#NationalColoringBookDay is a real thing, apparently.

So first of all, THANK YOU for yesterday. You were fantastic and distracting and I highly recommend reading the comments because they are magic. The Apple people say my hard drive is borked but they think they can fix it by next week and that my back-up will have saved all my stuff. Tentative yay?

According to twitter, today is #NationalColoringBookDay so I’m giving away a few copies of YOU ARE HERE: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds if you need one. Just tell me if you want one in the comments and I’ll email you if you win.

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  1. I would like a copy please! My jobs lets me color while working to help manage my stress, and I’m almost done with my Doctor Who one!😊

    I’m glad it sounds like your computer is only mildly borked btw.

  2. Oh my goodness yes!!!
    Life is the worst right now and this would be so helpful β™‘

  3. Oh ! I need one for my son’s first girlfriend. I want to give her something because I think she’s the cat’s pajamas. And it might let her know just what she’s getting into, you know, dealing with me and all. Yeah, she needs one.

  4. I’d love a copy. Listening to Furiously Happy right now. Although my avoidance personality isn’t as severe as yours (maybe), share your struggles with RA, dermatillomania, and anxiety. Maybe I just need more taxodermy in my life.

  5. I would love to get a copy of the book. I need some recharge time, after spending 2 days with “internet people” doing fun things like the racetrack and the beach over the weekend. πŸ™‚

  6. Yes, I need one for a friend who is going through a tough time. I love this book!

  7. I’d love a copy! I’ve given a couple as gifts, but hadn’t gotten a chance to get one of my own πŸ™‚

  8. I would love a copy! I recently discovered how zen coloring can be! (I’m a little late to the game, lol)

  9. I’d love to win one – so I could give it to a friend of mine who just defeated the depression monster after a VERY long and difficult battle. She’s doing well now, but the beast will probably be back, and I’d love for her to have this.

  10. Yaaaaaaas queen – I would love a colouring book!!! I have your other two – it would make my collection complete and I would freak out a little bit. But in a good way.

  11. My boss has his mac getting fixed too. The genius people didn’t have time so he took it to the local Microcenter. They fixed it up fast.

    I have a copy of your book but I’m not sure I can bring myself to color it. It’s too perfect as it is. I might have to get a coloring copy and a keep perfect copy. Not sure yet. Either way, yay for coloring!

  12. Yes please!! That sounds amazing! I just bought 72 new colored pencils (damn you Prime day!) so this will be the “something” that I told my husband I needed them for!

  13. I want one! I want one! I would love something to color while I listen to podcasts.

  14. That would be so wonderful. Been having a bit of a tough stretch and could use a distraction from all the thoughts rolling around me head. Sincerely, Amy. aherm1226@gmail.com

  15. Yes please. I have been wanting your coloring book since it came out. I don’t normally complain but this has been such a terrible week and I don’t know how I am going to get through the rest of it. I wish you the best of luck with your computer and hope you get everything back okay.

  16. Its been a rough month for me.
    Im glad this group hold us together even during the bad times.
    I would love a colouring book, if you can. If not, still stay wonderful πŸ™‚

  17. Glad it looks like they can fix your hard drive. My Apple Store (Park Meadows, Denver Metro) replaced my hard drive for free even though it was 2 days after the warranty expired. Bless their hearts.

  18. I so want one! I hope to pick one up at some point but I have to wait until I have a job and can afford one. But if I won one.. score!

  19. I would love to have one. But honestly I will give it to my sister. She’s the one who introduced me to you and your wonderful tribe.

  20. I would love one! It’s been a crazy, anxiety-filled year and doing creative junk keeps me sane!

  21. I would love to gift one to my best friend who is a middle school art teacher. I think it would be amazing for her to share some pieces with her students to show them they can use art as therapy and an escape.

  22. Hooray for fixable problems! Trade me?

    Nevermind, I’ll just point out that I love how you keep giving out your books; that and your ability to justify mailing people uncut cocaine are two things I really admire about you. It must be all the coloring… I’ll give it a try. Plus, if I’m coloring, I can’t murder anyone.

    Ooh! You can totally use that title for the sequel πŸ™‚

  23. I’m not sure my email is attached to my wordpress account, I have to check now after I post this XD I’ve been moving this between my cart and my saved for later on Amazon since it came out because of silly budgets and adult responsibilities lol! I want one and will acquire one some way or another, but this is worth a shot!

  24. This would make my life so much better <3 Nothing makes plane rides and blood tests better than Furiously Happy -but this might beat it lol

  25. Yes please I would like a copy very much! Because I hate going to the bookstore, it seems the only things they sell are coffee, magazine and books on sale that no one else wanted.

  26. Would love one for my Mom. And yay for the computer only being mildly borked.

  27. i bought my copy on release day, but haven’t touched it b/c I keep thinking I’ll give it to my sister. This would help πŸ™‚

  28. I would loveeee to win a copy for my sister! She’s struggling big time and I know the last coloring book I got her helped.

  29. I would like a copy please! I love coloring books! Also, glad to hear your.computer will be fixed soon enough.

  30. I have a copy…but I’d love to gift one to my friend Christina who is getting married in a month and is a little stressed!!

  31. I would love to be able to give a copy to my best friend who really needs it!!

  32. Sorry about your computer, and I thought losing 6 years worth of work emails was bad. I would love a copy of You Are Here. I had to do tours for 80 K-5th graders today and could use some stress relief.

  33. I would love one to give to my sister. She needs the pick me up and has been awesome helping me out lately.

  34. I really want one! Can’t afford to buy since I was unemployed for almost 2 years have just got a job (which doesn’t actually pay enough to live on, but that’s a whole other story).The former won’t let me fill it in. Obava23@gmail.Com !

