ALL THE HIGH FIVES!

YOU GUYS.

Do you know what this is?  This is the finished final draft of my next book, which I have finally turned into my wonderful and incredibly patient editor.  WHOOP!

Not the actual title, obviously

Every time I write a book I think it’s the last one… that I’ll never be funny again, that I don’t have the focus or energy to finish.  That I’ve run out of life and of stories.  And I did for a bit, which is why I’m turning this in far behind the deadline that was set.  I work slow…slower than most writers, I think.  I work around depression and anxiety and assorted bullshit and I delete two pages for every three I write BUT in the end, I am left with stories.  They are stories I’m proud of, even though so many of them involve the most ridiculous moments of my life.

So today I breathe a quick sigh of relief and celebrate this small (but enormous for me) victory.  And tomorrow I leave for Italy, where we have not planned properly at all and will spend 6 days getting lost as we celebrate Hailey’s and Victor’s birthdays.  And then I’ll come back and get notes from my editor and begin the process again.

And that’s a very good thing.

Thank you for seeing me through.

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  1. Giddy up! I can’t wait, Jenny! Congrats on awesome things happening.

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  2. Way to rock it! You’re amazing and I can’t wait to read this. Have a fantastic trip.

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  3. I can’t wait to read your new book.

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  4. Can’t wait for the audiobook! Chop chop!

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  5. Congratulations – can’t wait to read it!

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  6. Yay, you!!!! Looking forward to reading it. 🙂

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  7. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read more of your amazing stories – you are an amazing storyteller and am so glad you are gifting those stories with us.

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  8. Cannot wait for the audiobook! Chop chop

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  9. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it.

    Hope you have a wonderful time in Italy.

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  10. YOU ROCK! I look forward to pre-ordering this as soon as possible.

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  11. YAY! Looking forward to reading (and listening, I hope – I love your audiobook narration 🙂 )

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  12. Congratulations! You are AWESOME! I don’t know how you juggle everything! Have so much fun in Italy. Have lots of pasta and bread. I can’t wait to see and read about the crazy treasures you find! Safe travels.

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  13. Wahoo! Have a wonderful trip!

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  14. I think that should be the title.

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  15. Congratulations! I’m so looking forward to your new book! (And just about anything you write, book, facebook post, tweet, blog post… Everything is wonderful!)

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  16. Yay! Congratulations!

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  17. Mazel tov, Jenny!

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  18. Yaaaaaaaay! :kermitflail.gif:
    Also this, ” I work slow…slower than most writers, I think.” I can think of a couple of authors you’re significantly faster than. Don’t worry, you’ve got this.
    SO proud of you. Well done, Jenny!!!

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  19. I love that title! Can’t wait to read it!

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  20. huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge CONGRATS AND HUGS AND STUFF!

    (My PhD took 9 years, SO.)

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  21. CANNOT WAIT. PUBLICATION DATE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    (Probably next year. Baby steps. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

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  22. Congrats to you! Happy Birthday to Hailey and Victor!
    Good things are wonderful, can’t wait to get my hands into your new book!!!

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  23. I cannot wait to read it! You’re amazing! Enjoy your trip…adventures while lost and all!

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    Carla Peterson

    WOO HOO! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

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  25. I have no personal experience to base this on, but I rather suspect it would not suck to be lost in Italy.

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  26. Took JD Salinger ten years to write CTR. You’re in good company.

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  27. I cannot wait to read it! Enjoy your trip…adventures while getting lost and all!

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  28. Probably a NYT bestseller already. Just sayin’.

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  29. I cannot wait to read it! Enjoy your trip…adventures while getting lost and all!

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  30. So excited for you!! Way to go… and I can’t wait to read it!

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  31. Can not wait to read it!

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  32. Many congratulations, Jenny! Can’t wait to read it!! Have a wonderful time in Italy!! And happy birthday to Hailey and Victor!

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  33. Congratulations on your major accomplishment! Can’t wait for the book to come out!

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  34. Mazel tov, Jenny!! You’re a frickin’ champ.

