A small thanks

A week from now I’ll be flying to Toronto to begin the last leg of my book tour.  (Click here for dates.)  Somehow it’s still on the bestseller list and I owe that completely to you.  And that’s why I’m doing a giveaway today.  Leave a comment and I’ll choose a few of you to win either an autographed copy of the American version, the British Version, or the audio CD (whichever you choose.)

Also, if you really want a signed and personalized copy of the book for you (or for a gift) but you can’t make it to any of the tour stops you can contact Changing Hands (480.730.0205) to buy a book and I’ll sign one for you when I’m in Arizona.  They ship all over the world.

Thanks again for all your amazing support.  I literally couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you.

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  1. Your book is easily the funniest think I have ever listened to (we have the audio book). I love it and my wife and I look forward to meeting you in Denver!

  2. Oooooh, I have the American version on my Kindle, but I’d love a British version so I could giggle about the “colours” etc. 🙂 Unicorn Success Club!

  3. And when prey tell are you coming to the UK I know a little taxidermy shop you and Victor could visit (only kidding Victor calm down) LoL

    Have a great time in Canada

  4. Please send me one. I’m a southern gal who recently moved to Canada, and would love a bit of “home” to giggle about.

  5. I check your blog everyday when I need a little life. You never fail to make me laugh and feel less alone in the world. Keep it kooky!
    ~Erin

  6. I borrowed your book from a friend and read it in one sitting – you are amazing, both as a person and an author.

  7. Winning something from you would make any of the stupid things I have on my bucket list seem boring and trivial in comparison

  8. I look forward to your posts every day. I can’t wait to get my hands on your book! I swear I share your blog with at least one person everyday! Thanks for keeping it real 🙂

  9. I loved your book and loaned it to a friend!
    She read it in one night and was laughing so hard
    She was crying!!!

  10. You’re wonderful.

    I would have missed this if I wasn’t on vacation watching the Olympics and playing on the twitter. It’s fate, I assume.

  11. I love your blog. Your blog is the only one I have ever followed and it never fails to make me laugh out loud. Really enjoy your sense of humor and your candor!

  12. It’s still on the NY Times list because it’s so damn awesome. I’m in the UK and would absolutely love an audio book.

  13. Funniest book I’ve read all summer! Congratulations. Enjoy all of your success!

  14. I would very much love a hard copy with a signature, as I won’t be able to make it to Toronto after all (I really should have moved closer to Toronto for all the cool stuff it gets. sigh.)

  15. Wish I could see you in Toronto, loved the book, love your blog! Enjoy TO. Would love the cd lol!

  16. I would love an audio CD, because when I try to read out loud from my hardcover, I’m laughing too hard for my husband to understand me.

  17. A friend of mine, non-blog reader, told me she picked it up and, “didn’t get it.” I told her it is imperative that she go to the blog archives, read them all and then try again. I expect that she will want a signed book in a few days (or weeks, depending on how much else she has going on).

  18. You’re welcome! I hope you’ve had half as much fun as we have. Thank you for all your amazing sharing.

  19. Good luck, and have fun and maybe you will find some good toys while in your travels.

  20. Oh man, I’d LOVE to get a signed copy for my best friend’s birthday. I’ll have to call 🙂

  21. What a glorious thing it would be, since I missed you when you came to Austin 😀

  22. My first experience with your blog was when a friend read it at work and was laughing so hard she couldn’t speak. It was the day beyonce came to visit Victor. Been hooked ever since! The book was awesome!! Keep it up!

  23. I wish I could go, but have fun! I’ve turned 3 people last week into bloggess fans. I’m off to convert some more!

  24. Would love to come and stalk you in Canada but I don’t think they could handle the both of us in the Country at the same time. Are you going to pick up a Canadian accent while you’re there, eh?

    As I already have hardcover and audiobook, I’d love the UK version – I’m jealous of their font… 🙂

  25. Seriously, I am going to come see you in Toronto. well, maybe, if I can get the courage to take public transit down town and brave the mass of people that are going to be there. Maybe I will bring my cat.

  26. You’re awesome. Thanks for helping me out with the book club questions. it was a hit!

  27. THANK YOU for writing a hilarious book that I tell everyone I know that they should read!
    I would love the audio CD.

  28. Wish I could make it to Toronto that day for the tour!!! You are hilarious, and I would love a copy of the book!!

  29. you seriously need to do a book tour in Australia.

    we’re so hill-billy=fucked up we need some enlightenment (myself excluded of course)

    we can find allllll sorts of stuff here to keep you worried 😛

    nikki

  30. My daughter made a sand drawing in honor of you on our recent trip to the beach. It said “STABBY FEELING” and had a big giant knife. I will post the photo on the Facebook page. She is 8, but sneaked the book into the bathroom and read the Post-It Note Chapter. I thought her drawing was both creative and deeply disturbing.

  31. You beat me on the Pony Advertising front – but you can make it up to me with a signed book 🙂 Yours in guerilla (or equine) marketing…Emily

  32. i live in israel, already have the audio, know it by heart. would love to have the written version for the pictures 🙂 have a great book tour.

  33. I just have to say that you are awesome. I dont know how but you always seem to know when I am having a rough day and you post something that makes me laugh and pulls me out of my funk. Thank you for all of the laughter you have brought into my life since I found your blog last year.

  34. You are awesome. I only read four blogs ( I work three jobs and have no time for frivolity), and the #1 choice I make if I have an extra busy day is YOUR blog. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us, it means a lot to me for sure.

    Alicia

  35. My lovely partner got your book for my birthday, but I think hearing you read it would be even more special. Hoping to see you in Seattle!

  36. I missed your Los Angeles stop because it was right before our wedding and I’d love an autographed copy of the American version!

  37. Your book is made of awesome with sprinkles of awesomeness on top. And whipped cream. And cherry.
    If I get one signed, I’ll donate mine slightly (ok, not so slightly, but clean) used copy to local library for others to enjoy.

  38. I think you should come to England for a signing. We welcome eccentricity (I think you guys call it “craziness”) in all its forms! 🙂

  39. You are the reason that British guy (I think it was Sir Mix-a-Lot) invented the internet. It’s a fact.

  40. So wish I had been able to make it to one of your signings! Maybe next book you’ll come closer to where I live!! Would love an autographed copy of it!

  41. Good luck in Canada! And too bad you can’t make it a little further east to Montreal. 🙁

  42. I LOVE your blog and even make my husband read it from time to time…especially concerning taxidermy and Nater Tater. He laughs on the inside, which manifests as shaking his head on the outside, while I am laughing so hard, I’m rolling on the floor crying. Big difference between me and him, I guess. Anyway, the book would be great because I have a feeling that he would end up reading it if I wasn’t there to show him…

  43. I am so looking forward to experiencing your awesomeness all in one package. Although, I may not be able to handle it!

  44. If I don’t win I’ll still buy a copy, but I figured this was worth a try, since winning a free book will free up the money I need to buy the bacon-flavored lip balm I have my eye on.
    – Gina from the other end of Canada than the one you’re going to

  45. When I read your blog, I am not allowed to drink any liquids, and to pee before, because I will either end up spitting all over my computer, or peeing my pants from laughter.
    So thank you for that, you’re fantastic… and I have gotten all of my blogger friends addicted to your site!