  35. As a high school journalism adviser, I find myself with time to sit with students and color as a way to stop stressing out. It would be fun to have a book that could be all mine. Pick me.

  36. As a high school journalism adviser, I find myself with time to sit with students and color as a way to stop stressing out. It would be fun to have a book that could be all mine. Pick me.

  37. Congrats on the laptop, I once had a virus that blocked my whole screen urging me to unlock it with money and I had to delete the whole computer… only recently started coloring – your tag “to keep my hands from killing me” resonated with me since I always bite the skin on my nails. Won’t do that anymore, thanks to you! πŸ™‚

  38. I really want one! Can’t afford to buy since I was unemployed for almost 2 years have just got a job (which doesn’t actually pay enough to live on, but that’s a whole other story).The former won’t let me fill it in. Obava23@gmail.Com !

  39. Borked? Hahaha! Thanks Jenny! Bork, bork, bork bork! It even sounds funny, and this is now my new word! Love & Light (any many blessings for peace and happiness) Rev T.

  40. I could definitely benefit from an owners manual for dangerous minds. 😜

  41. Jenny, your artwork is pure magic, and makes my brain do happy cartwheels! I would dearly love a copy if any are left at this point. And thank you so very much, if I’m one of the fortunate ones!

  42. I would love a copy! If not me then perhaps one for my mom Linda. She is helping me out by babysitting my boys while I go to work. I know she would enjoy sitting at my dining room table coloring while he boys play! I know she would be cool sharing mine as well. πŸ™‚ Thank you!!

  43. I want one!! I actually bought 2 and had them signed in NYC in March. My girlfriend has been diagnosed with cancer since then and she wants one!! I would be honored to be the one to give it to her!!

  44. I’d love a copy!! I’m a nanny and it would be nice to have my own book that I dont have to share lol

  45. Thrilled to hear that your computer is (tentatively) fixable. The thought of losing a hard drive makes me panicky.

    I would love, love, love a copy of You Are Here – coloring is such a useful way to let my brain unwind and you have done a fabulous job with that book. Amazeballs.

  46. Oh my gosh I would love a copy! The way that you write/think is one of the things I get the most validation from. It’s good to know I’m not the only person whose brain can spiral into such strange places.

  47. I’d like to request a copy for my daughter’s friend and co-worker (daughter and I have our own copies). Her MS research is being disrupted this summer by some irresponsible co-workers. I think your coloring book would cheer her up and keep her from maybe throttling her team members.

  48. I don’t need one, but my friend Nikki does! I can provide you her email address!

  49. Seriously….I need this…..I recently lost my spouse to cancer and am now losing my home to greedy heirs. Along with meds, coloring keeps me sane. Love you Jenny

  50. I’d love one for my Mum, she adores colouring and hasn’t been able to this summer because she fractured her upper right humerus (fell chasing after my son) and has been stuck in an immobilizing sling. She saw her surgeon yesterday and got the all clear to ditch the sling and start physio!

  51. I would LOVE a copy! Especially for my wife, she introduced me to you, and her own struggles are often made less by reading your blog because you’re just so effing relatable (really, Chrome says that isn’t a word?) and lovable. Thank you for considering!

  52. Oh yes please! Your book would be most welcome to keep me occupied at 2 am when my insomnia is in full force.

  53. Yay for coloring books, and yay for you. Thank you for your blogs and books:)

  54. I really need it, all my others are filled and this week has beeen monumentally stressful :c

    The comments from yesterday helped me too though c:

  55. Yay for tentative yay!!! There are times when I’ve questioned the legitimacy of their self proclaimed “genius” status, but other times feel that a virtual washing of the feet is in order. I’m glad they are able to fix your hard drive and I’ve I’d love to have a copy of your book!

  56. I would love a copy. Been dealing with depression a lot lately and something that could take my mind off of it would be great. The coloring pages are beautiful by the way. Thx.

  57. Yes, Please! I would love a copy. I wish I were witty, like a lot of your followers. So, I could tell you in cool way how much I appreciate you. You have helped me help my son who has depression. XOXOX

  58. Can I have one?
    My mother has one and I gotta suffer as I watch her color in you’re amazing book X3

  59. Your books are my go to books when I’m feeling lost and crazy. And there’s been a lot of that in the past few years. I haven’t coloured in years but it was one of the few things I was good at as a child. I would love a copy.
    You’re the best! (And I sincerely hope the computer people can save your computer! I’ve lost drives before and it’s awful)

  60. I would love to have a copy! I’m not currently working so discretionary spending is limited (although books really should be considered necessities, now that I think of it πŸ˜€). Thank you for your amazing work.

  61. I would love a copy. The post yesterday helped me as well, you have a great tribe here. keep being your awesome self!

  62. Tentative hooray!!

    I’d love a copy of You Are Here!

    Thanks for everything you do. πŸ™‚

  63. Pick me pick me! I already have one of them, but would love to have one to gift to my bestie. She is in need.

  64. I would love to win one for my beautiful, amazing, strong sister. Her lovely kitty passed away unexpectedly last week and it has broken her heart. She is my inspiration, my strength and my best friend. She just read Furiously Happy (you signed a copy for her in Raleigh) and she loved it. This would brighten her day so much. Love ya Jenny! Barbara

  65. Hey! I would love a book! I have my own but I’m putting together a raffle basket for a charity event and would really appreciate it if you donated your book for it (especially if it was signed). The charity event is for CASA which helps foster children. I can sent you official info if you want it. Love all your books and am trying really hard to make this charity book basket more interesting than the typical raffle item.

