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  1. Omg, Jenny, congratulations! Seriously awesome. Glad I helped you get there with my book purchase. >.>

  2. Congratulations!!!!!! That’s amazing and not at all a surprise! You make me laugh all the time, no one deserves it more. Hooray!!

  3. Congratulations Mrs.Lawson, you have become a living legend.

    I hope you’ve planned for a celebratory trip to Disney World.

  4. I’m told a good primal scream of triumph goes a long way in this sort of situation.

  5. YAYAYAYAYAY!!! Congrats, Jenny!!! I read your book already and recommended it to everyone! It was brilliantly funny and moving!

  6. It’s because you are THE BEST and now everyone knows it!! Thanks for sharing it with us πŸ™‚

  7. I think you’re the only person who’s even the slightest bit surprised. The rest of us are calmly celebrating, smug in our knew-it-all-alongness. Congrats!

  8. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! That is so amazing!! I was actually reading your book when I saw this!! Congrats!!

  9. Well now you can claim to be a number one best selling author.

    You’re SPECIAL!

    Also, I got my copy in the mail yesterday. SQUEEEEEE! I’d come to a book signing but it was a reeaallllllyyyyy long drive. 13 hours was the closest I saw.

  10. Neither do I, except that I’m so proud to know you and that you deserve every bit of it, for being brilliant, awesome and brave. Mazel tov, my friend.

  11. Holy fuck, you bested Rachel! My two favorite women on the top of the best sellers list. Fuck yeah!

  12. I was going to have you sign my boobs tonight, because I bought the Kindle version of your book and I left the Kindle at home accidentally. But now my boobs aren’t worthy.
    So excited for you!

  13. Because it’s awesome! Can’t wait to begin reading after my exams are over tomorrow!!!

  14. I’d argue that you had plenty of the words, and they’re a joy to read. That’s why you’re there!

    Looking forward to meeting you at Book People tonight!

  15. Read the book first day it was out and want to buy one for everyone I know. Well deserved. Congrats!

  16. congrats! sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo well deserved. i still have to buy my copy. i’m getting right on that…

  17. Let’s try words like: congratulations. You go girl. Stop crying and be happy.

    I could go on & on, but I think all your fans here will help with the list. ;D

  18. Number 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list!?! Doesn’t get much better than that! I’m crying for you too.

  19. Don’t turn into Barbara Cartland. Actually, promise you WILL. Pink hair, cocktails for breakfast, pink poodles.

  20. Oh my God! I’m so excited for you that I teared up a little! Of course, it could be the pregnancy hormones coursing through my body, but I think it’s mostly because I’m just so happy for you!

    You should totally get a wallet-size version made and laminate it to carry it around in your pocket all the time. It’d be way more useful than the little laminated, pocket-size diplomas they gave my class when we graduated from high school. Still not sure what those were for…it’s not like I’ve ever needed to provide proof on the spot that I graduated from a little school in East Texas.

    Sorry, off topic (I’m blaming the pregnancy again for my wandering baby brain)…Congratulations!!!!

  21. Yay you! I checked your Amazon ranking yesterday, out of sheer curiosity, and saw you were #28 out of the entire books category. I figured, with those numbers, you’d make some bestseller list or another.

    Congrats! It’s an awesome book and you should feel proud. πŸ™‚

  22. I’m reading it right now and the fact that I wish my dad had thrown a bobcat at my fiance is a testament to your storytelling. Or, actually, to the fact that I don’t have a fiance but the last guy I dated was a douch and deserved to have a bobcat thrown on him.

    Anyway, not surprised at all. Rock on, sister friend!

  23. Go Jenny!! So proud!! And I am so loving reading your book this week, I have been looking forward to it for years!!

  24. Everyone who’s surprised, raise your hand. *looks around* Nope, no hands! πŸ™‚

  25. JUST finished reading my copy and was so disappointed that it was over. You are so fantastically random and inspiring all at the same time. The first page I go to when I get home at night is yours in anticipation of whatever new adventure/mishap you’ve gotten yourself into. Honestly not surprised your book is on top. Congratulations!

  26. I just finished the Audiobook and now I must INSIST that everyone who bought the book (I got both) go buy the audiobook too. The bonus chapter and outtakes are sooooo worth it. … Not to mention listening to the words in your own voice.

    You are awesome! Congratulations to a wonderful lady!

  27. Add that to People mag saying “Can’t wait till Jenny Lawson puts out her second.”

    I love this, because it’s YOU and because of YOU. I love a phoenix that rises out of the ashes.

    How could we NOT??

    We love you, Jenny Lawson.

  28. That’s the best news ever and I truly feel so happy for you. I would feel happy for me if people would read my story about pork chops. I was bawling my eyes out at the end, because I miss my stepdad.

  29. F*CKIN RIGHT!!!!!!! need to buy my copy still πŸ™‚

    P.S. come to chicago, please and thank you.

  30. That’s where it should be, Jenny! I noticed it was #4 on Kobo this morning, but didn’t have the chance to check NYT. So happy for you. πŸ™‚ xoxo

  31. Congratulations!!! Not surprising though, your book is fantastic! Also, I agree, please come to Chicago!

  32. Well deserved, the book is absolutely hilarious! I devoured it in two sittings, laughed til I cried.

  33. I’m sure that at least 100 people have said this by now but…this makes me FURIOUSLY happy. And not surprised in the least. Even though I’m probably 10 years older than you, would you consent to be the voice of my generation? Because you are.

