going on. I am very much looking forward to reading your book and have fingers crossed that I can figure out a way to a signing…

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  335. Awesome news and awesome signing! This reminds me of signing passes at school – sometimes they are beautiful, clear and make sense. Other times, when my room is full of craziness (the learning kind, most days), I will literally sign whatever I can find and it is unreadable, with glue, markers and whatever stuck to it. I am so looking forward to reading this book and crossing my fingers that I get to make a signing somewhere…

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  336. Are there no indie bookstores in Maryland that want your signed book? I’m thoroughly disappointed.

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  337. I pre-ordered for my kindle but I still requested a book plate as I have one from your first book and this can now become a part of my “Official Jenny Lawson Book Plate Collection”. It will only have two but that’s more than the one I have now and clearly these will be collectors items someday.

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  338. Ordered my bookplate but will also dash out to my local bookstore as soon as they arrive. My mom stole Let’s pretend This never happened. I think she deserves her own signed copy.

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  339. Jenny, I just love you! I am ordering a copy of your book for my mother-in-law who is going through terrible depression. And one for myself of course. I look forward to seeing you in Boston! (I’ll be the giddy one pushing people out of line so I can gush endlessly and take all of your time)

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  340. So, will the books at the book signings have the human skin page or a bookplate?

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  341. I pre-ordered a long time ago and hope to have it for my flight to Germany, which is where I’ll be when you come sign books in Atlanta, sadly.

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  342. Can’t wait to read this book. Ordering a bookplate now…. You are awesome, btw.

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  343. I’m praying my bookplate has something super sketchy on it….and maybe a little magic from Totes. My hands are really dry.

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  344. All right. Tits are calmed.

    I’ve ordered my bookplate (does it come with bookcookies?) and emailed my indie bookstore to get one of the human skinned super special agent editions. I certainly hope the skin was harvested humanely. I kid. I don’t really care as long as your signature is on it. Those people should have moved faster, to be honest.

    PS Next time, in lieu of signing, maybe you can just lay all the bookplates on the ground, ink up the paws of all the animals and let them wander over them. Or, you know, run a glue stick across the bookplates and let the cat and dog hair just fall willy nilly on them for something very organic.

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  345. Pre-order accomplished. I can’t wait to stay up all night reading…..I must plan snacks that do not leave orange finger prints on all of the pages. Hmmm……

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  346. Yay! Just pre-ordered my ‘autographed edition’. I hope this meant it was bound in human skin (not really) LOL🙂 Congrats Jenny!

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  347. ZOMG, I’ll be at your Dayton signing for sure! You’re welcome to relax at my house afterwards (which does have comfy couches, many cats, and lots of wine). 🙂

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    Dee, Just Dee

    Book Plates and Lincoln Logs. Brilliant — can’t wait!

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  349. I listened to the sound cloud…if I buy the book, will I find out why you didn’t have arms? I NEED TO FIND OUT WHY YOU DIDN’T HAVE ARMS.

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    mirela blajan

    You are so amazing! I hope it’s not too lame to say that, but you are!🙂

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  351. Can’t wait for the book! Did you dream about signing bookplates that night? (Sort of like when you’ve driven a car for too long and you keep waking up with a start, thinking you’re still on the road?)

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    Kris Reeder

    Wow – Look how big Hunter S. Thomcat is getting!! Thanks for all you do Jenny!

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  353. So excited for your next book! We pre-ordered your first but missed out on an awesome signed copy, now we won’t this time!!

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  354. I was just going to type how I adore you for so many reasons, but I realized that would be creepy, so I’ll just go preorder a book.

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  355. I can’t WAIT to come to the signing in Dayton!!

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  356. I can’t wait for this book!!

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  357. So I entered my information for a book plate, but I’m not sure if you send them to Canada, but also, I entered my birth year as 1973, but then I thought, did you mean “How old are you?” because I am definitely not 1973. I will say that Emperor Claudius was a cool dude. (his skirt was way too short though)

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  358. This is beyond awesome. I love that Raccoon Rodeo pic! Gotta go back and reread so I can get mine!

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  359. That’s a mighty empty wine rack.

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  360. Hunter makes me smile so much!!! He is getting so big and obviously he is taking his job as supervisor very seriously!!! I want a cat smudged one!!!

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  361. I think my kids may getting a copy for me for my birthday, but I went and preordered anyway🙂 I can pass one along to a friend🙂

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  362. Please, please can I have one with a lower intestine squiggle? That would be awesome!

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  363. Can’t wait to see you in DC! I’m going to trudge all the way from my Virginian suburb-like area and drag my husband along. And he’s going to enjoy it.

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  364. Pre-ordered (amazon) and bookplate requested. Thanks! I can’t wait to get my eyes on this.

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  365. I had to listen to the audiobook teaser. I don’t think I’ve heard your voice clearly before, but you sound rather like a raccoon to me… Of course, that would explain your awesome friendship with Rory?

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    Suzanne Vier

    I simply adore you! Thank you for sharing your outrageous humor and also your more vulnerable truths. Hard cover book and book plate ordered. Cannot wait!! 🐗 (there was no raccoon emoji so I had to use the warthog)

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  367. My tits are downright lethargic.

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    Onlypartlydumb

    Preordered human skin version and ordered a bookplate, knowing I will buy at least five more copies for other people. Would love to go to the book signing in Toronto but Indigo is not listing it on their upcoming events. Can you yell at them please?

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  369. I am so excited for your new book!!! BTW, since cats are the devil, they must lay on everything you are trying to work on.🙂 I have 3 fur babies myself.

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  370. I pre-ordered, in a fit of excitement. Then found out that you’ll be visiting Parnassus in Nashville! (So I should have waited and bought it from the local, independent… Guess I’ll be getting two copies!) Now I’m torn between wanting to come see you, and not wanting to add to a crowd that may stress you out… Either way, thank you for, you know, being yourself…

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  371. Ummm? Hello? No Oklahoma on that list? I thought we were neighbors? Prepare to be toilet papered🙂

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  372. I can NOT wait for your new book. Sad, however, that I live nowhere near South Hadley and will miss out on a copy bound in human skin.

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  373. Ummm, hello? No Oklahoma on that list? I thought we were neighbors? Prepare to be toilet papered!🙂

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  374. Why is there no where in North Dakota? I am distraught!

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  375. Normally I would preorder but I’m planning on seeing you at Half Price Books in Dallas so I will buy it there. My cats Milo and Sasha agree with Hunter S. Thomcat that those look like cat pillows and they want to know why you were disturbing him.

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  376. I can’t even pick which part of this post is my favorite. You are amazing.

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    Ryan Francia

    Oh my god I loved your first book and I preordered this one and I am going to try soooo hard to be able to get to your book signing in Denver. So excited!!!

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  378. bookplates and cheesecake in the same post, I’m one happy camper, and even more-so come 22 September.

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  379. I am feeling depressed and lonely because I cannot calm all of my beautiful tits, insomuch as my late momma had a boy chile. I will ask the Missus for assistance. But I don’t rate the chances.

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  380. I am so excited!! I preordered the second I found out back in April!! You are by far one of the best parts of the Internet!

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  381. Wishing I could go to a signing. But ya aren’t coming anywhere near me. I’m super excited to read this book. I’m an audiobook person and listened to your first one, and LOVE that it’s YOU reading it. You are a friggin super star. Can’t wait. Thanks for being there for me when I need you.

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  382. Wait a second- your website has two different locations for the DC stop, is it Politics and Prose or Kramerbooks? Politics and Prose still has you listed for October 12, is that correct? DC fans need to know!

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    Holly Overholser

    Omg I felt like I was in my own head reading this!!! 😂😂😂this is sooo how my brain works!!

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    Wallace Neslund

    I love the audio excerpt from you book, it reminds me of A Prairie Home Companion. Have you ever thought of doing a podcast, or do you already have one and I just missed it somehow.

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  385. I can’t believe I can get a signed book here in Kalamazoo, I’m beyond EXCITED!!! I will be calling them first thing tomorrow morning. I loved your first book, I couldn’t believe that there was someone else on this planet that felt the same way I do about so many things. Thank you so much, thank you for being you, for letting us in to your world, for sharing your most vulnerable thoughts and feelings. xoxo

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  386. I loved the audio excerpt from your book, it reminded me of the best parts of A Prairie Home Companion. Have you ever thought about doing a podcast, or do you already have one and it’s just escaped my notice somehow.