  66. I would love a copy! Sorry about your borked computer – ever time mine craps out on me, I vow to backup religiously, but I’m not very religious! πŸ™‚

  67. I’m so glad that your computer can be fixed. fingers crossed <3 I would love a copy of your book. Although full disclosure, I do have one, I just screwed it up so many times coloring that I would like to start over. I lost my income so I can’t buy another one. I hope I’m not a bitch for asking.

  68. I could use some laughs, some “me too” moments, and some stress relief. The colouring book is the one I don’t have because my husband says too many colouring books, but I am just looking for the one that is the key to my inner piece or whatever, and I haven’t found that yet, except I saw yours and I’m not allowed to buy it but if I win it, it doesn’t count. And I don’t know you, but I love you. And the most useful thing about Apple products is the being hooked up to the Cloud, because nothing is ever really gone. Which is also kind of the scary thing about it. And I start too many sentences with and.

  69. I would like a copy to gift to my wife. She loves your blog and this would mean a lot to her.

  70. National coloring book day on my birthday? That sounds like an awesome way to quietly celebrate!

  71. I would LOVE to win a copy. It will help me calm my mind as I get ready to go back to school in less than 2 weeks…and I can’t get into my classroom yet because they are still deep cleaning the school and waxing all the floors and replacing all of the wiring and the teachers’ classrooms all around my jumbled mess are all Pinterest perfectly ready!!!!

  72. So glad that apple is going to be able to recover your files! Woo!
    I would love a copy!

  73. I could use one. It’s your only book I don’t have, and coloring helps shut up my brain weasels.

  74. So happy to hear you’re better after yesterday. Would love to be selected for a copy of the colouring book.

  75. I would really like one. Coloring is a great stress relief for my anxiety. I tend to color between classes, at work, or in bed at night to help me sleep better.

  76. I have one myself, and bought three more for awesome people who love them. So glad that your data is saved! Happened to my work computer and I was nauseous until I found out they recovered all of my data. Go IT personnel!

  77. I named my fourth born, Trust. His unofficial name is Tiny and he has his very own song actually. It goes, “Tiny bubbles how I love you so much Tiny bubbles oh how I lu uv your hugs” so on and so forth.
    Any way, he’s lost 11 pounds and he just feels sucky. Trust is a dog, btw, and a really normally silly boxer when he’s not feeling sucky. He is a really good boy and I dont want him to die so if anyone is really reading this please sprinkle fairy dust into the wind, pray, think good thoughts or however you feel inclined to help, Trust and I will be eternally grateful.

  78. Would love to have a coloring book I wouldn’t have to steal from my kids LOL.

  79. Yay for backups!!!

    Thank you for the book offer! I would be delighted to get one. (And I promise to buy a copy for my sister no matter the outcome.)

  80. I would love a copy to share with my mom. But, if I don’t win, I’m going to buy it anyway, so it’s all good! Fingers, toes, arms, legs, eyes, whatever crossed that all is fixed and nicely recovered on your laptop. My anxiety level was jacked up just reading that, yesterday.

  81. I’d love a copy. I colored one of the sheets of my calendar and I WANT MORE! πŸ˜‰

  82. I need one please! I have given away both of mine that I purchased…… well worth the giving away though.

  83. I would be happy to have a copy, but you know what I’d REALLY love to have? A page you’ve personally colored. You could auction that shit and donate the proceeds. Or use them to buy a ginormous yard statue of Nessie. Whatever. I’m serious! But you’d need to ask a volunteer to set up the auction so you don’t have to bother with it, because that sort of thing sucks. But don’t ask me because I suck at them and they give me anxieties which would be counter productive and… I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE IN THE WORLD.

  84. Pretty please? I have a friend that needs one for mental health porpoises… and to stat sane

  85. I really need one of these to get me through parenting my parents.

  86. I would love one! I had one signed by you and Victor (he’s fabulous, btw) but I would love to give a copy to my mom. <3

  87. I’d like one! It beautiful and I love your work. (Also, I really enjoyed when you came to speak in Austin the first time about this book. I didn’t come see you in the signing, but that was the most enjoyable book event possibly ever). πŸ™‚

  88. I have my copy to a friend in need, I’d love another one πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for being awesome!

  89. I would love a copy! Coloring helps me with my anxiety quite a bit. I re-read your books constantly– they make me laugh when I really need it.

    Even if I don’t get a copy– thank you for all that you do!

  90. Any chance you’d send one to an Eastern European country ( Romania )? It would have a happy owner cherish and take care of it

  91. I would like one please. I bought one for a friend a couple months ago, but completely forgot about me. I do that sometimes.

  92. Everybody wants one because a little Light from Jenny lights dark days! Is love a copy, too. Thank you so much for putting yourself into the world for us. Xo

  93. I so very much want one to color in when I’m on conference calls that should have just been emails.

  94. Oh please, yes, I’d love a copy!! I could use some cheering up this afternoon. You’re the best — you make me smile, a lot!

  95. I need this in my life so badly right now!! I didn’t know about it until recently, and funds are not there at the moment. I love that every picture doesn’t have 5,345,392,497.3 itsy, tiny parts to color that even the sharpest pencil can barely stay in the lines. That pisses me off in so many coloring books, that it’s more stressful than not coloring! I’m sure you can feel my pain. Glad to hear that your stuff can hopefully be saved – been there and it sucks to lose it all.

  96. I have just recently discovered you, your blog, & your work so I am excited! I’ve spent a lot of time laughing reading through your old posts. Your coloring book has some amazing artwork and I would love a copy! I’m glad that your computer issues seem to have a positive outcome on the horizon; I love my computer when it works and curse its existence when it isn’t.