  46. awwww, bless!

    safe travels and have a great last leg (i’ll take “Last words spoken to Henry VIII for $600 please, Alec…”

  47. Honestly, thank you for writing it. It seriously has gotten me through the last few months. Every time I’m starting to feel sad, I just pick it up and re-read a little bit.
    You’re an amazing person, and we love you for absolutely everything you’ve done for us 🙂
    Hope you get to come to Pittsburgh one day so some fellow Lawsbians and I can meet you!! <3

  48. I am loving that this has been so successful for you! And that I have contributed to your bottom line myself! 😉 Since really at the end of the day it is all about me and my way of helping! 😉
    Enjoy Canada ‘eh!

  49. I live in Idaho and your tour won’t stop here–which is a shame because we have the world’s biggest potato chip. I have te kindle version of the book, but would love a hrad copy.

  50. I read your entire book in a day, and got strange looks when I laughed out loud at my kindle when I was walking the dog. I told the people giving me the looks that the dog is funnier than you’d think. Any way, you’re book is awesome. I thought you should know that.

  51. I already have the Kindle version and plan on buying a hard copy when you come to Minnesota- Squeeeeeeee! So excited to say thank you to you in person! Thanks for the laughs and the tears and for teaching me to be furiously happy!

  52. Love your blog, and would love an autographed copy of your book! I don’t even mind what version!

  53. Wish you were coming to Richmond, Va! Love your writing – I’ve shared Beyonce the Chicken’s adventures with everyone I know…

  54. I would love a hard copy of your book. Thanks for all you do to bring a smile to my face each day.

  55. My sister stole my copy with one of the book plates you signed. She’s not giving it back and I’m afraid that if I set her on fire it might also harm the book. It’s a quandary!

  56. I will you were signing somewhere near the Midwest! I would certainly be there! We are kindred spirits in that I am constantly asking my husband for animals that he refuses to buy me : )

  57. Oh and if you should happen to choose me i would love a good old fashioned book. As great as a Kindle is nothing beats a book.

  58. I would love a copy of your book. I’ve measured up a space on my bookcase for it. And I already have room in my purse for it.

  59. I have the kindle version of your book & I read it outloud to my husband & both of us were laughing till we cried. We both think you are fantastically hilarious! Wish I could make it to a book signing! Although…signing my Kindle could be a little awkward…

  60. Congrats on all the success! I have read the book, though if I won one I would share with friends!

  61. I just want to say that I find you hilarious. After talking on Facebook about some ridiculous things I have done to my husband a friend showed me Beyonce. I have been a loyal fan ever since. To be fair, my husband hates me now because I read most of your book to him, and victor would probably hate me if he heard my imitation of him, but I think it is all worth it. And after learning about some anxiety issues I had last year, I’m also glad I’m not the only one with weird justifications for the things I do. So to sum it up, you’re awesome.

  62. I would love a copy of the book! I bought the audiobook and my husband and I loved it!

  63. I absolutely love your book! It made me laugh out loud. I am so glad that your book is still on the bestseller list and I’m making everyone I know read it. Thanks for writing it and I’m looking forward to anything else you publish!

  64. I was so glad to see Denver made the last leg of the tour! I can’t wait to see you. You’ve helped me through the tedium and ennui of my bureaucratic job!

  65. I would love a copy! Since December I relocated from California to northern Alabama to Baton Rouge, LA, just missing you on several occasions.

  66. Soooo wanted to go to your signing when you were here in Boston. Sadly, those little humans who live in my house had events. 🙂

    I like the idea of the woman above – I’d donate mine after enjoying as well. 🙂 As long as there are no wine slushee stains on it. Which I absolutely can not promise. 🙂

  67. Since I am in the UK *and* have a kindle edition of your book this might be my only chance to lay my hands on a signed paper copy! Love the book, read it in a single snotty with tears of laughter sitting. AND I just realised that it’s down to you that I never gave Castle a chance *shakesfist at Filion and his twine allergy*

  68. Really enjoy your writing. It’s fresh, funny, and I tell others about it. Hope you have a great day!

  69. I borrowed your book from the library and already have it back on my list of requests because I want to read it again. As a fellow social phobia-depression person, I love that you are so open about your challenges so that my challenges don’t seem quite so terrible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! (and I would LOVE a copy of your book)

  70. Congrats on your success! My wife and I love your blog. Glad you made it to Canada! Come for the people, stay for the health care. I hear you get a free chunk of tar sand if you get to Alberta. In Cape Breton they just give you a closed-down coal mine or something.

  71. You deserve to be a bestseller. You have touched so many lives and have brought so many people together. Sharing your life has helped so many people. Congrats on still being there!!

  72. I couldn’t make it to the SF signing – so I would LOVE a signed book! I have loved every second of reading this book. Your time on the list is well deserved 🙂

  73. I love your book. I have told my friends about how awesomely hilarious and real you are!

  74. so stoked for your success! even more impressed that you’ve actually made it to all of your book tour engagements and haven’t found yourself stuck in a bathroom! (except of course thru that poster) You’re an awesome leader of a huge band of misfits 😀

  75. Just finished your book last night. Husband is glad I’m done, kept annoying him with my laughing while he was trying to sleep. Really funny and super entertaining book. Thanks!

  76. WOOHOO! Another chance to win the book that I really want but haven’t been able to get ahold of yet! American version if I win please 🙂

  77. Wanted so badly to see you in Annapolis. Hope you ran into some of those Seals, tho.
    Congratulations! And thank you, for so very much.

    @kneatfreak

  78. Unfortunately, none of your tour stops have come close enough for me to make it, but I’d love a signed book! Then I could send my unsigned copy that I bought when it came out to my best friend. I mean, I guess I could send *her* the signed copy, since we’re best friends and all, but…no, FTS, there’s a limit. The signed one is mine!

  79. I wish I could make it to the Toronto one, but sadly I can’t. I’d love to win a copy.

  80. Oh, a hardcopy I could send to a friend would be lovely! I’m so happy you are coming to Seattle!!!

  81. I’d love to win a hard copy, too. I’ve been dying to read it, and with my student loans I might be able to afford a copy in about 2047.

  82. My wife and I would love a copy of your book! Since I’ve been out of work, we’ve had to cut back on some stuff we want for stuff we need, but we love the site and have shared it with everyone we know.

    Thanks for helping me keep my sense of humor and my head up!

  83. I tried to make it to the San Francisco signing, but it was just too far away. I read bits of the book aloud to my boyfriend when it first came out and he still brings up his favorite parts. He had not seen me so captivated by a book in a while. You are hilarious and inspiring and wonderful. Have fun on the last leg of the tour!