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  387. Independent bookseller in Oklahoma: Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City. Please, please beg your publisher to add them to your list. Excellent people, lots of book signings.

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  388. The comment from glitterandgrey is from the “grey” part, me, Patricia, the elderly part of the duo.🙂

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  389. Long time blog reader and first book lover and 2nd book awaiter !🙂

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  390. Is the signing in Toronto cancelled…or sold out? (meep!) I don’t see it on their event page! Please don’t let it be either of those two!

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  391. I would love to “win” one of your signed books! Probably with Hunter’s additional signature, because cats, albeit assholes, are still THE BEST assholes, and we love them.

    I HAVE to find out about your arms! And why Victor Just. Doesn’t. Get. It.

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  392. This is awesome news! I received your book while recovering from hernia surgery in March. I made myself stop reading it so I could enjoy it longer – like a wedding cake a year later. I’ve never been married so it’s purely speculation on my part. Now I just have to find it again and maybe start over.
    I am a fellow member of the “mental health” clan of a different rabbit hole and I do so appreciate your honesty and writing. Congratulations!

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  393. I made my husband join me for your reading at the Printers’ Row Festival in Chicago 3 years ago – he preordered Furiously Happy for my Mothers’ Day gift months ago! Can’t wait to finally have it in my hot little hands!

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  394. THERE IS A CANADA!!!
    Too much joy. Not enough grammar. LOVE!

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  395. I pre-ordered but would never have had a hope in hell of getting to a book signing anyway. Because I live in Australia and it costs 70 bazillion dollars to get to America. I will probably end up with several copies of your book anyway, because I have a ridiculous habit of getting stupidly excited everytime I see a book I want and can pre-order. Unfortunately my memory is not all that great, so I say “OMG I TOTALLY WANT THAT BOOK! WHY HAVEN’T I PRE-ORDERED IT ALREADY?!” and then the website says “you know, people who ordered this book also ordered THIS book, maybe you want to as well” and I say “OMG I TOTALLY WANT THAT BOOK TOO! HOW DID THEY KNOW?!” and I order the other book. And then I get an email confirming my order and it links up with the email confirming my order from the time I ordered both of the books 2 months ago, and I realise the “person who ordered this book also ordered this book” was me.

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  396. Preordered months and months ago! So excited and just signed up for a book plate. Worried about your hand turning into the claw though!!!

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  397. You are fantastic and I love you…..that is all.

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  398. I just picked up a book from Books A Million. And ordered a book plate! I’m ridiculously excited. I’m going to try to make your signing in Boston, depending on life, my aspie son’s willingness to let me leave him for a few hours, and my social anxiety (which, as I know you know doesn’t always cooperate with us). I’ll probably miss it. But I’ll have a bookplate!

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  399. I have the date saved on my calendar! I’m so excited that I may actually get to work on time 9/22 so I can take an actual lunch break to go buy your book! (You know, assuming My patients cooperate and are well enough I get to eat that day)

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  400. I hope I get one with the intestine drawing.

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  401. I’ll be preordering the Kindle version but not until next week. Hopefully, there will still be bookplates left. Loved LPTNH and am looking forward to FH.

    PS: Thanks for recommending Nimona. I just finished reading the book and really enjoyed it.

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  402. Oh, one other thing- as much as I would love to see you, I don’t think I’ll be able to handle the Metro into DC at night as I’d be going alone. But if I can get there, and I promise to try, could you please tell me which Politics & Prose store you’d be at? They don’t have you listed on their events calendar and they have 3 locations.

    I so wish you’d been invited to a mall in suburbia. They’re usually safer and the parking easier.

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  403. Gaaahhh you need to come to Baton Rouge! It’s lovely here! We have great food! You can hide out in my bathroom if need be! (It’s spacious and has a jetted tub.) Also, I’m anxiously awaiting my pre-ordered copy from Amazon and am super excited to have a bookplate for it now. You’re the absolute best!

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  404. Rory says “How dare you not wear Hunter as a furry scarf while signing all of these? THE HORROR!”

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  405. Thanks for the bookplate!! I am really looking forward to reading the book.

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    laurenkusa

    Wish you were coming before December. Book should be excellent.

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  407. Going to order the book when I don’t suck at life so much. Looking forward to the book and also a signed bookplate.

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  408. Just pre-ordered my book!! Too bad the only Canadian book signing is on the other side of the country. The first book helped me out of a dark time. Now that i’m in a good place, the new book will help keep me there. don’t ever change your beautiful quirky self! (and i don’t mean that in a don’t change your clothes kinda way, cause that could get really bad really fast)

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  409. I had such a good time at your first book signing!!! Sadly, your only stop in Canada is a 5 1/2 day drive from Toronto😦 Looking foward to the new book. Safe travels and your latest adventure.

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    lalibrarylady86

    I am going to be so broke. I want all of them. The pre-order Midnight Raccoon Rodeo bookplate. The insert signed bookplate because Human Skin. The audiobook. I want to come meet you IRL this time b/c having a signed copy from my bookseller is just not enough. I need to find you (but not in a stalker-like way.) I can see this is adding up. I’ll just pretend I’m planning a vacation. (Not that I have money in my budget for that.)
    SO MUCH LOVE FOR YOU, JENNY. YOU MAKE ME Furiously Happy!

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  411. Can’t wait to see you in Milwaukee!!! Love your blog, love you, can’t wait for the book!

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  412. Can’t wait to read the new book!

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  413. The only bookstore in MA getting these is in South Hadley and I’m not driving out to east butthole to get one. Which is find because I’ll TOTES be at your book signing in Porter Square. Checkmate, South Hadley.

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  414. So excited for your new book! Hopefully I can get to pdx for your signing – sadly, San diego isn’t onthe tour

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  415. Also pre-ordered the audiobook after listening to the raccoon rodeo sample. Life is getting better!

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  416. I pre-ordered two copies of the book and I am totally coming to see you in San Francisco. I plan on getting there many hours early so I can be the first in line to say, “Is that a fucking raccoon? Holy hell, YOU KNOW I’M AFRAID OF RACCOONS, JENNY!” This is how much I love you – raccoons are my trigger and I STILL bought two copies of the new book, even though I will need someone else to open it for me b/c just looking at a taxidermied furiously happy Rory will give me nightmares for weeks. THAT’S DEDICATION, MOTHERFUCKERS.

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  417. My dear, I adore you. May I gently remind you that we booksellers who labor at non-indie bookstores are bookivores, addicts, helpless victims of author crushes, and are almost always as pure of heart as our indie brothers and sisters when it comes to books. Godspeed, and maybe drop some broken and magical glitter on us someday!

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    Tanya (rhymes with lasagna)

    I read and thoroughly enjoyed your last book and have pre-ordered Furiously Happy. I share your blog with all my (demented aka close) friends and we love you. I also ordered the tank top and the little sculpture of Rory yesterday. Can’t wait to take Rory on some outdoor adventures (or just torment my dogs with him) very soon. Yippee kye-ay

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  419. I’m so excited for your book to be released!! Thanks for the book plate! Weeee!

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    Steve the Fan

    Will see if my bookshoppy friend can order this in for me. Don’t suppose there’s much chance of you coming over to the UK for a signing, but it would be awesome if you could!

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  421. I can’t wait to be Furiously Happy!

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  422. So excited for the book, just pre-ordered and requested the bookplate. Thank you!

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  423. You make me furiously happy.

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  424. Omg I cannot wait for this book. The book signing is on my calendar. Counting down the days!

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  425. Cannot wait. Also: My state (CT) sucks.

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  426. You’re awesome and I can’t wait to read this book!!! Congratulations!

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    maryherself

    I’ve already pre-ordered, and ordered a bookplate, so if I win – that means I’ve got an extra book to SHARE!!😀

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  428. I ordered a book plate! But I can’t afford to get your book right now, due to being mostly unemployed and a little homeless again…but when I can, I’ll get your book. Because your first book helped me through a dark time, and I know this one will too. Thanks for putting good juju out into the world.

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  429. I wish I could specifically request a cat-enhanced bookplate, that would fit right in around here.

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  430. ❤ your stuff.🙂

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  431. You are my mentally ill heroine. And I thank you for it. Can’t wait for the new book!

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  432. I love you. I love books. Those two things combined make my life complete. Loved your first book! Can’t wait to read this one.