  97. i want one!! I’m about to go to college and this would be a great stress reliever!!!

  98. Everybody wants one because a little Light from Jenny lights dark days! Is love a copy, too. Thank you so much for putting yourself into the world for us. Xo

  99. I need this book! I’m almost done with Furiously Happy & need to see what happens next!…lol, plus I love to color. Thanks!

  100. I would totally love one! If only to placate the voices for a little while….

  101. I could really use this. It has been the worst week of my life, and my med’s are still not fully on board.

  102. I would love to put my hat in the ring for a copy of your gorgeous looking colouring book. Thanks Jenny!


    Yes, I would love to win a copy. Thank you πŸ™‚

  104. I just bought a new box of crayons yesterday and I didn’t even know they made 120 different colors, so I need a coloring book, please. Good news about your computer in that it doesn’t look hopeless. Yet.

  105. I would love one!! Going through hard times at the moment and coloring has helped keep my mind busy!

  106. I have one and I love it and you are a dear person to offer. I work diligently to model myself after many of your traits.
    I add in a few of my own quirks and Viola! Magic!!! Thank you for being you!!!!

  107. I definitely need a coloring book to manage my health stress. I love your writing and your courage!

  108. I’m having a rough day, and wisdom from you would definitely make it better. I want one, please! I’m Canadian, so there had to be a please in there πŸ™‚

  109. Yay,can I have a book please,cause I write with no capitals and your postage (shipping to you)will be horrendous.

  110. Number 143, chances are slim but what the heck, ya gotta try. Yes, please, one would be great.

  111. I’d love to give one to my sister! She uses coloring books as a way to redirect herself from self harm. Our mother died unexpectedly on July 4th so she has been coloring a lot more lately and it’s very beneficial for her. Thanks for the opportunity!

    (I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. Check your email when you have time. ~ Jenny)

  112. I would love to have one! Also I hope they can fix your hard drive and save all your stuff. πŸ™‚

  113. Hi, I really kinda need a coloring book from you. You’ve saved me in some of my darker moments, and it would mean a lot. Even if I don’t get one, thank you for all your help!

  114. Oh, yes, please, please. It’s 109 today and I can’t go to the movies because other people need the car and coloring would be good.

  115. I would love one to give to a friend who is hospitalized with a difficult diagnosis.

  116. Good morning Jenny, I would love to get one of your coloring books. My partner has borderline personality disorder and I’ve encouraged her to read your books, especially Furiously Happy. I think the coloring book would be a great way to introduce her to your work.

  117. I don’t need a copy since I have two (one is signed). I just thought I’d use the comments to say that they are amazing, and I may have become a coloring book addict. (My shopping list on Amazon is filled with coloring books). Is there a self-help group for coloring book addicts? We would probably just get together and color. Hmm.

  118. I need one for my daughter who is going away to college. She has promised to color them and send them to me at home! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  119. I gave my sister this coloring book for her birthday she was so happy! I even included colored pencils, After looking at the book I wanted one for myself LOL. Side note: so relieved that they will be able to fix your computer!!

  120. I’ve never actually gotten into the coloring book thing but those look really cool

  121. I would really love one, my rabbit is ill with GI Stasis and my cat’s an idiot. I need help!!

  122. Happy National Colouring Book Day and Borked Computer Day! I’d love to own a colouring book because, well colouring isn’t just for kids and I think I can manage to steal – I mean borrow – markers from my kids and hide in the bathroom for a bit to colour said colouring book. Ok, thanks. You are awesome.

  123. So happy to hear the tentatively good news!

    I need a copy and would love it. Things are a bit more than a bit rocky and yeah…

  124. I’m a single mum and work 5 jobs. I love your work as you make life feel better. I’d love one of your coloring books.

    Kat W.

  125. Ooo I’ve been wanting to get your coloring book! You are so talented in so many ways πŸ™‚

  126. I would love a copy. Things are really rough right now and I could use all the help I can get.

  127. I went to a ward for my major depression issues and they had your book, ‘furiously happy’ in their little library. It helped me feel better about what I’m going through in life since going to the ward. I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me with your book.
    *I’d also like a coloring book, please. πŸ™‚

  128. My vet called me this morning to let me know that my dog’s swollen jaw looks like bone cancer πŸ™ she’s 12.5 years old, and she’s been my rock over the years. Anything that can distract me right now, would be welcome.

  129. So glad you are having a better day today.
    I purchased your coloring book originally because I am a huge fan and LOVE your books. Can not wait for the next one!! My daughter suffers from depression, anxiety and self harm issues. If I received another copy it would be for her. She is almost 17 and has a hard time understanding there are other people out there that have similar issues.

  130. Looks like I’m late to this party (always and I hate parties), but I would love a colouring book (can you tell I’m a Canadian by the way I spelled that?) anywho sorry to hear about your Mac (I hate them too). Wow, aren’t I a barrel of laughs today, clearly I need to distract myself by colouring hint hint. Oh yeah, how did you like the taxidermied squirrel I sent you? Yippee ki ay mutha f*cker. Sorry it was only a pic, customs is really picky these days (actually I’m lying, I didn’t try to send you one by mail because I know it would have been stopped at the border. (I’m psychic as well as Canadian). Thanks for all you do for us. I feel the urge to apologize now so I’ll just go. Theoldog

  131. I gave one to my son hoping it would help bring about reconciliation and show that he is always loved. Perhaps I should have kept it for myself. I’d love a copy if you are feeling generous. Thank you.