  84. YAY! You deserve to have your book still at the top! It’s a fabulous book, and all the girls that I went on vacation with in May (while I was re-reading the book), went out and bought it as soon as they got back from Mexico, so they could figure out what the heck kept me roaring with laughter. Thank YOU for sharing your life with us and making this crazy anxiety-ridden, depression-prone world a little less scary. 🙂

  85. bummed i missed you in NY. would love to hear the audio version 🙂
    i hope you’ve been out of the ladies room enough to enjoy this ride!
    you deserve it

    <3

  86. I loved the book, so glad it’s still on the best seller list and I can’t wait for your next one (no pressure). I’d loooove a copy of the audio book. I’m not above bribing you with knitted wares or baked goods.

  87. Jenny your book is awesome and deserves it’s place on the bestseller list! I laughed, I cried and just generally enjoyed it as much as anything I have read in a long, long time. Your emotional honesty is truly bravery to be admired and emulated. You rock, lady!!

  88. I just finished listening to the audio version of the book and am waiting on the return of the hardback I own from a colleague who is reading it for our university book club. I’d love an additional copy to send to friends whom I keep RAVING to about how fantastic your blog/book/you-in-general are.

    You’ll do fantastic in Canada (eh). 🙂

  89. I’d love the British version, the cover is so full of whimsy! Woo! Congrats on your success, and getting to go to Canada!

  90. What’s green and has wheels? Grass. I lied about the wheels.
    (The American version, please. I’m getting threatening notices from the library to return your book that they obtained from another library, just for me. Now I’m curious, does the British version use different swear words? I dislike when I read or hear arse…especially “your fat…” directed at mine, except from Brits. We’re in America people, we have awesome cuss-words.)
    Seriously, your book was a great read. Thank you.
    ~Holly

  91. I can’t make it to any of your book signings. I has a sad.

    I would love a copy of your book. I’ve been hinting at my boyfriend to get me a copy, but he just isn’t getting it.

  92. Holy shitsnacks! I’d totally accept an autographed American version! I have the kindle version and that’s admittedly pretty hard to autograph. Though I wouldn’t put it past you to try. You are nothing if not tenacious!

  93. I loved your book so much, I put a review on iTunes for the first time! 5 stars of course. Because they didn’t have unicorns.

  94. I let my mother read my copy of your book. She texted me when she was done to say she was sad that she finished it. We both loved it so much!

  95. I would love either the American or British version. I have yet to read your book, but I’ve heard so much about it and can’t wait! Thank you for being so awesome Jenny!
    P.S. Having your autograph on my bookshelf would make me the envy of my nerd friends!!! I think I might actually sleep with it under my pillow…

  96. That would be amazing to have a signed book by you! I read my husband your blog especially the ones with Victor and you and he really likes Victor lol. He doesn’t get your since of humor or understand why I find you so hilarious! Thanks for being so awesome Jenny!

  97. You’re book was amazing. I read the entire thing in 2 days. Couldn’t put it down.

  98. You are so WELCOME for the support, because you are amazing and have created in me a love for metal chickens and obscure/outlandish taxidermy that I never knew was possible. Xoxo.

  99. I loved the audiobook so so much. I am a home visitor, and so many times I caught my clients staring at me with concerned expressions from their windows as I sat in my car staring straight ahead and laughing uncontrollably as I listened to your tales! I would love a hard copy to share with these clients 🙂

  100. I tried so hard to stage an impromptu road trip to see you read in Chicago but it fell through at the last minute. If you, I’m very jealous of the folks on the last leg. Congrats on the best seller list, you definitely deserve it!

  101. I would love to win a signed copy of your book, the UK version preferably.

    I’m building a time machine to warn Juanita of her impending noteriety and the thickness of the book is just what I need to raise the seat high enough for her to come back to the future and thank you.

    jr

  102. I wish you were coming to the otherside of Canada (British Columbia) I would so love the opportunity to meet you in person. I love you book and think you need to consider a sequel 🙂

  103. So so happy for your success! Love the book and my only complaint is it was so awesome I read it in one sitting, and I was left wanting more! 🙂

  104. Thanks to you many everyday used items (twine…kitchen utensils….) make me laugh as I go about my day! This makes you the AWESOMEST in my book!!!

  105. I gave my Mom her signed copy of your book for Mother’s Day. She did nothing but laugh til she cried the entire time and my Dad thought she had lost it. Mission: Accomplished.

  106. Just wanted to say thank you for doing what you do! I loved the book – laughed so hard coffee flew out of my nose and my husband was seriously concerned. My assistant, who shares my sense of humor, gave me a Juanita birthday card. Keep up the good work!

  107. I already own your book but live to far away from any of those places to go get it signed 🙁 Do you still have a place where we can send off for bookplates by chance?

  108. Your book was so funny I had a woman next to me on a plane ask me if I was ok, I was crying laughing and I think she thought I was in pain…thank you for some hysterical storytelling!

  109. I would love a signed copy! I have the kindle version (which I loved to carry around with me and read in public so I could laugh maniacally and creep out strangers) and I’ve gotten all of my officemates addicted to your blog and your book. We’ve all started following you on Facebook and everytime you post something there are shouts around to office to let everyone know to read it! Wish your tour was coming somewhere closer to me (the middle of Central PA where nothing exists except Penn State where I work) so I could see you!

  110. May your book continue to be better than the bible! I’d love the audio book so that I could read it while I walk, and it would cause people to stop and ask if I’m having a seizure from the laughing 🙂

  111. I’ve told everyone I can about your book b/c I love it that much. Unfortunately you didn’t make it to my part of the US on tour but that’s okay! If I don’t win the copy, I might try to purchase one!

  112. I’d love to get the audio nce I’m not allowed to read my British edition while driving…

  113. I’m pleased to report I already have a copy of your book, albeit, not a signed one. I am going to try and wrangle something so I can come see you in Toronto though and maybe you can sign that copy. That being said, I don’t want to take away the opportunity from anyone else to win the book so if you pick me just pass it along to the next person in line.

  114. i’d love a hardcopy of your book. my BiFF would be so motherfucking jealous. we’re the only ones in the Yukon who quote you.

  115. I would like to update my bathroom, but I can’t find a rust-proof metal chicken and a matching shower curtain anywhere….

  116. I posted a clever little comment and it disappeared. This was obviously deliberate and now? I feel judged. By the internet. The entire internet.

    Okay. The comment wasn’t THAT clever. But it was better than this one. (If that one reappears, this comment to be rendered void and with no cash value.)

  117. I’m so excited to see you in San Diego in a couple of weeks! I have the kindle version, but am totally going to buy a hard copy to ensure that this book is around a thousand years from now after the robots have taken over.

  118. I’m totally going to need a new copy once my friends (who I read parts to and totally acted them out) finish reading my copy. They are all getting your Fridge magnet for x-mas! And my co-workers and I are planning a security test complete with “Notes” of our condition once the 15 minutes has past. You rock so much.

  119. I would LOVE a copy of your book!!!! I missed you when you were in Dallas- stupid work made me stay late 🙁

  120. Comment comment comment free stuff yippee. I wanted to go to your book tour but you were i nSan Diego ,the closest you have come to my house butvthree hours away and I was having qdrenal insufficiency fueled depression so…I stayed at home. But if I get a giveaway from you I would find some creative way to display it…I have yet to figure out my creative ways but with hippy road kill collecting parents, me thinks my genetic predisposition to weird things are to my advantage.