  34. I read probably half of your book to my husband, who is annoyed because he wants to read it, too. You so deserve this – congrats!

    PS: I’m in Austin and I’ll be coming to your BookPeople event. πŸ™‚

  35. OMG that’s so exciting. I definitely did a happy dance when mine came in the mail on Monday. I also may have dreamed that you came to my office for a book signing, but I think that’s just because it was something fun to think about instead of the 20 events we had going on that week at work. Or maybe I’m crazy. Either way, so excited about the book and apparently event planning even in my dreams . . .

  36. Awesome! And not the tiniest bit surprising. You ROCK, Jenny! xoxo

  37. I think that you’re the only one who is surprised, Jen. We all already know you rock and knew that you’d hit it out of the park.

  38. I wanted to write something really pithy so that you might acknowledge my presence, but all that comes to mind is a genuine “we are all so proud of you”. I have loved reading your book ( and since I was a VP in HR, you can just imagine which part was my favorite)!

  39. I think this means I have bought a NYT bestseller for the first time in my entire life. It just arrived at my door yesterday and I can’t wait to read it!

  40. Awesome. Amazing! And totally weird because I was just searching around for where your book was on the bestseller list (cause I knew it had to be up there) when this came through on Twitter.

    I cannot think of anyone more deserving. All those years of procrastinating this paid off!

  41. So furiously happy for you πŸ™‚ I originally bought it on my Kindle, then I went out and bought a hard copy because my best friend can’t afford it and she needs to read it πŸ™‚ you deserve this so much!!!!

  42. This is aweome!!! So great!!! So… so…
    What’s bigger than awesome?
    Whatever that is, it’s THIS!!!!
    Congratulations, hon!!

  43. You’re amazing, congratulations! You were awesome in LA and I am getting all teary-eyed just because I’m so excited for you! YAY!

  44. Congratulations! Now we know why Juanita has been cheering, she’s a fortune teller and was cheering about this, just a bit early πŸ˜‰

  45. You deserve it. Refreshingly great book. I’m buying it for all the Mom’s in my life for mother’s day.

  46. That’s amazing and exciting! But… I notice the date in the corner of the screenshot is May 6, 2012. Are you time travelling again? Didn’t I tell you that wreaks havoc on your digestive system? πŸ™‚

  47. Fantastic and SOOOOOO Deserved, enjoy it, bask in it and write 17 more right away !!

    Kathy (Alivada)

  48. Okay, so now I’m crying on the train I’m so happy for you. Yes, really. This is so, so awesome and so, so well deserved.
    You’re awesome.

  49. I read it in 2 days and it is HILARIOUS and TOUCHING and SWEET and YOU. DESERVE. THIS!!!!!!

    Enjoy it, Friend. πŸ™‚

  50. Congratulations! I am almost finished with the book and you deserve every bit of praise and recognition that is coming your way.

  51. Just finished the book ten minutes ago. Fabulous and hilarious! Definitely not a book to read when you’re at lunch alone in a restaurant. People will look at you strangely as you smile and quietly laugh to yourself.

  52. If you didn’t know you were fucking fantastic, now you have proof in print in the motherfucking NYT

  53. Weasels! It’s all the dead weasels buying the book! They are unjustly discriminated against when trying to shop at their local bookstores, but these critters can point & click on Amazon.com like nobody’s business.

    Congrats to The Bloggess! You are #1, and weasels everywhere are thankful that you’ve shown them that even though they are dead varmints, they can still dress up in spiffy clothing. It’s a win-win!

  54. WOW. Ain’t that something SPECTACULAR. Congratulations to you!!! And I’m going to go buy a copy now (cause it seems like maybe it might be good or something?) I don’t know. Off to Barnes. Bye.

  55. YAAAAYYYYY!!!! That’s SO SO cool. Like, on a scale of one to ten – about a trillion billion. You deserve it, truly. Are you running around the place, bump chesting and high fiving everyone you meet?

  56. Well, obvi. Freakballs amazesauce, I tell ya.

    Congrats. Enjoy every single minute. You so completely deserve it.

  57. Careful! At this rate, you’re gonna run yourself right out of to-do items on your life list.

    Time to get a bigger list, I guess.

  58. deserved πŸ™‚ Make sure Juanita brews you some tea to soothe your tired throat

  59. Congratulations. It couldn’t have happened to a more fucked up human being. (I say that with as much love as possible.)

  60. Because you’re fantastic, and so is the book! I finished it a few days ago, and I’ve been pestering everyone I know to read it as well. I would love to buy your second book, when can you get it to press, please?

  61. WHOOP! The UK is waiting with baited breath for its release over here…seriously excited. Many congratulations!

  62. Also.. now that you are #1, why not come to some states not bordered by oceans? The Tattered Cover in Denver is a rocking bookshop. And you can sign Oscar, the 60+ yr old deer head who doubles as our holiday tree!

  63. Congratulaions, Jenny! You certainly deserve it. Seriously dude, that is the funniest book that I’ve ever read (but I did cry when Barnaby Jones died).

  64. So I bought your book yesterday because your blog makes me laugh out loud and your book isn’t letting me down either. You go girl! Congrats on the number 1 spot!

  65. I read through your book so quickly, because it was awesome – now I wish I had slowed down – because it was AWESOME!

  66. Congrats! And I am loving the book — half-way through. Already recommended it to friends. πŸ™‚

  67. That’s awesome!
    If you could bottle how you are felling right now, it would be sweeter then Yoo-hoo.

  68. I’ve never commented on here before, but I have to say congratulations! You deserve it, your book is amazing!

  69. Have you been visiting the future, too? I wouldn’t be surprised. Cause you’re that awesome and probably know all the time lords by now.