  132. I need one because my current apartment doesn’t have wifi and I need something to keep my sanity when I can’t be browsing for ridiculous gifs to send to my friends or manically searching for dichotomous keys to use one the insects I need to identify to keep my collection properly curated.

  133. I would flip through the blank pages, only coloring in the images in my mind, immobilized by the idea of messing it up. But it will be cherished when I get it one way or another.

  134. Yes, please! Just moved to a new town and need something to do because I don’t have any friends here (yet)πŸ˜”

  135. Oh! Pick me! Pick me! I would love to have a copy of any of your books, but mostly this one. Coloring is so meditative for me, something I need more of in my life right now.

  136. I would love one! This has been a heckuva year and I could use some colouring time.

  137. I would so love a copy of this coloring book, it looks right up my (dangerous) alley.

  138. Yay for the Apple fix.

    I could totally use a coloring book and would love a copy of yours.

  139. A copy would be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance (if i win, that is!)

  140. I would love to win your coloring book! Would totally make my day!

  141. I feel silly asking for a copy because so many others have asked and the odds are not in my favor, but I have nothing to lose. If it’s not too much trouble, can I have a copy? I’m optimistic for you, your hard drive, and your content. I’m extremely relieved that you took a copy of your book with you;I immediately got anxious, overwhelmed, and heartbroken at the thought that your book may have been lost as well. I hope you’re having a great day!

  142. I gave mine to one of my students who was going through a really rough time at the end of last semester. She needed it more than I did at the time. I’d like to have another one for the same reason.

  143. After putting my daughter into a mental hospital for the 3rd time in 2 months.

    This would help immenensly

  144. I would LOVE a copy of your book. I have the other two and I love them. The problem is that I live in Mexico so shipping would be more expensive. Love you, Jenny.

  145. I would love one because I keep giving mine away. Gone through two copies so far.

  146. My friend is starting an ugly divorce and could really use one. I already love my copy.

  147. What a super generous thing to do!! I got one for my daughter for Christmas and hinted that it would be an AWESOME gift for someone (hint hint hintedy hint) yet no one picked up on. Plus I have another daughter who just took up coloring to destress — someone at my house would love it πŸ™‚

  148. I would love a copy. I miss colouring and I’ve been unemployed and struggling with my depression for over a year now.

  149. Hi. I’d really like one. I meant to get myself one as a gift when I finally got a job, but haven’t. Though I’ve been pretty down lately, I have hope in general, and so maybe there are people out there who need it more than me. So I’m like… tossing my hat in the ring for a book? But also sort of saying, you know, not pinning my hopes on it. Not sure how you’re picking winners.

    This is a really awkward comment. Sorry. Love your work. Furiously Happy got me through a really dark time, and I thank you for it.

  150. I am so fortunate not to need one for myself but would love to have one to give to one of my Mental Health patients at my GP surgery.

  151. I’d love one! Nothing relieves the stress of starting college again like a fantastic coloring book! (Especially on a campus where alcohol is not allowed…)

  152. Would love love love one! Your work is always funny, endearing and uplifting

  153. Jenny.
    You inspire me to name and face the quiet fears so long held within. You inspire me to openly discuss and flauntingly accept my idiosyncrasies because they ultimately make me who I am. You inspire me to think up more creative names for my cats. You inspire me to wear dresses that reveal my upper arms. I am so glad you put a picture of a frenetic looking raccoon on the front cover of your book because that is usually how I feel on the inside. While it was the maniacal smile on his face that initially drew me in, it was your openness in sharing your personal narrative with regards to anxiety and depression that kept me hooked. Thank you for helping each of us realize we are truly NOT “the only one in the world” with the weird thoughts, irrational fears, and tiresome obsessions. Thank you for making it “normal” to be “abnormal”.


  154. I want one! (I already have one but know someone else who would love one too)

  155. Oh, I may be to late, but would LOVE! I’m trapped in the foothills (at relative’s) with limited wifi, listening to said relative’s love of The Cheeto Head! Ack!

  156. Everyone should spend time coloring – that is all:)! Thanks for entering me into the grand prize drawing – just like Publisher’s Sweepstakes but different.

  157. I’d love a copy! Im facing major surgery and a long recovery and this would be great while I’m recuperating. Plus, I think you’re totally awesome and having a book from you would be SO cool πŸ™‚

  158. A coloring book woukd be ever-so-nice! Mostly because coloring is therapy for me, but also because today is my birthday!

  159. A coloring book woukd be ever-so-nice! Mostly because coloring is therapy for me, but also because today is my birthday!

  160. I would love to win and get one. More for my mother she has always loved to color it helps her relax and its something that we have shared my whole life. ( fingers crossed)

  161. Would love one! Two kids…one entering puberty…enough said I think πŸ˜‰

  162. Glad to hear the computer (or at least everything on it) is retrievable. OMgosh, I would love to have one of your coloring books. I just visited my 80-something great aunt in assisted living on Monday, and she has gotten into coloring. I could take your book the next time I visit her and we could color together.

  163. Yes, please! This one would complete the set of your books that I own πŸ™‚

  164. Your drawings are so beautiful the way they are but so much more when colored. I love how you express yourself. More people should really let it all out. I think that they would be happier people! Coloring is so relaxing! Yes, please!

  165. Jenny! I pre ordered your book…barely started coloring it and my bi-polar 20 yr old daughter that we are all scared to death for stole it, and then lost it. We had to move last month and now school is back in so…it would be really cool if I won one. I wish she’s stolen it and NOT lost it. I wish it would have spoken to her or she’d stop long enough to absorb it. Thank you for making it. love you

  166. I would love to win and get one. More for my mother she has always loved to color it helps her relax and its something that we have shared my whole life. ( fingers crossed)

  167. I would love one of these, but if I win one, I want to give it to my niece, who is our new biggest fan 😁

  168. I’d love a book! My three kids still have over a month left of summer holiday and I could really use a peaceful escape

  169. I don’t NEED a copy, it’s just a beautiful book! I’ll get a copy some day.

    I’m glad they can potentially save your computer!