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  433. I can’t wait. I preordered the minute I could. But I have a friend who would definitely love a copy should I win!

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  434. You’re my mentally ill heroine. And I thank you for it. Can’t wait for the new book!

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  435. This makes me happier than I sometimes feel I have a right to be.❤

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  436. I pre-ordered for my classroom library (I teach adults so lots of leeway on language and shit) but I still signed up for a signed bookplate. I feel a twinge of guilt. What if I promise to give it to the first student who falls in love with the book?

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  437. Just pre-ordered my book and ordered a book plate. Cannot wait! I will even put off some of my seminary reading to read this when it comes in!

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  438. I would just love one! Love it to bits, I would.

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  439. Wow that’s a lot of signed bookplates!

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    Allison M.

    This is amazing. I need it NOW!

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  441. I just bought your first book and now I need the second one because it’s like twins that can’t be separated or something equally compelling.

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  442. A drawing of a lower intestine? We all know it’s a poop rope, Jenny. Saying it in French doesn’t make it any less disgusting.

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  443. So excited to get this book, and the audiobook! I fancy that I do a pretty good impression of you when reading aloud, but I like hearing your books (BOOKS!!!! Plural!!!) in your own voice.

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  444. Honestly I think Hunter S. ought to be recruited to help you sign them next time. Just ink up those paws and let him go. Except he’d probably just slap cat-ink all over the place and not on the bookplates so never mind. Very excited for this release!

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  445. waiting on my preorder. Hello Barnes & Noble!??!! would love to be tapping my fingers on a signed bookplate! (even if it has hunter intestines drawn on it – or the path that Dorothy takes running after hunter)!

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  446. Looking forward to reading this one!

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  447. GIDDY to get this book. Prepped and pre-ordered for this bookplate! You’re amazing!

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    Katrina Torres

    Can’t wait to read it!

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  449. I won’t lie, I’m totally hoping I get a bookplate with a drawing of a curly fry on it😉

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  450. I can’t wait! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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    Michelle Sisneros

    Can’t wait to read it!!!

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  452. So loved the first book! I’ve been sharing it with everyone I know. Can’t wait to read this one – hopefully I won’t snort coffee up into my sinuses this time, but if I do, I guess that hazard comes with the territory with your writing! Keep it up!

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  453. I can’t wait! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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  454. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to your new book. I don’t think I’ve ever related to anything else the way I did to Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Or laughed so hard.

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  455. Did you know that if you type in “Fur” into Amazon.com, your book pops up first? I feel like that’s awesome. I’ve already taken the 22nd off of work to just read.

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    Melissa Bennett

    Is it weird to say I sort of hope I get one of the intestines. You can never have too many. Or can you?

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  457. Done and done. Looking forward to it, Jenny! Congrats!

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  458. I just ordered my copy and requested a bookplate. I’m crossing my fingers for a nifty bonus bit of curly fry or intestinal portraiture. I probably should have a cup of tea until this impulse subsides.

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  459. I pre-ordered before knowing about the bookplate. Now I want one. I’m about to head to Burning Man so alas this will have to wait till I get back. On a side note the playa is infested with bugs this year so if your bookplate is really bound in human skin it would get bitten.

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  460. I can’t wait to read the new book! It’s seriously ridiculous how excited I am. And what could be better than reading it? Getting a free copy! And the bookplate with intestines just makes me laugh. Really, YOU just make me laugh. So, really….thanks for that. 🙂

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  461. I know that I’m good for two copies. One for me and another for my neighbor. One of my clients is one of your booksellers. I may have to call in a favor to score your bookplates (paid in full, of course!), Hearty congrats! Time to feel good and gooey.

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  462. I want to not preorder a signed book because I want to believe I’ll venture out of my house to see you at a signing. But let’s face it, I probably won’t.:/ Thanks for the bookplate option for us optimistic folks (that rarely follow through).
    But maybe I should also order a signed copy because I tend to share my favorite books and often don’t get them back. I bought two copies of ‘Let’s Pretend This Never Happened’ and one is now at my best friend’s house (permanently) and the other has been seized by one of my children. I should probably order 3 to be safe. And then if I do make it to the signing, maybe you’ll sign my new copy of LPTNH?

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  463. i pre-ordered forever ago, but i know just who to give a gift copy to. anyone willing to homeschool deserves a medal, and my friend deserves three.

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  464. I can’t wait to read the new book! It’s ridiculous how excited I am. And what could be better than reading it? Getting it for free! I really want the intestine bookplate. That made me laugh. Waaay too much! But, YOU make me laugh. So, thanks for that!🙂

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  465. I can’t wait for this book! My daughter and I read “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened” for one of her psychology classes, it was an amazing experience to learn some new things through her eyes and thoughts. congrats!

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  466. I preordered the Kindle edition but would love a copy for my shelf and to share your fabulousness with my closest friends and family.

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  467. Now we all will want the ones with the squiggles so that we can have a little part of your pet on our books. Not that I want a little part of your pet. That sounds awful. Hmmmm, I can’t make this better, so if I were lucky enough to get a squiggle, I would just consider it a hello for your cats to my cats. Can’t wait to read this book! Last time I laughed so hard my abs ached for days.

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  468. I just preordered! Hopefully I get it in time for your DC book signing.🙂

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  469. Awesome, as usual! So excited to read the book!

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    jessica britten

    Impatiently waiting for my pre-order! I think you should sell actual size replicas of Rory ♡♡♡

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  471. I’m so excited for you! Your first book meant so much to me. Thank you for sharing your humor and your pain. You matter!

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  472. EEK now hoping for a bookplate with a squiggle…. though just getting one would make me happy! I did a huge happy dance when I got the one for “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” but then had to buy a second copy of the book because I refused to loan out my one with the bookplate in it.

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  473. Sounds like just what I need…laughs and sharing with someone who “gets” me because she’s pretty much the same!

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    SharonCville

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration to this wannabe writer and devoted reader! 🙂

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  475. Awesome, as usual. I’m so excited to read the book!

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  476. I pre-ordered the moment you announced it and have been eagerly awaiting it ever since!

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  477. I totally would’ve ordered a signed copy, but having it delivered to Europe is pretty expensive. So I’ll have to be content with the normal hardcover, and sign up for a bookplate and hope for one that has been catted.

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  478. I ordered this as my birthday present to myself (because when your favorite author’s book comes out ON your birthday, you don’t miss the chance to preorder it). I am hoping to make it to your Austin book signing even though I won’t even have my book on that day. Does that make me a weird stalker?! Either way…congrats!

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  479. Omg!!! So excited for your book!!!!!!!!!❤

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  480. I just discovered you’ll be here on a SUNDAY, which means I should be able to make the drive to see you, which is AWESOME!

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  481. I preordered–Just in case my guilt trip attempt to get my husband to go to your signing doesn’t work. He’s still recovering from Cary Elwes being a jerk to him at the last signing he went to.

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  482. I got a hand cramp just writing out my grocery list the other day, so I’m convinced you actually are part super hero signing all of those for us (before this I only suspected your hero status)
    I can’t wait to read the new book!

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  483. Yay! So excited for you! Can’t wait to add a copy to my collection.

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  484. I think I would be furiously happy if you chose me. I’m not always in my right mind, though, so I can’t say for sure. I’m reasonably certain I would love it. I might even share it with other people (no, no, I won’t). Pick me! arms flailing and hands waving

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  485. YAY! I’m so excited! You’re a wonderful friend and support to so many that I hope it’s just as (if not more) successful as your first book!

    Alas! Though I want a cat squiggle bookplate, I can’t preorder. I’ll have to wait until it’s been out a while, so I can get a second hand copy cheaper, but I GUESS technically I have a pile of books I still need to read so its not too bad. Only I know I won’t read those, I’ll just go to the library and get other books instead.

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    Katie Viren

    Neil Gamon’s back cover review was the best. I have to read it now, instead of just wanting to read it.

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  487. Sept. 22nd IS A WHOLE MONTH AWAY!!!! That is a long time to sit twiddling my thumbs waiting for the best piece of American Literature of this entire century to arrive at my doorstep!

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  488. Boo, Montana doesn’t read apparently.

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  489. So excited for the new book!

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  490. Going to try to make it to your Santa Cruz stop in December- it’s already on my calendar! Oh, and just got an email that the shipping on my pre-order has been automatically updated for free, so I’ll get it ON release day!!! Hooray!