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  35. YAAAAAAAAAAASSSSS!!!!!!

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  36. Fab.YOU.lous. So exciting! Your work (book, blog post, Instagram, whatever) is always worth waiting for, so you take as long as you need. Just reminding yourself, when you get down, blocked or flat out messed up, that there are hordes of us out here that adore you! Have a lovely time in Italy with your family, do all the wonderfully weird things you can find, and tell us about it when you get back!!

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  37. Hooray!!! Congratulations and Bon Voyage

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  38. YYYAAAAAASSSS!!!! You give me hope that maybe I can actually finish the book I started!! And when it’s done, maybe it’ll will find a home Nowhere! LOL. CONGRATULATIONS!! It’s a huge win!! (selfishly, for all of us, too!!)

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  39. Can I have one now? Even if it’s just PDF that i have to print out? I AM SO EXCITED.

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  40. Happy done day! And Italy is the best place to celebrate anything. Have the best of times!

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  41. OMG I cannot wait to read it!! Also I vote for Judy Snarland for cover. (I privately call her Joan Clawford, but that’s just me)

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  42. Congrats!!! Super excited and can’t wait to get my eyeballs on your new masterpiece!

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  43. Yay! Best news I’ve had all year!!

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    Sandy Warren Ackley

    OMG I cant wait!!!!!

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  45. I really hope you do keep the title, and realize that you are not the slowest. I am still working on my first, so there ya go! (also see: George RR Martin. It takes him a long time but is worth it)

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  46. Congratulations, Jenny! You could probably fly all the way to Italy on the wave of collective joy this post just set off among your tribe! Have a wonderful trip – and all the best birthday wishes to Victor and Hailey!

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  47. Congratulations! Things like this are really beyond exciting!

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  48. HELL YEAH……ROCK ON SISTER!!!!

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  49. I can’t wait to read it!

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  50. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Being able to read your writing has literally saved me… Please don’t ever stop!

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  51. Woohoo!!! Love you. Your books have literally saved my lifehugs

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  52. This is such great news! And you will never stop being funny. Ever. It comes so naturally to you, that it will never stop.

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  53. I can’t wait to read it!

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  54. Getting lost is the best way to do Italy.

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  55. YAY!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. Oh My God!!! I’m so happy for you!
    Okay and selfishly i’m thrilled another Jenny Book is going to out!!!!

    I’m waiting very excitedly and with much wiggly bouncing for the shopping and buying and READING day!!

    CONGRATULATIONS! Ms. Jenny Lawson!!
    And a huge !!THANK YOU!! for writing my next favorite book in the whole world!

    ~Rebecca~

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  57. Amaze! And I think that would make a kicking title. I’d buy it!

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  58. Awesome lady, can’t wait to read it! Enjoy getting lost, have too much fun!!!!

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  59. I am sooo happy for you Jenny. Amazing achievement and huge relief for you. Have a great time in Italy!

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  60. OMFG that is incredible! I am doing a happy dance for you and offering up high fives. Many to you and also to your avid fans and pals. Congratulations! I can’t even imagine the hard work that went into your draft. I am so looking forward to it’s release!

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  61. Jenny, I would read your grocery list because I have no doubt it would be hilarious. You’re brilliant. I don’t mind if you’re slow. I’ll wait.

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  62. Yay! I can’t wait to read the book! Any clue on a release date? When can we preorder? (I know. I know. I will wait. Just not patiently.)

    And enjoy Italy. It’s amazing.

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    Angelean Hendrix

    OMG, I wish that was really the title!

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  64. YAY! Excited to read it! Definitely you should keep that title!

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  65. Congrats!!!

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  66. Whoo-hoo!!!!!!! Congrats on finishing and enjoy your well deserved time off in Italy.

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  67. Omfg, can’t wait! Congratulations on finishing!
    OMFG IT’S DONE is a great title. It would certainly draw attention.

    Have a great time on your trip! Sometimes you find the best places when lost.