  70. Very nice. Still waiting to see where it ends up in USA Today, where I get my news. But congrats on a first step.

  71. Congratulations! I hope it’s everything you ever dreamed of. *raises a glass of good champagne in toast*
    Also, towels. Victor must buy you lots and lots of towels.

  72. Congratulations, Jenny! There’s no one in the world I’d be happier for. And for the record: I’m not the least bit surprised!

  73. So incredibly excited for you. I’m knee deep in your book now and loving every minute. This is well deserved! Thanks for bringing so much hilarity and general awesomeness to the lives of all your fans. You, Jenny Lawson, are amazing.

  74. I’m about 1/2 way through. I read at night in bed and I keep waking up my hubby because I’m laughing so hard.

  75. Living the dream, baby. Living the fucking DREAM. Mazel tov! Loved every pixel of the e-book, now I might have to get the audio version since someone above mentioned “bonus chapter.” Yes please.

  76. I’m listening to the audiobook version – had to pull off the side of the road during the diaper in the swimming pool chapter. Could not stop laughing. No, seriously. I could not stop laughing.
    p.s. You’ve made me a better swearer.
    p.p.s. Thanks.

  77. Wow – well done! The taxidermists of America will be thinking Christmas has come early.

    Is it too early to start thinking about the movie adaptation?

  78. Nobody deserves it more! And, at least for me…not even a little bit of a surprise πŸ™‚

    Truly, thoroughly enjoyed the book, couldn’t put it down, read it in a day. You’re awesome!

  79. OF COURSE IT IS! It’s fucking amazeballs! You deserve it, darlin’; and the second book will be number one as well. Your fans will guarantee it. πŸ˜‰

  80. My copy gets here today…I’ve been stalking my front door all day long.

    I think you earned a much bigger mouse orchestra for this one! πŸ˜‰

  81. Our fifteenth anniversary is coming up this year. My husband says he will LET me buy towels. Hee. I still bought a chicken on a stick to put in our front yard. Just to warn him.
    Congrats the books is Fab-u-lous!!!!!!

  82. Awesome! We just bought the Nook edition yesterday, and I’ve been reading it to my wife – when I’m able to speak, that is – there are parts that I’ve been laughing too hard to read out loud. πŸ™‚

    We’re only about halfway through so far. Best book I’ve read in a while – well done, and well deserved!

  83. My copy just arrived today in the mail (the pre-order shipping was a bit slow). I already slapped my signed bookplate inside of the book and love it so far! <3 Thanks for what will be a great read.

  84. Congrats! That is so amazing and well deserved. I finished your book this week, and I loved every page. Keep on posting and writing.

  85. Well duh, woman! Give love to receive love, and you give a helluva a lot of love to your followers!! We are thrilled and #furiouslyhappy for you!!!! πŸ™‚

  86. Time to celebrate! And by celebrate, obviously I mean go out and buy a taxidermied beaver. You can call him Beaver Cleaver.

  87. I can’t even express how happy I am for you! Congratulations, you deserve it!

  88. Major,well-deserved congrats w/ a side order of whatever taxidermied item your heart desires! (wow that sounded way more epic on my head)

  89. Mine just came in the mail, Jenny! Congratulations! I have had three friends (all unrelated contextually) talk about this book and how excited they were! I cannot WAIT to start reading this!

  90. YAY! I knew you could do it. I made my family buy at least two copies. So does that make me a best selling author by proxy? I think so. You’re welcome.

  91. Well deserved! I just finished the book and I have to say I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in years! (Which is kind of sad, if you think about it – so I won’t!)

    Congratulations! And even though I don’t know you personally, I’m still so very happy for you. You seem nice, and like we could be good friends.

    Does that sound weird? Because I think it might sound weird.

  92. That is WONDERFUL!!! And so well deserved!!! Your sense of humor and timing is incredible, your stories are fabulous, and you have MAD SKILLS with putting it all on paper/on screen!

    I’m so glad that you are being recognized for your hard work and for your contributions to workplace reprimands, subway, bus and airplane stares, tardiness and hooky-ism everywhere, peed pants, marital squabbles over bedquakes, and injuries sustained while laughing by hundreds of thousands of loyal fans and new readers!! Kudos and many congratulations!!!

  93. Congratulations….the women of Texas will one day rule the world… but we knew that already didn’t we???

  94. Not even surprised. In the slightest.

    A woman on twitter bought your book and they sent her the audio version instead. She wanted the book so she’s sending me the audio version and buying another book.

    OBVIOUSLY she’s a giant fan of yours who is luckily a fan of mine.

  95. congratulations!! that is amazing. i wouldn’t know what to do with myself besides cry if that happened. enjoy it!!

  96. Wow! Well done πŸ˜€

    Really looking forward to it coming out in the UK.

  97. WHOOT! And I havn’t even bought mine yet!!! Way to go baby! You deserve it!

  98. I was listening to the audio-book when I found this! Congratulations!!!!
    Nathan Fillion HAS TO pose with twine now!
    Canada is still waiting to meet you!!!

  99. You completely deserve this. I just finished your book today and it was HYSTERICAL. I seriously snorted through the whole book, causing my husband to shoot me dirty looks. Yours is a rare (and fun) talent.