  121. I saw your book in my favorite little bookstore yesterday… I took a pic of it and text Mr. Amazing and told him it was a sign that you would come here eventually… he might think im crazy

  122. I’m sadly going to miss your reading/signing in Portland since Jack White announced his tour dates first! So me and the rest of the fantastical fan girls that I was wrangling will hike up our red dresses and try and scoot on up to Seattle. Until then, and if you have free time in P-town check this place out, I think you’ll like it, like just a little bit. http://www.paxtongate.com/about.aspx. Oh, and a signed book would be pretty kick ass!

  123. I’ve been patiently waiting for my public library to get an e-book version of your tome, so I haven’t had a chance to read it yet… but I’ve heard nothing but awesomely ridiculous things about it and can’t wait to get my grubby little paws on it!

  124. Yay! The chance to win your book directly from you! How very wonderful. I wish I could get the 4 hours to Toronto to see you!!

  125. Wasn’t able to travel the day you were in Florida for a signing, so I’m happy to enter into the drawing. Loved the book and have done my level best to spread the love. 🙂

  126. Oooh, I’d love an American version! I’m trying to be good and wait til I can buy the real book rather than the ebooks I’ve taken to lately… I want this one displayed on my bookshelf!!

    You crack me up and I get so much joy out of following you, Wil Wheaton, and Paul and Storm on twitter. The combination is a constant source of hilarity that I don’t know how I ever lived without.

  127. You and Wil Wheaton are among the only 5 celebrities left I respect. Thank you for being crazy, awesome yet true to yourself. ;D

  128. I really wished you were coming to Philadelphia! Loved the article about you in the Inquirer. Best of luck on your tour!

  129. Thank you for helping me find a role model with an anxiety disorder like me! You are such an inspiration–thank you for sharing your shenanigans.

  130. I’ve not read your book yet. I’d like to though. I’d like to read a free, signed copy of the UK version of your book even more.

    I solemnly swear that I will only lick it a little bit.

  131. I downloaded your book on to my Kindle but would love a real copy of the British Version! Then as I am reading people will understand why I am laughing out loud.

  132. best book I read all year! would love to have an autographed copy to have for my very very own…
    alas, cannot come to your book signings (well, better said, dammit! I can’t go to your book signings … got conflicts, you know…)…smile, cheers! gwen L

  133. I LOVED your book and I’m asking all of my friends to check it out and your blog, as a personal favor to me. You are so wonderfully quirky – everything you do makes me laugh.

  134. I wish I could get to Toronto to see you, but since I can’t I’ll just have to keep pushing your book at the bookstore I work at. I hope you enjoy Canada!

  135. At 42 years old, its been a really long time since I almost peed myself in bed – then I read your book last week. I was laughing SO hard, but managed to get where i needed fast enough. Good thing too – My husband was only mildly annoyed to be woken from a dead/sound sleep by my laughter. I can only imagine if he woke up b/c of damp sheets (then again, I guess I could have always blamed the dog).

  136. I had to quit reading your book at night because I was laughing so hard I was keeping everyone else up (including the dogs). And I was also poking my husband with the book, asking “are you asleep??!” so I could read parts to him. He was amused by you, not so much by me.

  137. Your book was absolutely awesome (I snorted lots and read many pages of it out loud to my husband…I read almost all of your blog to him as well)! I don’t live anywhere near any of the book tour sites, but my sister lives in Denver. So I sent her all the info for that one and told her to bring her Xanax bottle as it MUST get signed! 😉

  138. That is so awesome! I would love a copy since I haven’t picked one up yet! Hubby has a stupid rule that I have to read at least half the books in my to-read like before I go and fiendishly buy more. I usually argue that he just doesn’t understand my process.

  139. Your book is one of the few my husband has actually read. He told me he wanted to read it because I laughed so much and he wante to be in on the joke. He was not disappointed. You’re amazing, Jenny. I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog last year.

  140. I would LOVE to win the audio book version. I can’t think of anything better than listening to your words! Saw you when you came to Austin … thanks for ruining my mascara!

  141. “WE NEED MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS ONE!” (words over a pic of Juanita the Weasel) or this “THE BOOK MADE ME SCREAM WITH LAUGHTER” I want an American version of the book unless you have in the British version tire spelled like tyre because that is cool how they misspell things in the UK. Forget it, do you have a Texas version and it is filled with fixin toos and y’alls because that is the version I would like to have.

  142. Would LOVE a copy of your book! Your blog makes me laugh and helps me get through the day!

  143. I would love an audio copy 🙂 I will be buying the kindle version soon to read too, but I love listening to audiobooks at work!

  144. You’re an inspiration. I live in the middle-of-nowhere, so I won’t make it to your signings, but good luck!

  145. My girls and I would love to have your book. Now. You should definitely go on vacation and relax a little. You deserve it!

  146. I’m so upset that I am unable to go to Toronto to see you 🙁 My car is kaput and I live in the country. My friend and I loved your book and are avid readers of your blog. Enjoy your time in Canada eh?!

  147. I would love to have a copy of your book. It’s been on my Amazon wishlist since April, but my lame friends & family have yet to purchase it for me!

  148. Another wish from St. Louis. I was really sad to see we didn’t make the cut. Shoot, it’s been hotter here than in Texas many days this summer. You would have felt like you were at home.

    That said, your book was the funniest I’ve read.

  149. Let’s pretend I didn’t finish the book – so I don’t look so crazy reading parts over and over

  150. I’m glad that your book is still on the best seller list! You are funny and smart and your writing makes people feel euphoria (probably from an excess of giggles).

  151. I was so bummed when I couldn’t make it to your Boston signing, but I would even (almost) fatally hug Copernicus for a signed American copy.

    PS I forced my bookclub to read your book for next month. I’ve heard that most of them have irreparably stained their books by laughing whilst drinking beverages.

  152. Thanks for continually opening up your life and all it’s wackiness to us- your crazed followers. Keep doing what you’re doing!! We’ll keep living vicariously!!

  153. Oh snap! I’m looking forward to catching your reading in the Portland-Metro area. Good times will be had by most, if not all.

  154. I would love to have the audio book so I can laugh at inappropriate things in the school drop off line!

  155. I was out of town when you were in my neck of the woods and I was so sad! LOVE the book, would love an autographed copy!

  156. Thank YOU for all of the laughs! I loved your book!

    Since I have purchased my own copy already, if I won, I would love to place it in an auction that I am holding in September to earn money for my cat. He needs surgery and I’m trying to get some really neat things to auction off. Your book would be an absolutely wonderful addition!

    If you want to see pictures of my little guy, Bumblebee, or read more about the auction, here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/BumblebeeHarlanFundraiser?ref=hl

  157. Ooh! Ooh!! Pick me! Pick me!!! I’m too broke to buy a copy and your writing helps me forget how much I hate my life for little spurts of time.

    P.S. Thank you for providing me a forum to use the word “spurt.”