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  68. Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to read it and add it to my collection. And you can even have a launch party at Nowhere Books!!!!

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  69. I’m kinda actually feelin’ that title. Subtitle: “I Finished This So My Editor Won’t Bother Me While I’m On Vacation.”

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  70. OMFG CONGRATS! Best news I’ve heard all week. And I think you should stick with that working title.

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    Denise Velarde

    SWEET! We will be waiting (somewhat) patiently, Enjoy your trip and happy birthday to Victor and Hailey – we will also be looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

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  72. Congrats Jennyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Your honesty and NATURAL comedy voice, and most importantly all you have done for mental health awareness has been such a gift!! I’m working on my 1st book and its a memoir/essay format so I’m calling it my MESSMOIR! xoxo

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  73. Yay you! And have fun getting lost in Italy 🙂 that’s generally how you find the real cool stuff!

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  74. This is wonderful news, so excited for the next book since now it seems that there is an end in site!

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  75. WOOHOO!! You’re awesome. Enjoy every unplanned second of your trip and congratulations, what a great accomplishment! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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  76. Highest of high fives!

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  77. Excellent! For what it’s worth, by my painfully slow writing standards, I think you’re pleasingly prolific.

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  78. congratulations!!!!!
    And, I cannot wait to read it. Yay!

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  79. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    I can’t wait to read it. Good for you.

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  80. Congratulations! I think that is a fantastic title for your book.

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  81. Congrats on a HUGE accomplishment! Now go celebrate with gelato 🙂

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  82. I am so excited!!!! Congrats on seeing the success with all of your hard work!

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    LeAnn Woodward

    Congrats! I can’t wait to read your next one! I will keep buying your books as long as you are writing them! ❤ ❤

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  84. Congratulations!! I’m so excited for you! If you get a chance in Rome, get gelato from Giolitti’s!

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  85. Congratulations!A victory lap is in order!

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  86. WHOOP WHOOP! CAN’T WAIT TO READ IT!!!!

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  87. Awesome news. It’s a huge accomplishment to write a book! I will have to re-read Furiously again while I wait for the new one. Enjoy Italy

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  88. Congratulations! Also, Italy is wonderful, even if you just wander around, you will love it. Enjoy!

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  89. Yay!

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  90. It isn’t small! It isn’t small for anyone! It’s super-dooper-ginormous. High 10! loses balance and trips over cat

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  91. You are definitely NOT the slowest writer; that would be me. Congrats! Can’t wait to read this one!

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  92. Congratulations. I know exactly how that feels, and it is the BEST feeling. Looking forward to reading it!

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  93. So what you are saying is this is the happiest day ever for all of your fans!!!! I have to have the audiobook version so keep going. Thanks for all you do. I listen to Furiously Happy like it is a hit song. Over and over. You are always funny.

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  94. 🎉🎉🎉BRAVO!🎉🎉🎉

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  95. Congratulations! Have a great trip…

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  96. I AM ACTUALLY DANCING AT MY DESK!! WOOOO HOOO! JENNY HAS A NEW BOOK SO I HAVE A NEW BOOK AND I CAN’T WAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTT!! WHAT A FRIDAY!!! WAY TO BRING IT HOME LADY! XOXOXOXOXStacy

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  97. Woot!! What a feeling!! Congratulations!!

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  98. Unplanned and lost in Venice is one of the best weekends I’ve had, so don’t worry. I never did find that kid in the red cape though.
    And well done over the book. I think anyone who writes one in time for their first, second or third deadline is an overachiever 🥳

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  99. Woot! Congrats, Jenny! That’s wonderful news! I can’t wait to read it… =)

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  100. YAY! I am SO looking forward to reading this one! Thank you!

    And have a blast in Italy!

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  101. Jenny, I’m so excited! I have read Furiously Happy over again at least 10 times and it never fails to make me laugh! I can’t wait to read this one 20 times!

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  102. Yea! Congratulations! You’re having quite the summer… finished another best-seller, moving forward with a kick-ass bookstore, going to Italy… You’re breaking all the barriers of depression by doing meaningful and positive shit. Plus, I’m sure there’s plenty that you haven’t told us about.