  100. Congratulations Jenny!!! You deserve every bit of this rainbows and lollipops kind of good news. I’m doing the happy dance over here for you. Keep this shit up!

  101. Jenny, you have NO IDEA how amazing and inspirational you are. It was because of YOUR writing of your struggle with depression and anxiety I finally got the courage to get treatment for my own depression/anxiety issues. I have been getting counseling and medication now for about 3 months, and it has made all the difference in the world.

    You are an absolutely incredible — like Mother Teresa, only better.

    PS My husband says to tell Victor, “I feel your pain dude.”

    PPS I know you will back me on this, if I say a man who truly loves his family will buy grenade launchers to protect from the zombie apocolypse, right? I mean the CDC has a page on it. This shit is real, people!

    PPPS Oh yeah your book was totally awesome and I have Facebooked it, Pinned it, and shoved it in all my friends faces telling them they must read it. Now.

  102. That is so awesome! Congratulations!!!!
    Have you gone hoarse from screaming, and are just making raspy noises now? πŸ™‚

  103. I can’t afford to buy a copy right this second, but I am in the library queue to get it, and there are FIVE people left ahead of me. I have never checked the status of my library account so damn often.

  104. I am reading it now and laughing out loud! It’s great! Congratulations!!

  105. your book is awesome! a friend just told me about you and i read the book in 2 days. i love love love you!

  106. You act surprised!

    While I’m a fast reader, I do usually try to savor new books over a few day time span.

    Not yours! I flew through it (reading aloud to a friend while we were on a road trip, mind you) over the weekend and you literally had us laughing our asses off. We had to pull over at one point because we couldn’t see through the tears. Just when I’d start thinking “Okay, this is exaggerated,” you’d share a picture and I’d lose my shit again.


    Absolutely the best book I’ve read yet this year.

    Congratulations on a spot on that list that’s well-deserved, Jenny!

  107. You act surprised!

    While I’m a fast reader, I do usually try to savor new books over a few day time span.

    Not yours! I flew through it (reading aloud to a friend while we were on a road trip, mind you) over the weekend and you literally had us laughing our asses off. We had to pull over at one point because we couldn’t see through the tears. Just when I’d start thinking β€œOkay, this is exaggerated,” you’d share a picture and I’d lose my shit again.


    Absolutely the best book I’ve read yet this year.

    Congratulations on a spot on that list that’s well-deserved, Jenny!

  108. Congrats! That’s so great. I’m listening to it right now on audio (just started this morning), and haven’t done anything but pin things on Pinterest, and clean out my email and computer files, just so I could have an excuse to sit at the computer and listen. I’m laughing non-stop!!

  109. So happy for you, but I’m not surprised in the least. I tried to make your book last, but I read it much to quickly and was sad when it was over. So I read it again. Then I bought a copy to give to my Mom for Mother’s Day because I love her that much. Way to Go Jenny!

  110. No Surprise! I was so excited when my book arrived in the mail earlier this week.

    By the way, you are also #1 and #4 (digital and print) on the Amazon best selling list for humor.

  111. Eeeee!!!! Way to go, Jenny! (And also, just got through the Jenkins chapter on the train on the way home and everyone in that car thinks I’m crazy because I couldn’t stop laughing. Now I have to change train cars.)

  112. Congratulations, and you more than deserve it! Enjoy time at the top, and don’t forget about us all down here, bowing down to you.

  113. I started listening to the audio book today, and I was laughing out loud all day long. It is the fnniest book I have ever read. Thank you for writing it. It is great!!! Everyone needs to read this book, and I love all the sound effects in the audio book, but I may also buy the paper back just to see the photos! πŸ™‚

  114. I’m not surprised but I’m happy. Good thing I can’t find my phone or I’d be up reading until the wee hours.

  115. CONGRATULATIONS!! Now you have documentable proof of how truly amazing and gifted you are! Thank you for all the laughs online as well as the ones I enjoyed in your book!! πŸ™‚

    And that is EXACTLY what I wish I would have said to you when I met you at the book reading/signing in San Francisco instead of the crazy babble about how your book was a parenting tool because when my son thought I was crazy or weird I could hand it to him so he could see that I wasn’t. WHICH CAME OUT COMPLETELY WRONG. What I meant was he could read some of the crazy situations that you had been through and realize that what he has had to deal with is pretty tame. Sorry that came out weird. I babble when I’m nervous….which I’m sure you understand. πŸ˜‰

  116. I am so excited and happy for you! You so deserve this! Congratulations!!!

  117. AWESOME!!! Congratulations, Jenny. This is so deserved, the book was great!

  118. I am so happy for you!! Your book is by far one of my absolute favorite! I laughed so hard I cried!! PLEASE, PLEASE WRITE BOOK 2!!!!

  119. What a second, that list is from May 6th, 2012, that’s the future! So that may not happen. Because if there’s one thing that watching Doctor Who has taught me is that the future is unwritten. It also answers some questions. Mainly does Jenny Lawson have a time machine? Answer: Yes.

  120. Congratulations! You so deserve it! Thank you for making us laugh, cry and open our wallets to those in need!

    So are you going to build out a fantastic spacious closet to hide in when you have a lapse in judgement and forget how fucking awesome you are! You should hang a picture of that to put in the closet. It would be like we were all hugging you without all the awkward.

  121. This makes me want to cry FOR you, in happiness because you SO DESERVE THIS. So proud & excited for you!!

  122. YEA! Just finished the book & am sending it to my daughter. Don’t know if I should laugh, cry or just hug you! Fantastic journey!