  158. Man, I am totally planning on being at the Portland signing to get a hard copy. So the British one or Audiobook for me! Maybe I’ll have you sign my nook. =)

  159. Jenny, you lighten life’s travails! I was thrilled to secure a copy of your timely tome from my local library to read, since I continue to be a displaced (unemployed) worker, no longer receiving benefits (yeah, you read that right). An autographed copy to grace my shelves would be over the top! I hope to hear more about the giant rooster’s travels in your sequel. THAT had me snorting non-stop in the middle of the night!

  160. I would absolutely love to win a signed copy of your book “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened”. I am homebound, can’t travel to the bookstores. I enjoy reading your column & twitter comments.

  161. You know what? tell Mary Fairy godmother to take you to Colombia (she knows how to do it, plus she gives you tons of fairy dust yayyy) , honestly you’re amazing and it would be a pleasure to have you here.
    You’re Better than Madonna and cheese and coca cola.

  162. Have never been happier for someone I don’t really know before. Or more proud.
    You deserve all this success and more.

  163. Jenny, you are awesome!! Don’t stop doing what you do. I think the world would be a happier place if more people collected oddly brilliant taxidermied animals. Sadly, I have yet to start my collection. Perhaps I can live vicariously through your book if I win a copy!!

  164. Unfortunately I cannot make the Denver stop, but I’d be thrilled to win a copy of your book! Congrats on all your success 🙂

  165. Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!

    We read your book in our book club and I have been doing PR for your book like a motha.

    <3 your fan

  166. Congratulations! I would love to win an autographed american version of your book! Thanks for the chance to win! I love your blog and especially your conversasions with Victor. I read them to my husband and we both just crack up. I also appreciate your honesty on depression, thank you.

  167. Your book is great! Of course its still a best seller! Wish I could make it to your book signing when its out my way but I have this pesky thing called work getting in my way (*shakes fist at the unfair world*). Your blog has become apart of my morning coffee-procrastinate-starting-work-for-just-a-bit-more routine. Always brightens my day 🙂

  168. Would love to win a signed copy of the British version (such a neat cover)! So happy you are getting the success you’ve earned.

  169. Your blog has made me lurve stuffed dead animals. I now seek them at every yard sale, flea market and bizarre antique market. I’d love your reg’lar ole’ English version of the book!

  170. Tossing my name in because while I really want to pick up a copy of your book, I’ve been looking for steady employment since I finished grad school, and it’s not going to well..
    I’m still going to try to come see you when you come to Toronto, though! Very exciting that you’re coming up here. You’ve been a wonderful inspiration on how to terrorize one’s significant other with overabundant enthusiasm for life.. and dead things, oddly enough.

  171. So happy for you that your book is doing so well! I own a hardcover version of your book, and I was lucky enough to have you sign it for me when you came to MA. (I was the awkward red head who asked if it would be ok if I gave you a hug, and you were awesome and said yes, of course.) I would love to win an audio version of your book!

  172. I loved your book, but I have misplaced my copy. So winning one would allow me to share it with a few people that I know will love it too!

  173. You rock. Laughed (and cried) my way through your book last week. I am not surprised it’s still on the Bestseller List. You are a hoot!

  174. I laughed so hard I cried on the way to Yellowstone earlier this year…then I shared the book with my 16 year old daughter so she could enjoy it just as much on the way home from Yellowstone. It would be great to be a two copy household

  175. I would love to win the British version, I borrowed it from the library but hated to give it back.

  176. So I introduced you to my sister. She also manages life with depression and you’ve been a big help. She bought your book, has attended the readings and everything. She was even so nice that she loaned me (poor college student) your book so I could read it. Which I was doing, and I was half way through when I had to go to school for the day. Well, while I was being an awesome student by attending class, my dogs ate the book. Now, the only other books they ever ate were the Harry Potter books, so I figure it’s a compliment. However, it wasn’t mine – so I’d like to enter the contest so I could return something other than compost to my sister. I’d also like to say that I’m very glad to see you have such success.

  177. I haven’t laughed out loud reading a book like I did when reading yours possibly ever. I have issues with depression and autoimmune conditions also (lupus and RA) and reading your book/blog is the best medicine! I am in LA and wish I could make the trek to San Diego but it’s the week/weekend of my cousin’s wedding. If you sent me a signed copy from Phoenix I might just be an atheist who finally finds Jesus somewhere besides the kitchen!!!

  178. Oooo! PICK ME! PICK ME! Congrats on your well deserved success!! =)

    I am counting down to the San Diego stop on the “FINAL Final leg” of the tour!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!

  179. You inspire me to finish my own book which has sat dormant for almost 2 years now. Would love a HARD copy! Congrats on your well deserved success! (there’s nothing witty here, move along)

  180. Oooh I’m excited you’re still on the bestseller list. I wish I could afford a copy, but we’ve been scrimping for my dental work.

    And when I say dental work I mean DENTAL WORK. I just had all my teeth removed. Well, all but two, those two were already missing. Which sounds pretty extreme, but it was the most reliable way I would get to chew food again. It’s definitely something to celebrate! I think I should get a tattoo to commemorate my liberation from dental pain, but I haven’t decided what the subject should be. Maybe a dead Cavity Creep?

    Anyway, a toast to celebrations of all kinds! (Mine is non-alcoholic, because I’ve been told pain pills and booze don’t mix. I don’t believe it, but I’m a cautious soul.)

  181. Your book is absolutely wonderful! I told my sisters it is a must-read, and I keep reading parts of it to my husband. He is enjoying it too. 🙂

  182. Although I own and have indeed read your book, I think it would be fun to hear it read by you, so count me in for the draw for the audio version! And congratulations on your book – it’s definitely a pant-wetter. Can’t wait to meet you in T.O.!

  183. Thanks to you introducing me to the lifestyle of Beyonces, I now get tagged in any photo of metal chickens my facebook friends can find. I seriously think there are more “photos of me” as metal chickens as there are of actually “me”. Winning!

  184. You really need to stop signing so many books… it is reducing the value of my “Personally signed by the author” book on EBay! Kidding!!! AS IF I WOULD EVER SELL MY PERSONALLY SIGNED BOOK!!!! I treasure it.

  185. Ooo me me me!! Thanks for writing a book that causes folk to blow coffee out their noses!!! You rock!!

  186. I’d love an autographed copy. Then I could gift my current (unsigned) copy to my mom, who I think would *love* your book.

  187. I have been stalking your website, I mean reading your website for years now. You make me laugh and make my day. I have the Kindle version of your book but id look to see the pictures in person. I mean in real copies.

    Keep being the inspiration you are 🙂

  188. Jenny, I have two grown nieces who live three thousand miles from me in the Atlanta, GA, area. I have recently learned, due to my crazed fan-rave about your upcoming tour through Seattle, that they are huge fans of you, your book, and your blog. You, Jenny Lawson, are bringing families together; forging common ground. Whatever. Anyway, I’ll see you at Costco in Shoreline.