    Have a great trip and come back with more to share! Congratulations again!!!

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  103. YAY!!!! We’re so lucky to have you! xo

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    Carole Samuelson

    Brilliant! I am looking forward to reading it. I hope you’ll come to San Diego again for your book tour!!!

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  105. Yay! Congratulations! I’m so excited and happy for you. You are an inspiration to all who live with depression and anxiety. Italy will be a nice breather, yeah?

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  106. Congratulations on finishing your book!! Have fun in Italy! We just got back from Germany and my phone somehow locked itself during my flight, I had all of the hotel info, where to get off the train, etc., stored in my phone so I didn’t have to carry a bunch of stuff… Finally had to go to a local store after getting off the train at what I hoped was the right stop. Found a tractor supply company because there were no taxis anywhere. They were nice enough to give me a ride to my hotel, so I gave him my chocolates I had bought to snack on but didn’t.

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  107. squeeeeeee! That’s so awesome!!! Ohhh I can’t wait to read it! Oh, and I love the name of the document on the bottom of that page, it seems like a lot of writers do that (I’m currently working on a document titled ‘FULL Remy-story FINAL EDIT’!)

    Can’t wait to see all the awesome pictures/posts from Italy, I love living vicariously through your family!

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    Andie (your biggest fan) Sarjeant

    That is fantastic in so many ways! For you as a literary artist, for those of us who love and appreciate your creations and for your family as they can see and feel your relief! Enjoy every second of your trip! Hit both Pompey and Herculaneum (they are close to one another but experienced different volcanic outcomes so the results are not the same). One has skeletons frozen in position while the other has the plaster molds of the outer bodies. Post pics for all of us jealous kids at home. 😁

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  109. I would SO buy a book called OMFG It’s Done. Brilliant title. 🙂 I’m sure whatever it is you’re actually calling it will be equally ‘can’t wait to buy’-ish.

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  110. Congrats! I can’t wait to read it. And no one is slower than George R.R. Martin.

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  111. Quality, not quantity. That’s why we are all willing to wait!

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  112. Congratulations! Eagerly waiting to read it.

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  113. Congratulations on finishing your book!! Wahooo! I am selfishly very excited…because I’ll get to read it! So, congratulations to me, too!
    Enjoy Italy…getting lost there is the very best way to see it!

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  114. Yippee on the book! And I am going to assume you are not going to Italy Texas but the country shaped like a boot, so go have ALL the fun and give those Italians something to talk about! You represent us well!!!!

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  115. Congrats!! I can’t wait I have have loved the other 2 plus the coloring book couldn’t put them down literally!!

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  116. This is a huge victory for ALL of us, Jenny! Your books are gems and verbal and comic miracles. Thank you for writing! Have a lovely time in Italy!

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  117. YAY!!!!!! When can I pre-order the book? (Also, I wouldn’t have been surprised if that was the actual title.)

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  118. CONGRATULATION!!! You are amazing and I cant wait to read all of your stories that help me and many others through our depression/anxiety/oatmeal wading days!

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  119. Congrats! Have fun in Italy! I was supposed to go to Italy on Tuesday with my husband but the horrible tour operator changed the date, stole the money when we asked for refunds & said we forfeit any chance to go if the trip ever happens.

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  120. Finishing writing a book is not a small victory. It’s huge. You rock! Enjoy the trip:)

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  121. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read the book or to hear about your trip to Italy and all the adventures thereof. Safe travels and have fun.

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  122. Why is that not the actual title? I like it.

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    Desiree Fawn

    Omg yessssss. I can’t wait!!!

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  124. Yeah!!!!

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  125. Can’t wait to read it. Let us know when it hits the shelf. Your BOOKS are the funniest I have ever read.

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  126. Congratulations and thank you for being you! Have a great trip!

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  127. So many congratulations and happy jumping up and down hugs to you! And to me because I cannot wait to read it (and savor it and re-read the parts that really resonate and read the funniest parts to my husband even though he’ll have no idea and I love it already!)