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    caffeine72

    I pre-ordered the second that you announced this, but I’d love to have a spare to get others on the Bloggess Lovetrain!

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  492. hopping up and down hoping to be seen behind all these tall people I would very much appreciate a book plate. Loved your first book and can’t wait for this one.

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  493. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Hoping to make it for your signing in Toronto again! I was totally star-struck and shy at the meet and greet before hand, but I won’t make that mistake this time! 🙂 Yay!

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  494. Well isn’t this a dilemma…I’ve already pre-ordered your book and a bookplate, but the Naperville bookstore on the list is mere minutes from where I work…and I do love signed first editions. Hmmmm.

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  495. Stupid wordpress ate my comment.

    So, to sum up. I can’t wait to read this. I would love to win a copy, but if I don’t, I’ll be buying it. And then probably reading it on a plane, where I imagine people will think I’m insane for laughing They won’t be totally wrong.

    The end.

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    mary campbell

    YAY!! cutest book plates ever! I am going to try to make your signing in Atlanta since I can’t make the Alabama one. I also desperately want the collectors edition bound “in human skin”.

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  497. I MAY have just squealed from excitement…. in my super quiet office… So much excite

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    Cheryl Levenbrown

    I am giddy at the impending arrival of a 2nd Jenny Lawson book! Once again, I will be doing most of my reading underground, oblivious to the uncomprehending stares and open contempt of my fellow subway riders as I collapse in tears and gasp for breath from laughing. Thank you. No, seriously, THANK YOU: for being you, through all the pain and all the hilarity. LOVE.

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    Kim Risher

    YAAAAAAY!!!!!! I can’t wait!!!!

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  500. All I can say is thank you!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

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  501. I just got an order update from Amazon: We have good news! One of your pre-ordered items is now eligible for release date delivery and has been upgraded at no additional charge. Your new delivery estimate is:
    Lawson, Jenny “Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things”
    Estimated arrival date: September 22, 2015
    Can’t wait! (The last part is by me, not Amazon)

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    JulesFolkers

    Funny enough, no one I ever care about seeing ever comes to Miami… But YOU are. You are going to my favorite store (a heaven for book & wine lovers!) and I will be buying and being Furiously Happy on October 3rd, and getting an in-person signing. My only wish – that Hunter & other fur babies could come along and give us all custom squiggles.

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    Stephanie C

    I’ll take the book, but since I already preordered it I really just want a bookplate with a doodle. Or just a doodle. Or maybe to have wine with you inside a nordstrom’s bathroom because they are my favorite bathrooms to hide in. When you are in SF, Corte Madera, or santa cruz, I think we should just hide in the bathroom and draw doodles. Plan? Perfect!

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  504. I think I’m mildly stalking you from afar, as I’ve pre-ordered the kindle version, just pre-ordered a signed, hard copy from my local book chain, and now I’m getting in on the book plate-y action.

    Maybe I just collect things from awesome people…

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    WatcherJohn

    Free Book. I think I would give you as a gift, though I would be VERY tempted to keep you and be quiet about it.

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  506. I. Want. this. No, that’s wrong. I NEED this. Pleeeeeeeaaaaassse?

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  507. When will you be in Jersey City? I don’t see a date on your tour list & I don’t see anything about your visit on the book store’s calendar. Also, you rock!

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  508. I. Want. this. No, that’s wrong. I NEED this. Pleeeeeeeaaaaassse?

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  509. Oh please, please, please send me an autographed book or plate or really anything. I’m going back to college at the age of 41 starting this coming Monday and I really need something to make me spit Diet Coke either on my laptop or possibly at my instructors……. BTW – Hunter S. Thomcat is one big ass cat……..

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  510. I am so damn happy for you, Jenny. I read your first book before any buzz…I went in blind and came out with a laugh/cry hernia. I sent that copy to my daughter, gifted it to a friend, reviewed wherever I found it online. You are the most real, funny, perfectly imperfect author woman person I don’t really know but wish I did. I can’t wait to snort my way to another hernia. I just love you, you crazy-awesome-sauce woman. Love you to pieces.

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  511. I have already preordered your book, but if I win an autographed copy, I promise not to cancel my preorder … I will give it to a friend (who’s currently reading my copy of your first book). I actually have two copies of your first book, as I had to buy the paperback when it came out because of the extra chapter … so I’ll probably do the same with your second if the paperback version has a special extra chapter. But if I win a signed copy, I’ll pay the unsigned preordered copy forward so I won’t have THREE copies of your book.

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  512. I am pained that there are no bookstores in Nebraska where I can pre-order a signed copy – WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS STATE?!!! So I had to order a copy on Amazon. But at least I did it through Amazon Smile so one of my favorite kitty rescues gets a kick-back🙂

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    melissafouse

    Why must give birth year? Is this a strange poll to see if your target audience is really your target audience?

    (Ha! It’s just a legal thing to show that you’re an adult. You can make up an age as long as you’re 16 or older I think. ~ Jenny)

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  514. I lived in Portland Oregon for your last book tour- now I’m in Texas! I really hope my husband can finegal work around so that I get to see you this time, too! Thank you for your amazing and hard work.

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    HeatherLeigh

    GratsGratsGrats!!!! And yay for kitty “helpers.”

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  516. I would feel extra-privileged to get a bookplate influenced by Hunter S. Thomcat! Love your stuff- it makes me really lol,not just type it.

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  517. I ordered this months ago and I’m so freaking excited!! those amazon assholes better have their shit together or i will stomp on them Godzilla-style..
    thanks for the bookplate too. very fucking cool of you 😀

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  518. Signed bookplate? Sign me up! Autographed book? Me please!

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  519. Can’t wait for your book! I will be on vacation, hope I can find a copy! My cat loved to help me “write” cards too.

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  520. I’m so excited that we’re almost there! I’ve had mine on backorder so long (May) that I have to keep remembering that I have that outstanding charge on my bank account. Thanks in advance for the super cool book plate; so hoping for a doodle!

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  521. I’m genuinely overjoyed for you, Jenny.
    And simultaneously overwrought with despair at my own failures.
    But you’ll always be one of my heroes, Jenny Lawson.
    Good on ya, lass.

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  522. I’ve been waiting with tuna baited breath for your new book

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  523. I can’t wait to read this! You, your book, your trible…they have truly saved my life, more than once If not for you and them, I wouldn’t be here to see your second book.. So even if I don’t win the book, I want to say thanks, you know…for saving my life.

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  524. Yay! I can’t wait! I really hope mine is a squigglier, if not I will settle for a raccoon paw print. Hint, hint.

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  525. Yay! I just reserved mine at a local store since I’ll miss you when you’re in town:(

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  526. I pre-ordered your book as soon as it was available. Thrilled to get a signed bookplate for it. And a cat-induced squiggle will make it more unique.
    Congrats on the book!

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  527. Would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance!

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  528. My book club is currently reading your first book and it’s making me rabid for the next one. Thanks for being awesome.

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  529. Thank goodness you write for us- my son’s counselor suggested he read your book and blog. She said you write an excellent description about what it’s like to live with depression.
    I believe you give a voice to the depressed people we love and live with!
    Thank you from this mother’s heart!

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  530. You are the awesomest! If I win I will treasure it always but also go but another copy so I can loan it to good friends, but only those friends that will turn around and buy their own damn copy, I don’t cotton to no cheapskates!

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  531. So epically freaking excited.

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  532. I’m so excited for this book!! Like you don’t even know. STUPID excited. I bought it as a birthday present for myself for my husband’s birthday. Because he needs a happy wife, right?

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  533. I’m so excited that your book is coming out! I hope I get a bookplate your cats helped you sign!

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  534. Done and Done and Done and Done

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    Dana Deckard

    It’s not just cats. My dog is an asshole too. He doesn’t understand when I’m doing ANYTHING except petting him. Or feeding him. Or talking to him. Actually I don’t think that makes him an asshole…just very needy.

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  536. I have a plan. I am hoping to get to see you at one of your stops, but just in case I don’t make it (as I have health problems, that is a strong possibility) I ordered the bookplate. Now the plan is that I do make it to a tour stop and get my copy signed by you, whereupon I can put the bookplate in, y’know, that other book you wrote. Or I could just frame it. Or use it to give a deserving relative a signed copy of the book.
    I have a plan, see.