  170. Would love to have a copy of your coloring book! Your other two books have made a huge impact on my life. When I read Furiously Happy my kids thought I had lost my mind because I was laughing out loud as I was reading. They hadn’t heard me laugh in months, it also made me realize I would be ok someday and it was OK if that day wasn’t today.

  171. I already have a copy, however, my 14 yr old son loves the book as well and feels bad wanting to color in mine. He would love a copy of his own. He has Tourettes and other issues that make him very antsy and the coloring calms him.

  172. I would love one if you have any left! Thanks for all the laughs! ❀️

  173. I would love a copy!! What a cool way to de-stress AND read some much needed positive affirmations!

  174. I have one and I love it. If I won a second one, I have a friend who would truly appreciate it. If I don’t win, I’ll get her one for Christmas. πŸ™‚

    Happy that you hopefully will get everything back. That’s always so scary!! Our backups got fried by a lightning strike, but we were able to recover the data. So scary!!!

  175. I would love a copy. Mine original copy was absconded by students at work. Cheeky little buggers…

  176. Ooo ooo, pick me, please pick me (as I type this my hand is jutting up and down like “Horshak” would do on “Welcome Back Mr. Kotter”.

  177. I would love one! This is the only one of your books I haven’t read. My sister-in-law’s mother bought your books for my sister-in-law for her birthday, and I’ve been trying to find a nice way to ask to borrow the ones she got to see if this one is one of them. So far, I haven’t figured out a way to do that. Doesn’t mean I won’t quit trying, but this would make it so much easier. πŸ™‚

  178. I would TOTALY LOVE one. I keep meaning to purchase it but get distracted by the energy it takes to survive a day of work, parenting, petting cats and trying to not stab mean people. I love art and coloring and your books (I retell the raccoon washing soap story often).

  179. Since it’s back to school shopping time, I NEED one, so I can buy some new crayons. and markers. and pens. and wine. you know, the necessities.

  180. I have one, but would love a copy to gift to a friend who’s going through Stuff right now. (Good to hear there’s hope for your files!)

  181. I would love one! I introduced my husband to you on audible. He has listedned to both books over and over again. Thank you for being you!

  182. I would really like one of your coloring books. Coloring is one my favorite activities to relax and de-stress.

  183. Hey I’d love to colour more of your drawings. I’ve printed and coloured all the ones you put up on here.

  184. Yes, please!!! Would love a copy!!
    Keeping my fingers crossed for you regarding your ‘puter.

  185. I would love to have a copy!!! Of course, I’d have to scan them into ReColor, because I’m too scared of messing up actual coloring books. Glad I don’t have to explain that to you! 😜❀️

  186. I`m cheap AND stressed so this would be hitting the motherload…( and for further a#* kissing, I really love you)

  187. Hi Jenny,
    The Apple guys and gals are just the best. I would love a coloring book.
    I appreciate your work everyday (Furiously Happy goes with me everywhere and never fails to bring a
    smile to my face.)

  188. Yes, please I could really use a copy. Just recently (1 week agao) got my separated husband out of the ICU for opiate drug withdrawal, and found him in squalor at his place again this morning. It’s hard enough trying to deal with mental health issues of my own, and then add his on top of it. Heavy, heavy burden. And I worry about his 2 cats so much.

  189. I’ve been drooling over your coloring book since it came out but I haven’t let myself spend the money on it. It’s on my bucket list along with having an actual adult conversation with an Amish person and petting a capybara (or holding a hedgehog if no capybaras volunteer).

  190. I so enjoy your writing and your encouragement to those struggling with depression. I would love to experience your coloring book!

  191. I’d love to send this off with my daughter to her first year of college. She’s heading out in about a month and we are all getting anxious. She’d love this.

  192. i’d love one! just about to have my 3rd little boy and will need some good mental health time <3

  193. Glad your computer issues are fixable. I’d love a copy of “You Are Here,” as I have no idea where I am these days, and it might help me figure it out.

  194. I would love a copy to give to my cousin who is going through a hard time right now. Also tentative yay as well for hopefully not losing everything. I just had my hard drive due and lost a bunch of recordings of my dad who passed away 9 years ago :'(

  195. I’ m cheap AND stressed so this would be hitting the motherload…(and for further a#* kissing I really love you)

  196. Bought two of these and gave them to my daughter and her college roommate/bff. I’d really love one of these for myself. Thanks Jenny!

  197. I would love to have a coloring book. Gave one to my daughter and she loves it.

  198. I don’t know how you’ll pick from all the awesome people here, but I would love to throw my name in the hat. I would absolutely adore to have one of your books, especially given from you! You’re amazing <3

  199. Please? Please? Please! I so resonated with your books, I can only imagine how awesome your brain illustrations will be. πŸ˜€

  200. I want one! I’m assuming you can’t give one to everyone so I’m guessing I’ll have to take my happy ass to Amazon. Regardless happy National coloring book day 🀑

  201. I don’t want one for me, I want one for my best friend. We’ve been friends for almost 25 years and she has been through a lot. She has a 4 month old son and deals with major depression and anxiety. I think your book would help her relax and calm het mind.

  202. I’d love a copy.

    Yesterday you wanted to be distracted and asked people what is making them happiest right now? This makes me happy. Win or not. This really makes me happy.