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  128. Many congrats!
    Safe travels to, during and from.

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  129. I will be waiting with bated breath!

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    Samantha Logan

    Couldn’t have gotten a better email after a long day at work!! Congratulations!!!

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  131. Congratulations!!! And enjoy Italy with your family!

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  132. A new Jenny book? SO EXCITED!!! Congratulations!!

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  133. I so admire your ability to take control over your liiiffee! Way to go!
    I may have accidentally quit working to be an artist full time, but with getting paid $0/day, I don’t know how creative professionals do it! Thanks for motivating.

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    Deborah Cook

    Can you please time the opening of your bookstore to coincide with the release of your book so we can all flock there to haul in lots of signed copies while hanging out in Nowhere???

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  135. Congratulations! I look forward to reading it when it’s ready 🙂

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  136. We can’t wait to read this new book!!! Enjoy Italy! Hoping to go on a trip there on our 10th wedding anniversary next year! 😃

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  137. You are living life to the fullest and it’s beautiful and exciting to see! I love seeing wonderful things happen to and for wonderful people. 🙂

    You also have true fans…regardless of when you release your next book your readers (like me) will happily scoop those up stat!!! 👍👍👍

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  138. So proud of and happy for you!! Have a lovely crazy Italian time!

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  139. Best news I’ve heard all day!! Can’t wait to read and listen!

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  140. Oh, have the best time getting lost in Italy! What could be better? All you have to do there is eat!

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  141. Yahoo!! You are allowed to work at your own pace. Can’t wait to read it. Will probably preorder it when possible! 🙂

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  142. I CANNOT wait !!!! I was just listening to your first one today for the 5 millionth time ! You are the best !

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  143. I’m so excited ! I CANNOT wait !!!! I was just listening to your first one today for the 5 millionth time ! You are the best !

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  144. Congratulations! Now you can heave a big sigh of relief, relax and enjoy your trip!

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  145. YES!!! Can’t wait to read it. Enjoy your well deserved holiday in Italy. It’s a special place.

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  146. I’m pretty sure finishing a book would be an enormous achievement for anyone. 🙂 Congrats & enjoy Italy!!! ❤

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  147. Girl, you are such a rock star! What an inspiration. I cannot wait for that book!! Enjoy Italy…can’t wait to see what adventures you all have!!

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  148. I’m so happy for you, Jenny! That’s really awesome!

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  149. Hooray Jenny!
    I can’t wait to read it! Have an awesome time in Italy!

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  150. I need a GIANT PRE-ORDER NOW button! Can someone please find me one? Can’t wait!

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  151. This is fantastic news Jenny

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  152. Congratulations!
    And I also really like the title.

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  153. CONGRATS!! So happy for you! I can’t wait for it to hit the shelves!

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    Kathy Eschbach

    Congratulations!!! I cannot wait to read the new book. Happy birthday to Hailey and Victor. Enjoy your trip to Italy. I’m jealous and look forward to seeing the pictures.

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  155. Jenny, I just recently found your blog/books/ and I have read them and listened to them to audible over and over again. You have helped me be more vocal about my mental illness, forgive myself more on my bad days, and inspired me to write again (a hobby and dream I had set aside for many years because I think anyone would think I was funny or get my weird sense of humor). I am so beyond excited for this next book, and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for continuing to tell your stories.

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    Leslie Zvolanek

    All and Each of you, have an adventure filled vacation in Italy, awash in the glow of one more book, a tough and satisfying job, Well Done!! Not knowing Italian, Good Journey to you!

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  157. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!!!!

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  158. Please, please please read the audio again. Love hearing you telling your own stories ❤

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  159. OMFG — yes!!!! Hurray!

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  160. How exciting! Can’t wait to read it!

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  161. I know you said that’s not the actual title, but I think it should be.

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  162. Congrats and safe travels!!!! I’m so excited for you that you finished before Italy!!!