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  537. I am so happy my step daughter gave me your first book for Christmas and I’ve been laughing (&crying) ever since. Thank YOU and Darcy 😚

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    jenrevenant

    Getting even more excited for your book. I preordered it the day you announced it! Now I’ve got my name in for a bookplate. So excited!!!

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  539. My BFF and simply cannot wait for this book to come out. We would both adore a free bookplate. We adore you and your writing and have elected Rory as our new team mascot. If you pick us I will buy a second copy for a library near me. ☺

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  540. Thank you a million, bazillion times for signing all of those bookplates. I pre-ordered my copy when you first announced it, and I can’t wait until it gets here. I hope I get a cat-inspired doodle one, but I will be beyond thrilled with any one. You are my hero.

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  541. I preordered your book months ago, but I would love to win a signed copy. I could keep one copy and give the other as a present. Good lord, that would mean I’m Christmas shopping already. Oh, I’m so ahead of the game…

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  542. I was SO not surprised to see there are no special, wonderful, magical bookshops carrying your book in Connecticut. I live in the boringest state EVER! I used to practically live at The Strand years ago when I lived in Brooklyn, though. That was (and is) a truly magical book store.

    Thank you so much for the bookplate.

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  543. I can not wait to get my hands on this book and I’m super excited for the name plate!

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  544. Done and done. If I were to receive an extra copy I would be sure to pass along a copy to someone who might benefit from a spirit lift. Thanks for all you do.

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  545. I am awed by your accomplishment. Way to go, Jenny!

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  546. What you do and how you do it makes me happy. I am thouroughly excited to see you in Minnesota in November. (Bring a coat. Because it’s November in Minnesota) (or you can borrow one of mine – I love to share)

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  547. If the words in the book make me feel even half as giddy as the cover, I will explode. But in a good way. (Hope the name plates last a little longer…waiting for paychecks is a drag😛 )

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  548. I’m hoping for dog intestine doodle on mine. (fingers crossed). It’ll really complement my copy of “The Day the Crayons Came Back” when the tan (burnt sienna?) has been barfed up by the dog. Jenny Lawson, humanity owes you one for such great books–can we buy you a wine slushie?

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  549. Wishing so hard you could come to my little neck of the woods! And waiting impatiently for this book.❤

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  550. Your blog keeps me inspired. I am and have battled depression since my 20’s. Finding you has helped. I’m so thrilled about your book!! Can’t wait to get it!
    Blessed be, lovely lady. Stay strong.

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  551. Yes please!!!!!!!!

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  552. I can’t wait to read the new book!! I made everyone I know read the first one, and we all love you, Jenny!!!

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  553. OMG! Love this, hope that your hand has recovered. We can’t believe how big Hunter S. Thomcat has grown!

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  554. Can’t wait! You can totally blame us for whatever you need to, but I’m sure there will be no need. I’ve pre-ordered mine and will get on the signed bookplate thingy, which is brilliant, by the way. Especially since there aren’t any stores in Las Vegas to get a autographed copy from, probably because everything is open 24 hours and that makes it difficult to coordinate when people will be reading or browsing or drinking lattes.

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  555. If only Hunter and Rory would pitch in and sign some bookplates! Although I gather Rory might be in jail now, since I saw his exploits and his appearance in court. (Hunter remains at large.) I pre-ordered the book & went and ordered a signed bookplate. They are both made of awesomeness. And apparently human skin.

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  556. I just read the back inside flap of the dust jacket. I love the addendums to your bio. You found a publisher that is a perfect match to your…”way of thinking”
    I would implode and then explode like a glitter bomb if I received a free copy directly from you. I’m totally nerding out here knowing I can get a bookplate that you yourself actually handled. I think I’m 12 again, thank you for that!

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    Deanna Straw

    Thank you for being such an inspiring author, and being so brave. Your writing helps me so much!

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  558. I can’t wait to read it and will do my best to come see you in Dallas! You have been my inspiration (sorry if that sounds like a corny ’80s song–no, wait, I won’t apologize for that! Anyway, your honesty about your illnesses has helped me so much during my struggles with depression and anxiety. You’re amazing!

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    fushigifox

    I can’t wait to get the book, So excited!

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  560. You have a recommendation from NEIL GAIMAN on your book!! My whole life I will never be that cool. Can’t wait to read it!

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  561. I’m here for the signed book, because no one in their right mind comes to me!

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    angiemsmart

    I’ve pre-ordered the book, and am holding out for the bookplates to be available to Australian peeps! I need one in my life!

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    Jil Dalesandro

    For the love of all that’s holy. You have wine in those pictures. You have glasses, but no wine in a glass in your hand, then down the hatch. That would have made the signing less painful (and if the cats had some, better for them too). I plan to have a glass of wine when I read this book to celebrate your complete awesomeness and lack of assholishness. Jenny, you are the goddess!

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  564. OMG pick me! Pick me!

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  565. Please, me, me, pick me!!

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  566. The first book was awesome. I bought a copy for my boss for Christmas last year. She loved it, and we are both looking forward to this upcoming book. Thank you!

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  567. Merry Un-Birthday to me! I can’t wait.

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    Pamela Zesotarski

    Love you and cannot WAIT to get my hands on this book! I’m about to re-read your last one like 10 times- maybe more-while I wait!

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  569. Mazel Tov on the new book!! (That’s Hebrew for congratulations, FYI). I’m so happy for you! I did sign up for the free bookplate because I did preorder the book when you first told us to (yes, I’m a sheep…BAAAAAA). I truly wanted to see you on your book tour, but just realized that the day you’ll be in Boston is the night before Yom Kippur, and a big night it is. We Jews get to start fasting! Yippee! It’s actually much more than that, but it does preclude me from seeing you in person. Best wishes on your book tour, Jenny! Much appreciation from a fellow “broken” person 💗

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  570. order? check. bookplate? hope so!

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  571. Pre-Ordered Book [check], Signed Bookplate [check], Patiently waiting for said book to arrive [semi-check], Giddy dancing because its going to be an awesome read that I wont be able to put down and thus need to take said next day off from work [double check]. Seriously. Excited. Thanks for being awesome and writing us all another book!

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  572. I can’t wait to read this book, I still laugh out loud when I reread your first book.

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  573. His is awesome in so many ways!!!

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  574. Woooohoooo. Can’t wait for this book!

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  575. looking forward to reading it.

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  576. First, I need to learn how to read my calendar! Because it’s the copy of your book that arrives on Yom Kippur, not you in person. Second, I’m TOTALLY going to see you when you come to Boston…you’ll know it’s me because, well, just because. Third, I ordered your book as a Kindle download, so I’ll have to put the bookplate on the screen. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? 😉

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  577. Also, Tammy (above, comment #566) = starshined (also above, comment #569). I’ll stop now…

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  578. you are 100% my hero (not heroine, because feminist and also heroine sounds like drugs.) Also I love you.

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  579. Pre-ordered, and would love a bookplate, but will also love it without one, if you have run out… The reviews on the back were so gratifying – the people I listen to/read/enjoy have chimed in!!!

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  580. I can not wait to read this book! I’ve had struggles with depression my entire life, and I’m so appreciative for all that you have done to raise awareness for mental illnesses. Thank you for your honesty and vulnerability! Also I have a Rory set up in my office– I’m a college professor and I think the students respond better to him than me. (And I wouldnt say not to a free book, I can then give the copy I paid for to a friend who would benefit!)

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  581. away at a camp with lousy wifi, but will be ordering when I get home! Would love a free copy, but will take a bookplate as a runner up prize.🙂

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  582. Love that you included little drawings to try and hide the marks from the cats! I’m so looking forward to read this! It would be really awesome to get picked for a free one, hint, hint.

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  583. I got a bookplate but forgot to comment. I’m beyond excited to have the plate and book right next to “Let’s Pretend”

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  584. A bookplate for my pre-ordered copy would make me Furiously Happy! Can’t even think of a superlative good enough for a signed copy of the book. Thanks for being you.

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    Gretchen F

    So exciting! I won’t be loaning this one to people, though. I had to buy the last one too many times because I kept loaning it and no one ever gave it back!

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  586. I cant wait to read it.

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    Nicole Kapp

    I just ordered a bookplate! I can’t wait for your book to be released! I’ll be getting a copy for myself and my mom! We’ve both had to deal with depression, and we loved your first book. I’m sure this one will be just as good, if not better!

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    Lisa Davis

    So excited! I would love to come and meet you in Dallas.