  203. I have a copy, but I would love one to gift to my sister who is having a hard time.
    Thank you!

  204. me me pick me!!
    can we pretend i’m jumping around like a potential Price is Right contestant, because lord who has the energy for that.

    ok great. yay!

  205. I’d love a copy for my boss. Her sister passed away yesterday and she could use the distraction. Thanks for being awesome, as always, Jenny! πŸ’—

  206. I would love one! I can’t bring myself to color in the one I have because I don’t want to mess it up.

  207. As a fellow Mac user (and Mac borker) I feel your pain. I would love a copy of your fabulous book for my daughter. I refuse to give her my signed copy and she could really use the therapy! – hugs and fingers crossed on a painless data recovery. – Stephanie

  208. I would love this.
    I would take it to university with me, I’m excited don’t get me wrong, but I’m freaking out over moving and having to share a room, a small room with someone I don’t know.
    Thanks for the chance.

  209. I’d love one! I recommend your first two books all the time but I haven’t snagged a copy of this one yet. I love your stories! Thank you so much for making me laugh out loud😁

  210. YAY for a computer fix!

    I definitely need one of these for my friend. She somehow doesn’t have it yet and her birthday is coming up!

  211. This is amazing! I would love one if you would like to choose me for one. I’m sure there are more deserving out there but your know, why not try. Also, this book looks magical. But if I don’t win, please tell me I can buy one in Canada.

    Also please tell me there is a Beyonce to colour in there…

    xx Lyn

  212. I’d love one!! I recommend your first two books all the time but I haven’t snagged a copy of this one yet. I love your stories! Thank you for making me laugh out loud😁

  213. I’d love a copy, so I could random surprise gift a friend with it ☺️

  214. How about – got to have. Surgery coming up and I will be house bound for 6 weeks.

  215. This book along with others make me laugh, smile, and feel a little less alone in the world. I’d love to have this coloring book to place beside my Rory figurine that makes me smile and say it’s all okay.

  216. I love to color but have two books to fill already… need more time!! Hooray for a national days… love the randomness of them!

  217. Color all the time, so relaxing. Would love a copy of your book. Love your outlook on life.

  218. This would go amazingly with the coloring teacher lesson plan book I bought for this school year.

  219. Me, please! My seven year-old daughter and I have gotten into a coloring groove and need some new material:)

  220. I would love one please. Colouring books are awesome and really help me.
    By the way, I am loving your book right now. Times are a little tough, and reading your book is a fab distraction.
    You rock!!

  221. I would love one for me!! My 9 year old gets adult coloring books for himself and colors every night he says coloring destressafies him. Maybe it would help me too. Anxiety has taken over!

  222. A friend of mine really loves you, and she’s been having a really hard time finding a job. If she doesn’t get one soon, she’ll likely be deported. She loooves coloring, so is there anyway you can send one to her?

  223. Whispering “Whoopee” about your computer so as not to jinx the outcome with the Universe. I already have one of your fabulously twisted coloring books which is now my favorite one. Previous favorites were “Make Life Your Bitch”, “Go Fuck Yourself – I’m Coloring” and the blockbuster hit “Calm the Fuck Down.” Livin’ the dream!

  224. Please, please, please….(and if I don’t win how can I buy it?????) My daughter and I suffer from sever anxiety and panic attacks. Coloring is part of our therapy during the really hard times!!!

  225. So glad that your data can all be retrieved! Whew! And I love how generous you are. I would love a copy of your beautiful book.

  226. I would love a copy! Your other two books are AMAZING and I recommend them to everyone! Thank you for having such a positive outlook on life even when it’s hard to. Your stories definitely helped me when I needed it.

    Oh, plus coloring is fun!

  227. Long time blog reader, first time commenter. I once stalked you years ago at the Gaylord Texan but was too shy to say hi. (I’m not as creepy as that sounds, I swear!) I have all of your books except this one and would LOVE a copy!

  228. I just bought a copy that should be here any day, but I would love one for my sister. Thank you for your consideration.

  229. Yay! I’m a college professor and always bring coloring materials for my students. They would LOVE this!

  230. I would really like one, please. And good luck with the hard drive! Oof.

  231. Oooo, coloring! I’ve been stressed out lately, so coloring the random images from your head would be awesome.

  232. I’d enjoy one – I really like this one compared to a lot of the other ones out there. Much more unique.

  233. Yes, please, the illustrations are gorgeous! And yay for fixable borking! πŸ™‚

  234. Hurray for hump day and for coloring books. Glad to hear your computer hasnt totally died. Wine slushies for all!

  235. I would love one please!
    I am a huge fan and your books have been a tremendous help to my own anxiety and depression

  236. I’d love one! I looked for it at our local Books Inc but didn’t find any copies.

  237. I’d like to toss my hat into the “chance to win a book” ring as well, if only so that I can give it to a friend of mine who I think could really use it. Except I don’t remember which friend I was thinking could use it. But I do remember thinking it, so there’s that.

  238. I would love a copy of your coloring book. It looks fantastic! I really enjoy reading your blog and your books. I read them little by little rather than plowing through, so they last longer. Very funny and helps me relax.
    So, thank you for that!

  239. Pick me, pretty please?! I want to color and frame some for my little girl’s room. She’s only 7 but already needs constant reminders that she’s a bad ass mofo who doesn’t need to take any shit πŸ˜‰

  240. I would love a copy. In the midst of a major flare (RA and Fibro) plus anxiety and depression are making for a lethal combination. Add unemployed and applying for disability to the mix too.

  241. I don’t need one – but I wanted to let you know I have one and I’m pretty sure I’ve colored it all in:) Your words next to the images were just perfect and exactly what I needed, thank you.