  123. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those posts that crashes your blog again. Congratulations! Well deserved, I’m sure. Can’t say I’m not jealous.

  124. I was hoping you’d make the top 10 list and there you go, blowing my expectations all to hell. Seriously, wtf? And now you know that your obit will start with, “New York Times Bestseller Jenny Larson died…”

  125. Woo Hoo!!! I hope you celebrate by buying something furry and Victor doesn’t complain. Well wait no he needs to say something because otherwise it won’t be funny!! Congrats! You deserve it! Maybe now you can extend your tour?

  126. just be happy that we are all not so contrary that we refuse to read your book because it’s #1… it does make me happy to be reading about drugs and taxidermy in the room with all the uptight moms at state testing for my kid… πŸ™‚

  127. WOOT! Way to go!
    I bought a digital edition of your book…. then I needed a place to put my signed book plate, so I bought a print version, too! First time I’ve ever bought 2 copies of the same book… worth every penny!

  128. Congrats! You so deserve it! I am almost done with your book and it has kept me laughing the whole way through!

  129. FURIOUSLY happy!

    Also, gloating just a tiny bit, because now I can tell people that a NYT Bestselling Author follows me on Twitter.

    Will have to purchase the audio version, now, though, as promises of bonus chapters and outtakes make me itchy!

  130. Wow we finally found a way to make you speechless ;-). My book arrives from the US in about a week, can’t wait. See you in London once we get the word to Europe. You deserve it all, and Victor, I predict a stuffed hippo in your future.

    Smile, enjoy the ride, and own it girl.

    Love from England x

  131. You’re completely deserving of this. Don’t ever sell yourself short.

    I didn’t just snort a few times while finishing the book on a flight today (confusing the people around me, i’m sure), but actually teared up at the larger message. Thank you for putting the idea of “normal” in perspective for so many of us who thought we weren’t doing it right.

  132. Well, duh! I’ll be buying one for all my girlfriends if they don’t already have it. Love, Love, Love! You are brilliant and bring so much encouragement and joy to mine and so many other’s lives. Thanks! Power on sistah!

  133. Jenny . . . I’m reading your book but it’s going to take me a while to finish. I have to schedule times where I’m able to sit on the toilet and read so I don’t pee my britches AGAIN. Love it, love it! I’ve had breadcrumbs between my toes, too . . . you are not alone.

  134. Congratulations!!! You win at book writing! I’m reading the book right now, and it’s amazing and hilarious. You totally deserve this!

  135. Yay! I have it on my Kindle. Loved it so much I bought a hard copy too. It has earned a special spot on the shelf I used to reserve for only Tim Dorsey books. Congratulations!!!

  136. Congrats! Reading your book is the highlight of my day right now so I am savoring it. Truly deserved. So so happy for you!

  137. Congratulations! We knew you would get here! My husband and I are both having a great time reading your book.

  138. I got the book today, thankyouAmazon. I’m hoping it takes the sting out of my daily commute to Brooklyn via mass transit. That may be setting the bar a little high though….part of my day is spent admiring the “Brooklyn Wishing Well,” where the filthy subway tracks are partially flooded and someone dropped a dime. Ah, it gives the resident rat a place to get a drink….

  139. I was just waiting to see this. Numbers one an. d two are that order on my reading list

  140. Very Awesome! Congrats. Your book is so good that even my husband is reading it…and he doesn’t read anything (except Harry Potter and William Gibson)

  141. WOOT!! Awesome Job and well deserved. I have my digital copy.. gonna read it again.. just ’cause I can.

  142. Happy for you. I guess you didn’t think it would have but I knew it was going to happen. You’re awesome of course it was going to happen! Congrats!!

  143. So excited for you! Your book – which I would’ve read in one instead of two sittings if I didn’t have a stupid job to go to – is fantastic. And it makes me happy and sometimes sad and sometimes disturbingly nauseous from laughing so hard in a really serious this-makes-me-feel-so-connected-to-others-in-the-universe kind of way.

  144. Because you’re brilliant & it’s well deserved, luv. In the end, it wasn’t luck that paid off. It was just plain old hard-work. Congratulations, Ms. Bloggess.

  145. P.S. Looks like the taxidermied cat is out of the bag, in terms of your wonderfulness. Hope this is just the latest of many, many triumphs!

  146. Fuck yeah! Those are the right words! I finished it this morning and NYT has it right!!

  147. Not to detract from your victory, but NO ONE reads nonfiction not written by awesome people like you. So that limits the list to about three books excluding yours. But you beat them! Good job!

  148. Finished reading it today and am not one bit surprised to know that others are loving it as well. It is a fantastic book! Congratulations.

  149. Not surprised in the least- BUT FURIOUSLY EXCITED JUST THE SAME!!!!! Congrats! Here’s to being wrong in all the right ways!

  150. *does the happy dance* YAY! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to get my copy in the mail (live in Australia)

  151. This is soooo amazing and truly deserved. I literally laugh out loud at almost of your posts. I just smiled for this one.

  152. Congratulations!! Not gonna lie, I also splurged and got the audiobook when I realized you narrate it yourself – brilliant ploy that has also resulted in multiple copies of David Sedaris books floating around my house & on my ipod. Thanks for making me giggle like a fucking loon when I should be working, it get’s me through.