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  589. Wahoo! Hope to meet you in Dallas

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  590. Greatly looking forward to reading it!

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  591. Was so excited to get an email from Amazon today, telling me that my pre-ordered book will get to me on 9/22…I would very much like a signed bookplate to put in it. I want to come see you when you are in Dayton, but I keep going back and forth about it because it will involve leaving the house. If I can get one of the other Rowdy Girls to come with me, I will try. Also, as a fellow Whovian, I have something I made for you…but I may just mail it to you if I don’t make it out of the house! Thank you, Jenny, for who you are and all that you do.

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  592. I’m so excited for this book! I shared your first one with multiple friends. One said the audio book was the only way she made the drive home to Denver from her mother’s funeral in OK. She can’t wait to laugh with you again! Keep doing what you’re doing!

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  593. I’m not sure I’ve looked forward to a book more since Harry Potter! Can’t wait to read it.

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  594. Yay! Just ordered my bookplate, just in case I have to work when you’re in Dayton. Thanks for taking the time to sign all of them!

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  595. I have been looking for months for a place to order a signed copy. And then I thought, “Hey, sometimes really cool authors sign bookplates!” And then magically, I came here. Today. And it all made sense. And then I saw the wine rack. And I thought, “Wiiiineee.” You’re right. I am hungry. But my tits are now calm. By the way, thanks for writing another book. I’ve missed you.

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  596. I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!! right now, i’m sitting next to my cat’s anal gland juice that he expressed on my sofa. so hopefully, there’s none of that on your book plates.

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  597. Love it! I preordered the Nook version – do I get a bookplate this time too??? (The last one is on the back of my Nook, btw).

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  598. Cannot wait to read this book. Seriously, my anxiety disorder is requiring more medication due to anticipatory anxiety bouts while waiting for this book to come out. It’s a thing. Look it up. Oh, wait, you probably already know all about anticipatory anxiety. So why the hell do you make us wait so long for the damn book???? Kidding.🙂

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  599. Can’t wait to see you in Boston!! Love your work, thank you for sharing and being Awesome!!!

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    Lady Macbeth

    Going to try to make it to your signing at Parnassus in Nashville, TN (my hometown), but my anxiety often prevents me from traveling (I live in Lexington, KY). So, we’ll see. Also, when did HST get so big? Can you bring him too since he helped with the signing of the book plates? 😛

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  601. I so wish you were coming to Las Vegas!

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    Kristi Willbanks

    I don’t know what I’m more excited about….reading your new book or meeting you in Dallas!!

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  603. I’m so excited to read this!

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    Angela Stevenson

    I’m so excited your new book is almost here!! I really wish I could go to a book signing, it would be amazing, but nursing school and my family are taking up all of my time:/ I also love the Midnight Cat Rodeo idea, I think with time Hunter S. Tomcat will come around and like it as much as the rest of us. Okay, time for me to go study again!!

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    Jen5253 Range

    Hahaha! Now I am really hoping I get a bookplate with a fun drawing of intestines or brains or a glass of wine!

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  606. I CAN’T wait!!!!!

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  607. I would be honored to have a copy of your book, I bought the kindle preorder months ago, but this is different you’ve made a difference in my life.

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  608. Loved your first book, can’t wait to read this one.

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  609. I’m so looking forward to reading your new book. Depression lies to me every day but I remember you and everyone on this blog, and then tell it to stuff some twizzlers in its ears. Much love!

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  610. Looking forward to the new book! Can’t wait.

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  611. I don’t even know how to TELL you how excited I am! Squeeeeeeeeee!

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  612. I am so excited I cannot even tell you. Squeeeeeeee!

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  613. Love, so much love for you and your gift of writing!

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  614. I cannot wait for this book!!!! I’m so excited for you, as well—many congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment.

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  615. Rotten Cat!

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  616. I’m so excited for this. Your first book got me through my miscarriage. Can’t wait to read this one.

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  617. I’m so excited for the book signing! I can’t wait to see you in Dallas. I was planning to buy my book there, but I may need to order from one of these stores if that’s what it takes to the get the “human skin” ones.

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  618. Can’t wait! I’d love to give my daughter a copy (instead if letting her borrow mine after I get through.

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  619. I was surprised Powell’s didn’t carry them- but all is well. We will converge on Powell’s City of Books in November. We can’t wait!

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  620. I ordered my bookplate, but am still going to try to make it to a book signing!!

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  621. Will do my darnedest to see you at Elliot Bay Books, but leaving the house hasn’t happened in a week, and TBH, at this point showering seems like a Herculean task. I’m trying to drag myself out of the hole, though, and the thought of hearing you do another reading is already putting a smile on my face. Thanks Jenny, for being you and sharing that amazing you with the rest of us.

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  622. Jenny, you make me feel stronger and happier. I send other people instructions to read you all the time.

    Also we have a life peacock that rams around the neighborhood and spends nights in one of our trees. You’d like him.

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  623. I’ve never wanted a book so much as I want this one.

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  624. Hunter S. Thomcat has gotten so big!

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  625. can hardly wait for your book. been looking forward to it for months. look forward to more adventures w/ Rory in the meantime.

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  626. For once I might be able to get to a book signing in my state, Maine, so I haven’t pre-ordered. But I hope to win one maybe. I have a signed copy of your first book, would love to have both! Love you!

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  627. I’m so excited for you that your book has arrived, and that you finally know where Rory is. I just requested my free bookplate, and if I don’t manage to win a copy of the book (or if I DO win a copy and you’ve already signed it… wait, I may not have thought this one through), I’ll probably have to check with a local bookseller for my copy into which to insert it (that sounds dirty). Or I might try to finally meet you in person when you get to North Hollywood/Los Angeles/Burbank/Pasadena/Glendale, because that would be the most awesome result that could possibly happen. Wait… when are you coming my way? I’ve lost track. You should probably “pin” the post with your tour dates at the top, like those bastards over at the social medias do. Is that even possible to do here?

    Sorry. It’s late, and I’m sleepy, and I got to meet your favorite collator of paper again today, so I’m in a bit of a celebrity-sighting-coma at the moment. I want your book. I love you. You and Wil are my fave celebs, forever and ever.

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  628. BOOOOOOOK. Book book booky book book!!! So much el yay!
    (wannit.) Gonna preorder. Out of pronouns.
    Thank you for writing more. Please keep on. See you on tour!

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  629. Your first book got me through a really tough time! I can’t wait to read this one!🙂

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  630. I wish you were coming through Maryland again! My fiance and I read your book together all the time – wherein he acts the role of Victor and sighs when I do something particularly Jenny-like🙂

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    Samantha Hall

    Can not Wait! Funniest lady in the world. Reading thd first one i peed my pants at the beach. Sidenote, your open speak about mental illness has saved me. PTSD and manic depression are NOT for pussies! Love you Jen ♡

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  632. My husband is currently reading “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” to me before bed, which is problematic because we laugh until we can’t breathe and then never want to go to sleep. It’s my third time reading and it gets more wonderful as times goes on. I love you and can’t wait for “Furiously Happy”!!

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  633. This week, I introduced two people to your amazingness because they wanted to know why I have a tray with a Beyoncé painted on it. They’re now members of Bloggessianism and we are all eagerly waiting for “Furiously Happy” to get here. Have we figured out how to make a month go by faster yet?

    High five! You rock!

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  634. ARGH! I wish signed copies could make it to the wilds of Australia!!

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  635. Yay, Jenny! So gloriously excited that it’s Really Happening and Is Really a Thing that You Can Hold In Your Hands.

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    Jill Britton

    Must get myself down to Subteranium (sp) books in St. Louis to get a book – If I don’t win a free one here! Woot!.

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  637. I can’t wait to read this one!

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  638. Ordered! 🙂 Cant’ wait to read it. Also know, that your Toats Ma Goats tote bag has made me happy as a clam. (where are the depressed clams hanging out?) I always make sure to show everyone when I use it. I love that goat. I think I need to drive to Dayton, since you haven’t added Cleveland yet. (Purdy please with sugar and wine on top add Cleveland to the book tour)?

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  639. Thank you, Jenny! I have been waiting for this book from the moment I finished the last page of your first book! I pre-ordered it the day it was up for pre-order! I am so excited about this book!❤

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  640. Can’t wait to read your book! Hopefully I can buy it the day it comes out! Thanks for being a REAL inspiration!