  189. Hi Jenny, thanks for all the laughs. I don’t remember how I found your site and your twitter account, but I’m glad I did! I also love to spread the word – your posts make me smile and laugh and I always like to share a good smile and laugh. Makes for a better world, yes? So I guess you’re saving the world – good job! Keep it up! Thanks again.

  190. I loved the book! I have passed it on to my mom, sisters, and best friend. My husband will eventually be reading it as well! I could probably get him to read it faster if I had the audio version 😉 Then when he is done I can listen to it whenever I need a laugh!

  191. I want to be in your drawing. But I’m not very lucky, so I probably won’t get picked. My 7-year-old daughter, on the other hand, is the luckiest kid in the world who is not made out of four-leaf clovers or rabbits’ feet. Ooh. A kid made out of rabbits’ feet sounds scary. If I let her make a comment maybe I’ll win. I mean SHE’ll win. that’s what I meant. Totally.

  192. Meeeee pleeeeeease! I just recommended your book to the Fashion Editor of the Times in London if that gets me any bonus points 🙂

  193. I can’t believe that *you* are thanking *us*, when clearly it should be the other way around! Can’t wait to see you in Seattle! Thank you so much for coming.

  194. I’d be flying out to see you again, but I.ll be busy giving away a kidney…can we work on more convenient scheduling next time?!? 🙂

    shameless plug: recycle yourself…be an organ donor.

    It’s the lawsbian thing to do.

  195. Thanks for reminding me that my current state of low self-confidence is only temporary. You are hilarious, honest, and caring and you know what? So am I. Actually, I’m pretty fucking hilarious.

    Thanks for the inspiration to be my amazing self.

  196. I am reading the book on iPad but would love an audio version, lady you crack me up ….from the hot desert of coachella valley.

  197. I read the Kindle version of “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” and laughed so hard while reading in bed that my husband said it was like sleeping in a seedy motel bed with Magic Fingers. I’d love an autographed copy of the book, if only to better see the photos of creepily adorable long-deceased taxidermified animals.

    Congratulations on your success, Jenny!

  198. Congratulations! I’ve really enjoyed your book – I’ve already read it twice!

  199. I’m pretty poor right now so I’m trying to borrow your book from the library….I’m 42nd in line. Do you know how many weeks it’s gonna take for me to finally get to read it? Like two billion!! If I get chosen I’ll read it then donate it to the library so others can finally enjoy it without living there whole life on the library’s wait list!!

  200. You make me laugh. And that’s one of the most important things a person can do for people in this crazy and cruel world.

  201. To be honest this seems like one of those wonderful bathroom reads…and I wants…AND my Birthday is on Thursday so pick me pick me 😉

    But seriously, I love the blog and force feed it too my hubby by reading out loud!

  202. Wow, that would certainly make days of uncontrollable giggles on the London Undergroud which resulted in people backing away with a look of fear in their eyes as well as the need to change my underwear on arrival at work as, during said giggle fits, a little bit of wee had come out…totally worth it!!!!!

  203. An autographed copy of your book is sure to be worth millions someday in the not too distant future…

  204. Whether or not you could have done this without us is moot, since you have lived this awesome life. You inspire me, you make me laugh, you make me strive to be a better woman struggling with depression and anxiety. You are a true friend to a bazillion people, even when you’re hiding in the bathroom. Thank you Jenny, for all you do.

  205. Wish you were coming closer…there’s loads of us in Nova Scotia who would love to see you.

    Good luck on the rest of your tour!

  206. If I am obligated to leave a witty comment. I applogize in advance, as I woke up greatly lacking wit.

  207. I wish I had been able to come to one of your signings… You deserve to be on the best seller list. Have fun on the last of your tour!

  208. As a school librarian, I feel a bit guilty if I am reading materials other than books for kids or educational stuff. There is always too much new literature coming down the pipeline, and I have to try and stay on top of it. When I am not reading about teen vampires, zombies, and dystopias, I read your blogs. I would love to get your book so that A) I can recommend it to teachers, moms, and other people as twisted as I am B) I have an excuse to break away from teen vampires, zombies, and dystopias. I mean, it’s a gift, right? I can’t just NOT read it if it is a gift? 🙂

    Congrats on the success you’re experiencing. You’ve made so many of us laugh, feel less alone in the world, and look at life with new perspective. You’re the best! (and so is Viktor!)

  209. Any chance that you can come do a book tour in England? You could collect a dubious taxidermy Loch Ness Monster, take a ride in the TARDIS and visit a museum for brains! We have so much to offer!!! Plus, some very swish bathrooms for reatreating to, should the need arise.
    Yours in hope (or London, whatever),
    Jen.

  210. I SO want an autographed copy to accompany my already well-worn copy with the bookplate. I LOVE You ! Everything about you! Gonna go as you on Halloween !

  211. A daily dose of laughter is what everyone needs and you make me laugh more than once a day!

    Have a safe journey and don’t melt when you get to Arizona!

  212. I am so excited that you’re finally making it to Arizona! I’m making a special trip down to Phoenix for this, and I hate Phoenix. As in, hate it so much I don’t visit family down there very much. This is how awesome you are.

  213. Just finished “Let’s Pretend…” Couldn’t stop laughing out loud! You’re amazing, thanks for sharing your story with us 🙂

  214. best.giveaway.ever. i would so want the british version so i could compare AND contrast with my American copy.

  215. I would love a copy! I borrowed my friend’s copy to read and am now desperate for one of my own to re-read!

  216. I would like to jump on this contest bandwagon. Your mind is amazingly awesome in many ways and I love reading your work. Enjoy basking in the limelight on this upcoming tour!

  217. Love love loved the book! I did not want it to end! Would appreciate a hard copy of the book so that I can view all of those wonderful pictures!

  218. I already own a hardcover copy, but I’d love to hear you reading it. I drive around a ton for my stressful job, and I could use a midday laugh.

  219. Congratulations on your success! A hard copy would be so wonderful…I keep telling my roommate (who, I think, has fallen in love with you) that he needs to read your book, but I had downloaded it because I was too impatient to wait until I could get to the bookstore. He is a slow reader and I do not want to be without my phone (which has my Kindle app) for that long.

    Ah well…if I’m not chosen to win, I will probably just buy a hard copy anyway. I tell too many people about it not to have a copy on hand for loaning to them.

  220. Love your book! I had to stop reading it in public because I would laugh out loud and people were looking at me like I was an escaped prisoner :). Best book ever!

  221. I recently e-mailed you to tell you that I am in Seattle and on your book tour list…I just didn’t know if I would be alive long enough to make it that far. Your fairy godmother Mary was sweet enough to reply to my e-mail. I’m trying really hard to make it to August, if only to meet you. I can check off one more day now.

  222. This is like Christmas in July! I would love the audio copy – the book was great!! With my new audio copy I can listen to it on my long commute to work – and laugh until I cry every morning… well maybe I shouldn’t cry because that could cause an accident.. but the audio book would make me a super happy gal! I can’t wait for you in Seattle!

  223. You happen to be on the best-seller list STILL because you are spectacularly witty and I’m not just saying that to suck up and win, but because I truly enjoyed your book.
    OK – and just a little to suck up if it will swing the odds in my favor…cuz I would so love to hear the audio version.