  153. I leave for Europe tomorrow and I haven’t even allowed myself to take your book out of the packaging it came in, or my complete and utter lack of willpower means that fucker will be read before they call “boarding row 32”. However, I DID finally receive the bookplate yesterday. And I’ve decided this means you and I are best friends. Thanks so much for your gift, bestie! You always get me!

  154. YES!!!!!! Soooo celebrating the moment with you! : ) Doing a little dance, Juanita style. Thanks for all the late night laughs (book) and all the midday laughs (blog) and all the laughs in between (chatting with my girlfriends about your new posts). BUT, sad news: I didn’t win the lottery, so my girlfriend Jen & I cannot rent a private jet to stalk you on your book tour and pretend to take not such good care of your cat to justify our unexplained repeat appearances in every city. PLEASE COME TO WASHINGTON DC OR MIAMI!!!!!!

  155. Said it before, and I’ll say it again. Good things *do* happen to good people. Good for you, Jenny (and good for us).

  156. Congratulations!! Loved reading the book (I could not put it down and really really annoyed my significant other staying up all night reading it with a booklight and cracking up) and, I have purchased a few to give as gifts!!

  157. Not surprised – not at all. I put my signed bookplate under the clear iSkin on my iPad so Ican show it off to all my friends. I think you definitely deserve something ethically taxedermied and a couple of wine slushies. CELEBRATE good times, c’mon!!!

  158. I just bought the book (up to the arm condom incident, I live on a farm, I totally understand everything) You are awesome, you totally deserve this, and I understand you a little more.

  159. Tearing up for you – so cool! (am also pms-ing and coming off citalopram but mostly just extremely happy fr you)

  160. I think this is the first NYT Bestseller that I’ve ever owned AND I am not even the least little bit miffed that I have to buy a copy (second copy) at the bookstore for tomorrow night’s signing. ( in 23 hours, 58 minutes and 39 seconds… if I were counting)

    So very, very happy for you! You ABSOLUTELY deserve this (and all the good things I know that life holds for you)!

  161. Couldn’t happen to anyone more deserving. Your book is absolutely terrific!

  162. Gratz lady!

    I don’t suppose I counted in that, well, count, since I bought the audiobook. It was a huge bonus and a pleasure to hear you, Jenny, reading your book. I work in a lab and there were a couple of Chinese chemsists in there with me, looking puzzled at me as I laughed to myself muttering things like “Ha ha, Franken-gina, oh my god that’s RICH!”

    Put that in your translator, Chinese dudes!

  163. I just finished your book this morning! Laughed my ass off. Congrats on being all famous-er and stuff. (Although, honestly, I pretty much think you were in as soon as you were BFFs with Neil Gaiman and Wil Wheaton.)

  164. Oh Jenny! I am knockered in the knickers for ya! That is just swell. Swell, I tell ya! Congratulations!!!!!

  165. Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!!

    I knew it! I knew it would happen. I’m so happy for you. You are now allowed to gloat.

  166. I believe it. I wrote about reading your book today. You wrote an awesome funny book and those who read it want everyone else to read it too.

    Congratulations for the accolades and NYTBR ranking!


  167. Well duh, of COURSE you’re a huge success—you ARE all-that-and-a-bag-of chips!! I couldn’t be happier for you if I tried!!! ENJOY the love every single one of us feel for you!


  168. Oh CONGRATULATIONS! That is so wonderful. I am listening to your book during my drive to work and just love it. I’m to the part where you and Victor are about to marry. So sweet…. I love romantic nightmare comedy. Nightmare in a good way though.

  169. I think the words you are looking for are ” I’m a total bad-ass!” I am entirely happy for you- you totally deserve this awesomness-ess!

  170. What an amazing accomplishment, I don’t have anything eloquent or clever to say, just that I’m so happy for you and this is so well-deserved. Halfway through it, and know I’ll come back to it again and again. Congratulations! Yippee!!!

  171. WOOHOO!!!!! I’m so happy for you! You completely deserve it. Your book is AWESOME. I tried desperatley to make it last, but I couldn’t put it down. I have loaned it to my sister and my niece to read. I so totally <3 you.

  172. I’m so happy that I jumped on the “#1 best seller bandwagon” before the bandwagon was formed, since I had the Kindle version pre ordered since Christmas. You deserve a new taxidermy animal for this!

  173. I would seriously not be able to scream because I would have fainted. No one is as deserving πŸ™‚

  174. YAY!!!! Congrats!!!

    Does this mean that all of us that bought the book before you were a New York Times Bestselling Author get to be hipsters about your book?
    “Yeah, I liked her even before she went mainstream”

  175. NIIIIIICE! Congrats!!!! I know you must be so excited! I am tickled for you! And proud! And happy! We *heart* us some Bloggess at my house! Knock knock, mother fucker…You made it!!!!!

  176. What you need now is a large poster with that screen shot and the caption “How’s THIS for ‘relevancy’, motherfucker?”


  177. Holy shit snacks! You have to go on Colbert now. Or Wil Wheaton can go and pretend to be you.

  178. Yes, yes, congratulations and all that, but how is it that you have a copy of the May 6 NYT Book Review? It’s still April 25 where I live. You must be even more awesome than we realized!

  179. Ok skeptics who are questioning the date … go to the NYT Bestseller website and read their procedure notes at the bottom of the list. Yes, it hasn’t come out yet in print and on the web, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. The lists are posted quite a while after the week of actually tallying. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Just be happy for her and quit questioning her! I would imagine if you are going to be at the top of the chart someone somewhere contacts you (or rather your people) to let you know it is happening.