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  641. I just looked at your schedule and you are coming an hour away from me. I am so happy. If I can get a babysitter I will be there. Thanks for being awesome and making me laugh.

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    Jessie Javore

    Whoop whoop! Can’t wait!!! My spirit needs a lifting;)

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  643. Loved your first book, can’t wait to get the second!

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  644. Loved your first book so so much, I can’t WAIT to read this one!

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  645. Thanks for all you do. I’ll be getting this book asap. I love love loved the first one.

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    Theresa McF

    Can we put the comment field at the TOP of the page please?

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    justafaninaustin

    Your first book was wonderful and it felt so familiar because I grew up in west Texas and I actually know and love people just like you and yours.You are so brave and wonderful and talented! I admire you greatly and can’t wait to read your new book! I sound kind of like a weird stalker-type person, but I’m really not, I promise. I’m just another ardent fan. I’ll see you at BookPeople in Austin. Love you bunches!

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  648. Poor WV – we aren’t even on the list! Nice job Jenny!🙂

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  649. So excited to get your next book Jenny! Just ordered book plates for me and my friend who both love you.

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    joanne briefs

    You are fantastic!!!

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  651. Pre-ordered my book the moment i was able to! Now I am trying to wait patiently.

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  652. Yay! Thank you for doing the book plates again! I have one for my first book and everyone is super jealous of me.

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    valleyzora

    Thank you Jenny for pushing on in life and sharing it with us. You’re one of the reasons I love Texas! Even though I don’t live there anymore . . .

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  654. What a great thing to do. Thanks for this! Cat pillows are good.

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  655. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this book. I so wish you were headed to Ottawa, ON for a signing. Maybe one of my stateside friends will help me out!

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  656. The book plate will be great. Too bad we couldn’t get you to do a book signing in Wyoming. I printed off your post about libraries and librarians and took it to our library with a note that it should have Furiously Happy on order by now. Hopefully I sounded direct and not threatening.

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  657. I’ve pre-ordered on Kindle and it’s going to be a struggle to not stay up all night reading when it downloads at midnight. Maybe I should just go ahead and take that day off from work . . .

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  658. BOOKPLATE! those are wonderful bookplates, so yes, please. (fingers crossed that Hunter decides the moment you are signing the one for me to LEAP onto the page…)

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    Heather Marie

    Jenny, Your new book has been on my wedding registry for weeks (for real)!! I only discovered you in the last year, but I have read every back post and bought LPTNH. When I sent a link to my grumpy, repressed but hilarious Texan Dad (on a bear in the bathroom), he said he spent hours here and loves you. I also have a red dress that is ready for a new home. And I tell my best friend “Depression Lies” everyday from you. So basically, thanks for everything and I can’t wait to give your new book to the people I love!

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  660. I pre-ordered a hard copy…. will be getting the audio this time around too…. last one was for real hilarious…. and this time don’t get another bear, get paid for that audio. I want you to read to my child at night. I will be there too… creepily listening in the doorway.

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  661. Congrats!!! I’m excited to read your new book!
    I don’t really have anything else to say.

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  662. Happy new book in hand day! Definitely hoping to read this soon, good luck with all the signing.

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    JB Destiny

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it – you rock!

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  664. I want one! I want one!!

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  665. I’m looking forward to your book so much! I’ve tried preordering it about 17 times but the Barnes and Noble site hates me…so I may need to just wait in line to get it like everyone else. But rest assured I’m doing my part to support your book. Congrats! I’m sure it’ll be a hit.

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  666. Congratulations!

    Thank you for sharing your stories, for making it even a smidgen easier to face the dark days, for proving that one can thrive in spite of having a wonky brain, and for reminding me that depression is, at best, a pathological lying liar.

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    sweetsummer73

    Can’t wait for the book. I love to have your autograph. I’m going to try to see you in Milwaukee when you are here.

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    Race Bannon

    Wait…I’m in the book??!…Really???…Not that prosecco-induced thingy with the nail gun, squid ink and Karen Carpenter’s drumsticks???..Really???…Crap!…Wait, did I sign a release for that???…Man, what a week; first that whole Dolly Madison hack and now this???…Is there nothing sacred on the internet? Anyway, preordered the book. Also ordered my bookplate…sent it to my office this time; last one ended up in the dishwasher before I could get home….Looking forward to seeing you in Pasadena in December!

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  669. I’m furiously happy that the bookplates will be shipped to Canada! you can’t imagine how frustrating it is when they aren’t!

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  670. Hi!

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  671. OMG I would love a bookplate! So very much!! 🙂 🙂

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    hellohahanarf

    so happy for you!!

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    hellohahanarf

    you were sitting at 666 comments and i just couldn’t have that. whew.

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    B. Jane Fierce

    I got run over by a car in January. I am so glad I wasn’t turned into road kill for many reasons. One of those reasons being that I will be able to read your book.

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  675. I cant wait to receive your book, Jenny! Congratulations and good luck on the book tour. Sorry you’re not coming to Maryland!

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  676. Couldn’t be happier for you – you are a true testament to that the best thing we can do with our lives is just be ourselves. People will either get you (which obviously many of us get you) or they don’t and that’s ok. Congrats Jenny! Looking forward to the book signing

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  677. Can’t wait for your book to come out! Wish I had something funny or quirky to say, but that’s all I got. xo

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  678. Just wanted to say how I loved your first book and wish you were coming closer to Baltimore/Columbia/Ellicott City so I could hear you read and ask you to sign my book!

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    Lisa Bjarke

    I preordered so long ago, I can’t remember if I ordered a real book or an e-book. I’d still love a bookplate, though. Can’t wait till I get the book!

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  680. Love you. And I can’t wait to get your new book. I was able to make it out for a signing if your first book, but I don’t think I’ll be able to for this one. Too many issues, not enough meds.

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  681. I’d love to win a copy!! It looks great!

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  682. Comment, comment, comment.

    I can’t wait for your book to come out, but I am planning to get one on your tour visit to my city. I guess that means that either I will have to wait or I will end up with a matched set if I win one!

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    Katie Trame

    I already pre-ordered through Amazon but will definitely need more than one copy!

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  684. come to idaho.
    potatoes.

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  685. Comment🙂

    You last book made me laugh so much at a time I so desperately needed to. Thanks for that. So very much looking forward to this one.

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  686. I can’t wait to read this. You really are special. I mean that in a good way.

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  687. I bought it from the Kindle store. I know, it IS where Satan shops. But I can adjust the size of the letters and the lighting and have a chance in hell of reading with a migraine. But I also plan to get the REAL book, because I love real books — they are just tough to read. But they are so pretty, and smell so wonderful (and wonderfuller with time), and I actually SEE it on my bookshelf and remember, “Hey, I loved that! I should read it again! I should also give copies as presents to (name all friends here) for a birthday or just a random shitty day.” It does hurt to read as the laughing makes me move and my chronic crap is NOT pleased. But my lying depression is pushed back a little, so overall, a great thing.

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  688. Yay! That means my preordered copy will be arriving any day now too!!! I can’t wait. Unlike Victor, I DO laugh out loud…a lot…and loudly. I’ll read FH in public and show it to people when they ask “What’s so dang funny?” The extra copies sold will help cover the great bookplate I just order to go in my book. Thanks Jenny!

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  689. Ok, turns out I lied. I THOUGHT I had purchased the Kindle (satan version) of the book. But I hadn’t, in reality, pre-ordered it. I am easily confused. Frankly, I may end up buying the hardcover because Amazon is evil and it is only a little it more. But real books really are hard for me to read (chronic migraines, etc., etc). Damn! Well, I will just have to pre-order both because you can’t put a bookplate in the damn Cloud. I am tired, Jenny. But thank you and congratulations on taking the time to write the book YOU are proud of instead of hitting a deadline for publishers and the rest of us. It is one more reason we love you.

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  690. Looking forward to reading the book. Alas, you aren’t coming anywhere near here for the book tour. Personally, I’d like the errant cat scribble. I probably would have inked up paws and let them go to town. They should do something to earn their keep, right? My beasts are more than happy to spend my money and they don’t do anything to bring in revenue.

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  691. Cannot wait to read this book, I’ve had it pre-ordered since April 1st of this year.🙂 If it’s anything like the last one I know I’ll actually be laughing out loud at awkward times in a very quiet library while I read it at work…

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  692. Hunter looks so intimidated. He must be jealous of the attention given to all those bookplates. I want to scritch his ears so bad.🙂

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  693. I will preorder RIGHT NOW. I want a bookplate. With cat hair. Please.