  224. I was reading your book in bed. My husband was trying to sleep, and I kept laughing (potato chip on the floor, being kicked in the face.) I said to him, “Sorry, I guess I shouldn’t read this at night.” He said, “Yes, you know how I hate your joy.” True love. : )

  225. It would be a big thrill for me to wil a signed copy of your book. You have made a difference in a lot of lives….including mine.

  226. I wish I lived closer so I could get to one of your book tour events! My sis-in-law just gave me your book and I’m loving it. Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful laugh out loud stories!

  227. Oooooh, I desperately want an autographed American version. Pick me… But, if you don’t I will probably order one from Changing Hands. So, I guess there is very little incentive for you to pick me. Except that it would make a much better story if I won it than if I ordered it from Arizona. And really, it’s all about having a story to tell, right?

  228. I missed you in South Florida because I got sick with the plague or something horrible and the Walgreen’s pharmacist kept telling me I just had a cold, but isn’t that how the plague started? A cold between rodents?

    Anyway, I won’t be able to make it to any stops on your book tour because my cape is in the shop.

    Did I win anything yet?

  229. Oh my goodness, I would LOVE this!!!! An autographed American copy would be absolutely fantastic!

  230. I am looking foward to seeing you in Seattle! My husband is from Texas, and he loves it here. Perhaps you might consider moving up here someday. As fas as I know we have no scorpions or poisonous snakes. And it’s the PNW – we embrace unique and therefore you.

    I hope you next book comes together in less than 10 years! Looking foward to reading it.

  231. I have a Goodreads account, Cynthia Paschen. I will share my copy with my oldest daughter Madeline, #18 reviewer on Goodreads (USA) We will both write reviews of your book.
    Thank You!

  232. Never thank a person for having good taste… see you in Seattle….and I am passing up Lauren Jackson Bobblehead night for you and the Seattle Storm and….WAIT A JENNY LAWSON BOBBLEHEAD…SOMEONE GET ON THAT…

  233. Not only are you not coming to the Chicagoland area, but I haven’t managed to arrange my annual trip to Ontario so I can’t see you there, either. 🙁 (I’m still searching for the perfect “Beyonce” with which to irritate my husband… I know she’s out there… somewhere.)

  234. If you are the reader on the audio, definitely would love that, if not, the British version, already have the American version and it was wonderful.

  235. I already bought the book (and have the autographed bookplate), but would LOVE the audio book! I can’t get enough Jenny!

  236. I gave my mom my copy that I bought at the airport, because I knew she’d love it. I would love a new copy!

  237. I not only loved the book, but my 18 year old daughter did and my 14 year old son keeps reading pieces out loud to me. That is why you are still on the bestseller list – you are funny and appeal to everyone!

  238. I live a mere three and a half hours from Toronto, yet I cannot make the pilgrimige. AUGH! You finally come to Canada and I’m thwarted by Toronto. If only you’d come to Ottawa…. Next tour, hopefully. As a mildly disgruntled and thwarted Canadian, I would be mollified by an audio version, as I already have the hard cover.

  239. How fun! I’d be happy with a signed US version or the audio…. my Kindle loves you already!

  240. I dreamed that I found your book at a book sale over the weekend. I was so disappointed when I realized it wasn’t so.

  241. This just happened

    Friend: You should TOTALLY read this book (holds up Lets Pretend this Never Happened)
    Me: Please, I was reading her before it was cool
    Friend: Did you just turn into a hipster right now?

    I hipstered for you. I can’t even look in the mirror. What if I have an ironic mustache?!

  242. one of my best friends told me about your blog and book just this morning. After checking out your blog, belly laughing, and identifying with your anxiety and bathroom retreats i cant wait to read your book!!

  243. A signed copy of your book would make me happier than it’s probably legal to be in the state of Arizona. Also, it would give me something to show my cat, Barkley, because he is a super-fan of your cat, Posey, and is also my own personal psychopath on the other side of the bathroom door. Shortly after reading your book, I found myself in a similar situation caused not by laxative but by an unfortunate Mexican food episode that I’ve probably already said too much about. Anyway, I, too, was alone in my house when the bathroom door handle started jiggling. “Someone’s in here!!”, I heard myself yelling. Then the absurdity of the situation struck me and I started laughing but then Barkley succeeded in opening the door which flew open because he was standing against it and so then I started screaming.

    Anyway, in conclusion, a signed copy of your book would make for two very ecstatic Jenny Lawson & Posey super-fans in my house and would also become a cherished family heirloom as we don’t have many nice things.

  244. Im so happy for you. And proud if I can say that without sounding condescending. And also a little disturbed because I read your book and Fifty Shades at the same time and I had some very awkward dreams about you and victor….and wolf blitzer.

  245. I looked for your book at my local Barnes & Noble and they didn’t have it in stock! That’s how awesome it is… or must be since I haven’t read it myself yet! Hopefully soon…

  246. Thank you for including Minneapolis! I was going to stalk you across the country (or Canada if necessary) but now I do it from the comfort of my local suburbia. Yay!

  247. Alas, you’re not comin far enough east for me to even dream of meeting you! Plus silly things like kids, work, and responsibility keep me from packing a bag and going to any of your signings. Le sigh… But the work and you are awesome!!

  248. I’d love an audio copy, listening to you on the excerpt was 100x funnier than the book (and the book made me nearly crack a rib laughing!), you bring such personality to it 🙂

    Congratulations on the bestseller list, you totally deserve it! <3

  249. Perhaps you already got this comment but I do not see it so I’m posting again….

    This seems like a great bathroom read…and a hilarious book all around so I wants. Plus my birthday is on thursday so pick me pick me!!!

    On a more serious note I’ve been sniffing around you blog for the past few months, and think it’s hilarious and wonderfully honest so thank you 🙂

  250. ok, I’m usually a silent follower, and I haven’t won anything since winning a Tandy TRS80 in the grade four bike rodeo (yeah, if that doesn’t age me….), but hey, can’t turn down a chance at a free (and much coveted) book! (and since my funds are very tight these days, I have’t been able to move your book from my amazon wish list to my shopping cart just yet!). Congrats on all your success!!

  251. awww man! I just knew that when I clicked on your last leg that you would make it up to Lubbock! haha good luck on your tour!

  252. YAY for the giveaway since my library has 4 copies for 105 holds and hubby lost his job a few weeks ago so any money we have has gone to stupid stuff like mortgage and food . . . and I thought about shoplifting (hey you said I could) but I just didn’t have the nerve/balls/fast shoes to do it.

  253. You are still on the NYT beause I just purhased 3 copies for you to sign in Tempe. I have 2 sisters who live out of state that want your book and me to see you and since I am afraid of them, I obey.

  254. Ooh, I told a friend about your book last night – but I won’t let her borrow my copy, because the last book I gave her was just returned. After five years. BUT if I win an autographed British copy, then she can totally have my boring ol’ American copy.

  255. It is a fantastic read – my husband and I both enjoyed it tremendously and laughed until we cried at parts. 🙂

    I’d love a British copy !!! I can keep our stateside copy company on our bookshelves.