  242. Wow! Overwhelming response, eh? I’d totally love to be entered into your coloring book drawing (get it?)! If I don’t win, I’ll just have to buy one– I’ve wanted it for so long πŸ™‚ Thanks!!

  243. I never post in these things (to win stuff), but things suck right now and I’ve been feeling horribly fragile and maybe this will help. So, yes please, if you can spare a coloring book.

  244. I have your coloring book, but a friend has experienced a shit storm of family battles, death of a loved one, and more. I would love the copy so that I can give it to her.

  245. I would love one for me, but I’d really love one for a friend of mine who does art therapy and is a counselor. Early Christmas present, anyone?

  246. You are so sweet to do this. I have a copy (which I can’t bear to color, by the way), so I will not be throwing my hat into this particular ring. Thank you for being so generous and always thinking of others. You are a force of nature. Blessings on you and your household. XOXOXOX

  247. I am so glad that your computer isn’t totally borked!!!

    I would love one. You are such an inspiration and I have been having a rough year so far. I blame my brain.

    Even if I don’t get one I hope you know how awesome you are!

  248. I am so glad that your computer isn’t totally borked!!!

    I would love one. You are such an inspiration and I have been having a rough year so far. I blame my brain.

    Even if I don’t get one I hope you know how awesome you are!

  249. Yay for only temporary borkage!

    And I’d like one, if you care to send one to me. πŸ™‚ If not, I understand. There will be a shitload of people asking and I know you only have so much to go around.

  250. Getting a copy of this coloring book would make me Furiously Happy! 😊

  251. I need a copy of your book, because of the needs I have. If I am coloring in a book maybe I won’t have to color the walls. Also I live nearby. As in you know the little state of Texas and you know that in itself is good reason to color in your book. Glad your hard drive is still hard and not melty.

  252. Oh goodness, yes! To make a long story short, the people buying our house have been “almost approved” for their mortgage for nearly 2 months and that deal and the deal on our (absolutely perfect for us in every way) new house are both about to fall through. I need to color!

  253. I would love a copy. I love your books and your blog. You are such an amazing woman.

  254. Do I want one? HELL YEAH! I want a copy of You Are Here. I need an owner’s manual for my dangerous mind.

  255. MTBF= Mean Time Before Failure. All devices and hard drives have a known number of hours of “life” before they “die.” Poor quality electricity- which is most of us who live in cities where the power plant is decades-old- subject a very sensitive device to what feels like a lively ocean wave of unpredictable highs and lows. Both are terribly wearing to the instrument. Never plug these devices directly into a wall. Instead, use a surge protector as a buffer. Money spent here on quality protection pays for itself in longer computer life.

    If you’re a fan of the (cough real movie Blade Runner) you remember that this is why Rutger Hauer’s Nexus-6 character, a Replicant, and his friends risked their lives to come to the home planet where their creator lived within the Tyrell Corporation.
    They wanted to know how much life they had left.

  256. I would love a pdf copy. I cannot handle paper due to an allergy. Thank you.

  257. I’m so glad your computer is okay – mines been out for awhile and I can relate to the sense of helplessness! I would love one of your books, but no pressure!

  258. I’ve been pining for one since they came out, but haven’t been able to convince myself I need one. But I do!

  259. yay for positive diagnosis on the files! & I’d love a coloring book! πŸ˜‰ an owners manual would be fun.

  260. I sooooo need one! It’s almost my birthday and I’m starting a new job. Please help me find some relief now that I’m not teaching yoga on the regular anymore!

  261. I would love one as well. How will you ever wade through all of these?

  262. I would be so fucking furiously happy if I had one of these bad girls to put some ink down!
    Thanks for the chance

  263. I don’t need one for myself, but to give to a coworker who is having a hard time and who needs one. And thank you.

  264. How generous. I would love a copy but admit I would likely give as a gift to another follower because I’m dying to make her day as she does for so many. I know she adores you as she should be adored. I also know she would share so it means a coloring date. bresmum@yahoo.com

  265. zomg! I loved your two first books and I would love this one! (it is already on my birthday wishlist!! (Im turning 30 in september) soooo yeah I would love one!

  266. I would LOVE to have a copy of You Are Here. I went to your book signing for Furiously Happy but had to leave early so I never got it sgned. Please keep writing! Your work and your story have helped me so much. Thank you!

  267. I am a big ole depression and anxiety ball and have recently discovered that coloring actually helps. It’s so nice to find something that helps and isn’t medication, I take so many mess now that I’m sure if I cut my neck open, I would be a PEZ dispenser. That sounded weird and gross didn’t it? And it makes for a incredibly weird visual.

    I would dearly love to have one of your coloring books, not just to help soothe my brain, but to complete my Jenny collection. I also want to show my kids that a “title” (teacher, author, chef, ect) doesn’t define you. You are a author, AND you are a amazing artist. See? The title doesn’t define you. Does this make sense? Or is the migraine affecting my ability to communicate too?

    Anyway, hooray for backups (which I never do) and for the Apple Store fixing your computer…by next week!! Thanks Jenny for making the world a brighter place.

  268. I would love to have one, I’ve not been able to get one yet… πŸ™

  269. I have never had a coloring book. Please pick me, Jenny! And congrats on the semi-positive good vibes with your computer situation.

  270. I’d love a copy. I’m a terrible colorer and need all the practice I can get.

  271. Need for my girl who struggles every day……….but so far she’s winning!

  272. I need a colouring book. Well not need but want. I want to find happiness in all areas of my life but in order to do that I must learn to embrace the simple things in life like…well…colouring. thank you!