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  694. I’m just saying…overnight a copy to me so I can make everyone from West Coast USA, Canada, England, Portugal, Spain and Morocco jealous that they don’t have one as I travel on thru. They will hear my laughter and just WISH they had a copy. (Hello Preorder Sales!!!)

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  695. Looking forward to getting this! Your humor and honesty reminds me how big our tribe really is – Thank you!

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  696. I’d love a copy so we can read it at book club.

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  697. I’ve pre-ordered on my NOOK, but if you’re giving them away… I wouldn’t mind having a hard copy. Your first book is my go-to for when I’m waiting somewhere and need something to read on my phone.

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  698. My friend Jenny and I preordered months ago in Canada🙂 I have never done that before. Thank you for your awesomeness😉 I hope I get a bookplate with filled with cat prints and wine.

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  699. Yay Bookplate! Now I can do what I did with your first book…pre-order, bookplate, signature on book tour. I had an email today from Amazon with an updated earlier shipping date. Woo hoo!!! I heart you Jenny! I’m another one hoping for an errant squiggle.

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  700. I wonder what a book bound in human skin would feel like. Hmm

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  701. I’m so excited about your book!!! The only ways it could be better would be if A) it was out in time for my birthday next week, and B) your Chicago book signing were not at the same time that I will have an approximately one-month-old baby, making it super inconvenient for everyone involved for me to actually attend a book signing. I can accept both of these things though… I just really want to read it.

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  702. Eee! I can’t wait!

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  703. In one last desperate attempt to buy your book again from the airport bookstore (because I foolishly lent out your first book to my girlfriend who took it to a horse show last year and SWEARS she returned it to me…lying b*tch), I left sadly because 1. They didn’t have it and 2. I couldn’t remember the exact name of your book but tried my best to describe the Shakespearean mouse on the cover. A kind fellow soul, must have overheard me, and having the same type of humor in the “mouse book” I was describing, showed me her iPhone with a picture of the book!! (I also might add that EVERY TIME I go into ANY bookstore, I sing the praises (or the crazies) of your book, telling them that they HAVE TO get it and read it. I like to pre-warn them though, that they WILL look like an idiot laughing OUT LOUD hysterically and even crying through the laughter, which they then reply with, I have to get it! (Victory is mine!! Another Jenny Lawson conversion!!). So now, (and to get to my point), I decide to pass my time in the incredibly SLOW security line at the Pheonix airport, and just order your first book again on Amazion (and then NEVER lend it out to any of my friends again, unless they sign over their first born to me if it is not returned again…hey shame on them once, shame on me,twice). In ordering, I see your SECOND BOOK IS GOING TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 22!! Holy hell!! I start joint up and down, praising the mouse (raccoon now) Gods, almost peeing myself. Upon seeing the cover art, I break out in hysterical laughter as if I know what the hell he has to do with ANYTHING, but fully believing me and this raccoon are MEANT to be united one day!! Three clicks later, and 31 days from now, I will own another Jenny Lawson Masterpiece (which I can guarantee will make me look just as insane as I read it in public…because this is the ONLY way to read it!! Why not let everyone else see me as crazy as I see myself). God help the postman who delivers my mail on September 22!! Signed, USPS Stalker

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    Lisa Howard

    Ok. It’s not that I don’t WANT to go to a signing, but you won’t be any closer than a 6 hour drive away and my husband has a limit to how far he will indulge my crazy. Apparently 12 hours in a car (and probably a vacation day or two since the closest signings are on weeknights) is just over the line.

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    Carolyn gann

    I can hardly wait for your book to hit the market…

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  706. My customers are so excited about this book and I am leading the parade. Congratulations on your book and thanks for just being you.

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    Deb Cavallaro

    I am giddy beyond belief that your new book is coming out!! As soon as it hits my mailbox I plan on taking the day off from work to read it!!

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  708. You just told me to calm my WHAT!? Well, at least you said they are beautiful. Waaiiitt…how would you know what they look like?

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  709. i had oral surgery on tuesday and i totally should have let rory go in my place but i have really good pain killers and a cool ice pack thing that wraps around my face.
    i pre-ordered three copies of your book … one kindle (to read), one hardcover (to collect), and one hardcover for my best friend who lives in finland and is the bravest person i know.

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  710. I got my delightful bookplate!

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  711. I’m commenting in the hopes I get a free copy bc I have no money thanks to getting conned into an expensive trip to Disney to listen to a timeshare presentation I dont want but hipegully the kids will have fun and I don’t want to have to wait until I “win” the book from the library because theyre gonna make me give it back.🙂

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  712. Lol hipegully. Good typo. Love it.

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  713. “This is my love language.” Absolutely priceless.

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  714. Congratulations, Jenny! Hunter’s facial expression is priceless! Is he wondering where all his little pillows have gone? Nothing does indignant like a cat.

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  715. Damn, girl, you look great!

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  716. Preordered and registered for bookplate. Shipping to my brother near Chicago, but i’m your devoted fan from the northern Negev desert in Israel. Shalom and I LOVE YOU.

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    Richard Leshner

    I pre ordered mine months ago can’t wait for it to arrive.

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  718. I’m ordering my book as soon as I can save the money for it! And I really hope I can get a bookplate that has been catagraphed. Nothing is better than an upgraded autograph that has been catagraphed.

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  719. Pre-ordered from Amazon eons ago..can’t wait to read it!!

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  720. I pre-ordered frim Barnesand Noble months ago-so excited to see i can get a book plate!
    Thank you, Jenny, for being-the world is a better place with you in it. Really. So here’s a hug {{{Jenny}}}

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    Rachel Frederick

    I’ve been on the pre-order list for months. My entire family has read the first book, and I can’t wait for the second!!! I’d love a book plate, but whether I get one or not, I still love you and your work. Stay awesome.

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  722. Congratulations Jenny! I’m really looking forward to reading it!

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  723. Ordered my bookplate! Which is great since I couldn’t seem to order a signed copy of the book online, and I’ve no idea if I’ll be able to make it to a signing.🙂

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  724. Placing my order with Indigo now.

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  725. It comes out 2 days before my birthday so this is a birthday present to myself :” I cant wait!!

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  726. So excited for your this book!🙂

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  727. **oops, so excited that I forgot how to properly write in English

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  728. OOHH just in time! I just put the finishing touches on the “Jenny” shrine where my cats will stand guard over the book shelf that will hold two fucktasticly comical books (ohh and a signature book plate! That shelf is gonna get crowded.) Screw the giant metal chicken- what the world needs is a 6 foot scrap yard composed Jenny statue!

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  729. This makes me so happy!!!

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  730. You’re wonderful and I thought you might like this. It may help you and Vincent (Van Goat) bond and you could release your inner capricorn. (I saw it but I have nothing to do with it or its creator.)

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/213998429/goat-or-sheep-or-ram-balaclava?ref=related-1

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    urchiken@gmail.com

    So excitement! Much congratulatory!

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  732. I found out that your book should arrive in time for my birthday, Best Gift EVER!! Thanks Jenny.
    A signed bookplate would make it oh so much better, especially if Hunter S. helped you sign itl
    Cant wait to see you in the Seattle area in November.

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  733. How often can you say you had a bookplate containing a rodeo racoon & romping cat that you signed for a wombat? Like, practically never.

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  734. How often can you say you had a bookplate that contained a rodeo racoon and romping cat that you signed for a wombat? Probably almost never. Or not very often. crosses fingers and whispers “pick me, pick me, pick me”

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  735. I am bouncing around in anticipation of getting my hands on this book…plus SHINY!

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  736. Douche canoe are the 2 funniest words ever strung together. I laughed until I cried when I first saw them on the page. Also, taxidermy is SO under-rated as an art form. I adore your twisted brain.

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  737. Just preordered my first copy from Northshire Books in Saratoga, NY. And, yes, I will be preordering others.

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  738. Preordered. And then I harassed/strongly persuaded family and friends to preorder. On a road trip I played your audiobook to hook friends on your book. Slowly conquering this part of the country for you.

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  739. Thanks for the bookplates! It will be placed in my pre-ordered book as soon as I have both in my possession. I can’t wait!

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  740. I literally just finished your first book and am so excited for the second!

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