  180. Congratulations! I’m loving the book like mad. I’m excited to finish it so I can read it again. This time out loud, to my husband.

  181. Congratulations, Jenny. I came to your website just recently, and I love it, and LOVED the book. I use the past tense because I read it in one day. It is most excellent. I am so happy for you, you totally deserve this.

  182. That is so freaking cool. I haven’t finished the book yet but I love it so far. Really happy for you!

  183. Long-time reader, first time poster…as someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression, let me just say THANK YOU for the thousands of laugh-cries as I’ve read (and re-read) your blog, and now your book. I literally savored every chapter of that book and had a serious withdrawal when I finished it. On behalf of the group of women with whom I regularly chat about your blog, THANK YOU for putting yourself out there for the world to enjoy. Thank you, Jenny Lawson!

  184. I just finished reading your book. People were looking at me strange, because I was LOL’ing so much!

  185. Wow, Jenny. Well played, girlfriend! Can’t think of anyone who deserves it more.

  186. You completely deserve it! The book is incredible. I tried to make it last (because I didn’t want it to end), but still managed to finish it in just a few days.

  187. Well duh!!!!

    You deserve it, it’s a ridiculously funny book about a wonderfully funny lady!!

  188. Well deserved. I’m halfway through the book and I am causing the other parents at my kid’s LAX practices to think I have some sort of voice tic, as I burst out intermittent snorts, guffaws, and out and out belly laughs while reading on the side of the field. The coaches have asked me to read in my car from now on.

  189. Yay! Congratulations! You are amazing and totally deserve this! Your book is wonderfully hilarious and it was truly an honor to meet you, Juanita and Copernicus at your book signing in San Antonio!

  190. I’m so happy! I found this blog last week, and bought the book on Monday. I loved it and I think you’re amazing! I’m buying another two copies for my friends when I get my paycheck this weekend.

    I bought the ebook because I love reading books surreptitiously on my phone, but I couldn’t because I kept on laughing out loud.

    It’s an amazing book and a laugh out loud one and thank you so much for writing it and being you. Because you rock.

  191. Of course you don’t have the words. You used them up IN YOUR BESTSELLING BOOK. Now you have to leave tiny bottles of tequila under your pillow at night for the Word Fairy. She’ll replace them with words in your head the next morning.

    Of course, if you try to help her by drinking the tiny tequila bottles in the middle of the night you might not like the words you end up with.

  192. Ohmygod, also I just had the most amazing idea! We should get you onto The Daily Show! You should go and talk about your book.


    … don’t let it go to your head, as my advisor would say πŸ™‚

    < all words I think are applicable in this occasion

  194. 1.) You are a PR genius.
    2.) Your minions are awesome.
    3.I’m am proud to count myself among them.
    4.) Congrats! I was anxiously waiting to see where your book would debut.
    5.) I had no doubt. Really.

  195. Your book is very good so far! But it makes me say the inappropriate things that are in my head to my girlfriends and then we laugh until it hurts. I think people think we’re drunk or insane.

  196. You deserve it because you’re awesome and you wrote a great book! YAY, JENNY!

  197. Why are you surprised? The mighty army of Fans of the Bloggess are not to be trifled with. If WE say the Bloggess is tops, then she is. End of story!

  198. So deserved! Just so you know, I bought it on the first day and told the cashier that he should put them out in a more prominent place because it was fucking hysterical. Maybe I left out the fucking part, but still. Then, today, I carried it to my son’s taekwondo class to start it. I looked like a lunatic in convulsions trying to suppress my laughter. Then I got to page 28 and fell over.

    They really wanted to call an ambulance.

    Congrats, Jenny. I’m so fucking proud to call you a friend! Well, I’m the disturbed friend that put a headless barbie in your cleavage 4 years ago, but that totally counts, right?

  199. So excited for you! Your book is AMAZING – has me laughing with almost every page. Aaaand – my husband is from Slovakia, and the way you described your grandparents had me in stitches. You.Are.Fantastic.

  200. I’m commenting because I want to partake of your joy and reflect it back to you xo Congratulations!!

  201. So exciting! I finished reading your book on Monday and promptly loaned it to a friend. LOVED IT! I’ll be starting the audio book tomorrow. Congrats, Lady!

  202. What level of Unicorn Success Club is THAT??? WAY beyond Double, that’s for sure! Congratulations!!!!!!!!! You DESERVE it! Enjoy every minute.

  203. Thank you for proving that depression is a liar. You give me strength. Congrats girl!

  204. You deserve every bit of it! You earned every bit of it!

    I was on the way to see you tonight when I got sidetracked by 5 in-laws arriving. I wish I was there to share your moment. Maybe we’ll have another romantic,-infested cruise someday. Cylon

  205. Congrats! Now I’m even MORE upset that I haven’t read it yet. My husband works for a library wholesaler and he was SUPPOSED to get me the book on the DAY it came out, but here I am 8 days later with no book. I’m hoping he got it for me as an anniversary gift for our 1st anniversary on Friday (the paper anniversary after all), and I swear, if he didn’t, he’s getting a giant metal chicken at our front door. Which will be incredibly awkward, since we live in an apartment building, so it will likely block the stairs and he will not be able to get inside. Which is what he deserves if he didn’t buy me this book. Angry neighbours and a giant metal chicken.
    Congrats again πŸ™‚

  206. I read the book. I laughed, I cried, I read excerpts to my husband and friends. I became a Bloggess follower. My life is changed, Mother Fucker!