  256. I’m so happy that your book is on the best seller list! I wish you were coming to Detroit, but I understand why you may want to stay away!

  257. I would love the audio to share with my mother. She’s blind. I’m deaf and have the hard copy. We find this sort of amusing when we go out together in public. The deaf leading the blind. Until we communicate then it usually ends up reversed.

  258. Oh, I’d love to win a copy of your book! I’m too cheap to buy one (budget’s tight) and the library doesn’t have one.

  259. Congratulations, Jenny! Your book is spectacular and I recommend it to everyone I meet.

  260. I want a copy of your book! And a signed Beyonce, but I figure the book is easier to ship. 😉

  261. I would love to win! I am hoping to be able to make it to your stop in Minnesota but I’m not sure if I can!

  262. I would love to win a copy! I’ve been recommending it to all of my friends…and I haven’t even read it yet!

  263. Would love an autographed copy of the US or British version. I was very disappointed I missed out on the nameplate.

  264. You need to get a taxidermied SOMETHING to dress like a mountie to put on your pony when you travel to Canada land! 🙂

  265. I borrowed your book from my friend who *is* going to see you in Toronto, and need to give it back to her. She, meanwhile, is in the throes of creative misery as she tries to think of things to give you that will make you laugh so hard you have to lie down.

    It’s a strange form of love, but a real one.

  266. Funny you thanking us…your book and blog are my Zoloft AND Xanax. No, thank YOU! And by that I don’t mean no thank you I don’t want an autographed copy, I mean…well you know what I mean…punctuation…

  267. If I wasn’t a full time mom I’d drive an hour into Toronto, stand in the cheering section and welcome you to our beloved city! Enjoy your brief trip to Canada ((Hugs))

  268. I am very disappointed that you didn’t come anywhere close to the nation’s capital. Really, most of the politicians are imported, and the natives aren’t like that at all. I promise. (And you know how we feel about promises around here!)

    You can make it up to me with a book. Because I don’t want any taxidermied animals. And I don’t look good in a dress. And I don’t have enough hair left for those curlers.

  269. I wish I could come up with something wild and witty to say to ensure I was one of the chosen ones, but I’m sorry…that’s why I read you, to avoid the work of trying to be wild and witty! (Please, STOP trying to make me do your job for you! Geeze!)
    So I’m just gonna jump up and down in my computer chair, waving my hand wildly in the air while screaming, “Me! Me! Me! Oh oh oh, pick ME!!!!!” (yeah, right up until all the jumping causes a baldder incident, which will TOTALLY be on YOUR head! Thanks a lot…)

  270. Jenny Lawson,
    Where do I begin? Thank you for your book. It makes me feel a little more sane (which is totally fucking dangerous!). Knowing that Victor has made it through all this gives me great hope for my husband. But what I am really trying to say is that I enjoyed your book so much because we have so many similarities. Well, in part. Except that your anxieties lead you to the bathroom, hanging out like the girl that is too cool for the party while I end up running to the bathroom trying to beat the shit storm my anxieties bring on and then I have people all panicked that they are going to get food poisoning and my husband has to explain not to worry, I do this all the time. Okay, maybe it doesn’t happen quite like that but if we had friends that invited us over it would. That’s why my bathroom is the safest place to be. Desperately trying to hide away from my fears of the world, or from my children and husband. And I am tired of retreading the same damn magazine that is three years old now so now you see why it is so important to have your book. As my safe room supply. And now I find myself wondering if I really want to post this rant for the world to see. Yes! Yes I do! Because if Jenny Lawson can do it, so can I! And if that ends up on a shirt, I want one of those too. Signed, “you are one badass bitch- in a good way” because that’s how you make me feel, Jenny Lawson. And I am grateful. The end. I think. (a sigh of relief that the rambling can now end) (and the obsessive checking of the inbox can begin) (someone stop me please!!!) okay, here is the real end. .

  271. They translated your book into British English?! How awesome! I’d love to see an Irish version, if one was done. They say “feck” instead of “fuck,” which is such a fecking hoot.

  272. I might have squealed a little when I saw you’re coming to Toronto. Can’t wait!

  273. Congratulations! And get onto the next book…. I’m going to hold my breath until it comes out. Actually, I’m not because I have too much to live for. Unicorn sucess club duties and all. 😉

  274. Just finished reading your book~ it was hysterical. My sides hurt from laughing! I now use the phrase “Dear Victor” as a warning to my husband! (I read him the post it note chapter) I would LOVE to win an audio version, then I could hear your voice!

  275. I’m so happy for you, but I’m also totally unsurprised at your bestselling awesomeness. You’re a fabulous writer with a unique perspective, and you’ve written your butt off (erm…likely not literally). I hope your second proposal goes through: can’t wait to read more!

    Well. That was the extent of my sappy good will for the week. I’m sure Husband will roll his eyes at you now, since I’ve spent his quota on you. Hahahaha.

  276. I’m taking my doctoral candidacy examination in Plant Science and Biotechnology next week – after the 5 days of 8 hour exams I would love to read something that isn’t a science textbook!

  277. I would love the audio CD. And more kitten pictures would be welcomed… kittens are awesome.

  278. My whole family has read your book and it actually helped through some tough times. You may enjoy that I bought my dad his own mini-Beyonce to stick outside his office window.

    And since I’ve only borrowed a copy from my family members, I would love to have my own. Possibly the British version. So I’m that much closer to being the next Doctor’s companion.

  279. Loved your book, and got my boyfriend reading it too. I cheated and skipped to Beyonce’s chapter, and read it aloud to him. Giggles ensued. Manly giggles from him, of course.

  280. I’ve read and re-read your book, I keep finding new things to laugh at! I would love to have the audio version so I could hear it in your voice!

  281. So there is a big metal chicken outside of a restaurant in Brownwood, TX. I think of you every time I pass by it.

    Would love to have an autographed book!

  282. Please please send me your book! Reading your blog makes my day, every time I’m on here.

  283. I don’t generally enter blog giveaways because they’re usually giving out something I will never enjoy. But having a signed copy of your book is, like, shrine-worthy. In fact, if I win a signed copy, I will erect a shrine in my house for said book and post pictures of it on my blog for you. That’s TOTALLY free advertising, which is way better than advertising you pay for. See? Win/win for both of us.

    Also, my blog has pictures of carrots with penises, so you’ll fit right in.

    Also, I’ll donate the copy of your book that I already have to the families needy children*.

    (No, not UNDERPRIVILEGED children, NEEDY children. The type that whine all the time and are never happy? Their parents need some escapism. They also should know how to traumatize their children by using dead squirrel puppets and such. Think about it: We’ll be saving families together.)

  284. Because of you, I almost purchased a five-foot tall rooster akin to the famed Beyonce while driving through Mississippi earlier this month. It would’ve looked great on my boyfriend’s front porch next to wicker one-foot tall rooster he purchased to shut me up. Thanks for that.

  285. I turned 24 yesterday. An autographed copy of the British version of your book would be the BEST birthday present!