    Oh, and Southern women could rule the world with a Martini glass in one hand.

  207. That’s awesome news… I’m reading it at the moment and I have to limit myself to about 10 mins at a time… for several reasons.

    1: I’m laughing so much my sides hurt
    2: If I’m out and about, people are staring at me strangely
    3: I want to make the book last as long as I possibly can.

    Whens the sequel due? πŸ™‚

  208. It’s as if the voices of millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror that Rachel Maddow would beat you, and were suddenly silenced.

  209. @ Natalie, comment #433: That’s freakin’ hilarious, I just snorted coffee out of my nose

  210. SQUEEEE!!! I totally just did a happy dance for you!! Then I showed this post everyone in my house and said “Look how freakin’ AWESOME Jenny is!!!!!” for the record: they were all impressed!!!

    I am almost finished reading it and I’m sad………don’t want it to come to send yet =

  211. I am in love with your book! I should get a book sales fee lol – I’ve told everyone I know and even bought a few copies for friends. Laughing hysterically on the train, on my lunch break and before I go to bed. Everyone thinks I’m insane now

  212. I’m a total lurker but read your blog everyday and could not be more excited for a blogger to have such success!! You deserve every bit of this and so much more! Obviously all of America was wanting some honest humor from a zombie, taxidermy, and metal chicken lover. Don’t be surprised when Stephen Spielberg is knocking on your door…

  213. So my week has sucked – my one year old broke his arm and I got some nasty test results and the doctors are making me do this whole biopsy thing tomorrow….I thought my husband was going to explode from the stress of final exams, working a full time job, having a baby with a broken arm and a wife who apparently is grows suspicious cells – but last night he went out and bought me your book and we curled up in bed and laughed until our bellies hurt. And today at work when I wanted to cry – I just flipped through the titles of your chapters and it made me smirk. I’m bringing your book to my biopsy tomorrow. Thank you for the comic relief. P.S. – In my head, we are friends.

  214. Absolutely the coolest thing I’ve seen lately! Love the book so far but I keep laughing out loud and waking my husband up.

  215. I literally read mine in one day, and it’s proudly sitting on my living room table right now. I can’t bring myself to put it away because everyone here needs to read it. lol Congratulations.

  216. I’m really loving the book and sad I’m not in Austin anymore and couldn’t be there for the book tour. I’d have suggested my mother-in-law go see you on my behalf, but she’s really probably more concerned with protecting her sofa cushions for my next visit. She’s never gotten over how, on one visit, my dogs killed an armadillo in her yard and drooled its guts on her nice floors. I now know that your understand how that sort of thing goes. . .

  217. Ok so my last comment was really all about me and YOU just hit number one on the New York Best Seller list so I should add…..you are freaking amazing and your book is made of awesome. Congratulations!

  218. I never comment, but I just had to say: it has really been a joy witnessing all the great things that have happened for you in connection with this book. I am truly happy for you.

    I know that I don’t know you, but I also have to say: I’m not sure all of this could have happened to a nicer person. Seriously, I know you have things you struggle with, but there really are few people out there who are so willing and intent on spreading joy and hope whenever possible. Congratulations on the book, everything connected with it, and for just being a truly awesome woman.

  219. That’s wicked awesome, and I’ll have you know I bring your book around everywhere and laugh so hard I cry and then I have to find tissues, or napkins, or something, and people keep looking at me weird until a colleague busted out with a Beyonce keychain and now we’re instant friends because we both love your blog (and work–bc I love your book too)

  220. Yay congrats! I almost never buy books, so if the library doesn’t have it I don’t read it. But when our library didn’t have your book I suggested it and the bought a couple copies. And when they arrive, I get to read it first!

  221. Congratulations!!! :-)…. I’m in India – I was wondering what that faint screeching sound was… now I know!

  222. I bought TWO copies! (I’m sure that was what put you over the top…either that or the tens of thousands of people who already know you are AMAZING and the millions who are just discovering it…could be that too).

  223. Congratulations! πŸ™‚ I got my copy this morning and I can’t wait to read it! πŸ˜€

  224. You my dear will now be, among other things, always referred to as Jenny Lawson, NY Best selleing author! That’s awesome sauce.

  225. Congrats! I love your book! I am going to suggest my book club reads it.
    Your book needs to be shared! Plus you will sell more books. πŸ™‚
    I already bought the hardcover and the ebook!

  226. Was at your book signing tonight in Austin. Thank you so much for stepping out of your comfort zone and sharing yourself with us! Truly enjoyed it and loved be part of the your first of many #1 days!

  227. Yay for you! Totally deserved. When my Kindle said I was 90% through the book, I started reading r…e…a..l.. slow because I don’t want it to end! Your life experiences are hilariously disturbing and/or disturbingly hilarious. I’m impressed with the level of sanity you have held onto. Allegedly.

  228. AWESOME. But then, of course you rock. I actually had to put the book down because I was laughing so hard trying to read it aloud to my friends.

  229. Oh yeah, you DO have the words >>> the book sales prove it….. So happy!!! Furiously happy, even!

  230. Way to GO!! Must buy it..

    Read a review of your book in Oprah magazine the other time. You have hit the BIG TIMES gurl!

  231. Yay, YOU!!! *screaming right along with you*
    Amazon delivered mine but my hubster snatched it quick and I guess he gets to read it first… he better read fast!