    I sent my first agent query letter for my novel last Monday. I am equal parts terrified that she’ll want to work with me as I am that she will not. The novel is about a shape shifter finding love with an obsessive sock knitter. I dream of someday doing a reading Nowhere! 🙂

    Enjoy Italy!!!!

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  163. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💜💜💜

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  164. Maybe that SHOULD be the actual title?

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  165. Way to go, fabulous woman! Congratulations!! Bon voyage! Love you!

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  166. THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I HAVE RECEIVED SINCE FINDING OUT I WASN’T PREGNANT AFTER HAVING SEX BECAUSE I WANTED TO DOUBLE CHECK THAT I WASN’T APPALLED BY BALLS AND STILL SUPER GAY. 🙌 I am so gay. Anyway. Jenny, way to fucking go!! Enjoy Italy and revel in this accomplishment. I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK!!

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    Amanda Andrew

    You are an amazing inspiration!

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  168. PLEASE leave that as the title. Love it ❤ Have a good vacation!!

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  169. Congratulations. Virtual Champagne and confetti!! Big hugs! Have a great time in Italy.

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    Athena Demetriades Hartwig

    Woo hoo!! You did it girl!! High five!
    Now check out my Facebook for a picture of our 2 day old chick with her momma. Cause it will make you smile!!
    And have a relaxing evening

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  171. You did the thing! Have an awesome trip. Get lost, relax, eat all the gelato and who cares if anything is planned. You’ll all have fun because you’ll be together doing whatever you want.
    Keep kicking ass because it’s a real inspiration.

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  172. I’m so excited! Your books have inspired me so greatly (and living with anxiety), and I cannot wait for this new one. ❤️

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  173. FUCK YEAH!

    Oh god I can’t wait for this to be finished because I fucking LOVE your books, Jenny. 🙂

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    Enchanted Ace

    Yay that’s so exciting. I hope your editor is quick reading that because I can’t wait to get a copy in my hands. Well done Jenny and enjoy Italy.

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  175. So excited for you!! I’m sure it will be epic!

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  176. I know of few that would call it a small victory. Although many of us see our OWN victories that way, so there’s that. Have a great time in Italy!

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  177. So excited!

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  178. Congrats on sticking with it. Have a wonderful time in Italy. Try the pizza in Naples, it is THE BEST!

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  179. Woohoo!! Now go make more life stories for book #4!

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  180. YOU are the very best! I can’t wait to read it!

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  181. Whoohoo! Congratulations and enjoy Italy without the burden of writing!

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  182. congratulations! Have a great trip!

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    Jennifer Firestone

    This is absolutely amazing and wonderful news! I can’t wait to read it. Hopefully you also release it as an audio book too – it is extra delightful when you narrate your books too 🙂

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  184. by the way, that is not a small feat for anyone. kudos to you!! and woohoo!!!!! you rock! enjoy it at!

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  185. Very much SHOULD be the actual title!

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    Amber Bartlett

    So proud of you. So proud!

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  187. We love to read all your “ridiculous moments”, they bring joy to our lives. Can not wait to read the next installment. Have a fun filled, safe trip.

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  188. A new Jenny Lawson book!!! Best news and totally made my day! Go you and yay for all of us who can’t wait to read it!

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  189. Congratulations! I am looking forward to reading this new books. Have a great adventure in Italy.

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  190. Congratulations and well done! We’re all looking forward to spending more time laughing with you. 🙂

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    Ann O’Sullivan

    I can’t breathe I’m so excited. Baby steps lead to leaps, you’ve proved that to us. Still astonished you have been able to focus and do this. Yikes, freakin amazing.

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    AJ-the short one

    WHOOP Indeed! Super congratulations on finishing and also keeping secret from us how close to finishing you have been! So, when do our ARC copies get here? Just kidding ya, but bet you have lots of volunteers. Enjoy sunny Italy! 💕💕💕💕💕

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    Susan Bernet

    Congratulations! And enjoy Italy

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  194. Omg I’m so excited…..another book!!! I just finished your first one, read the second one first. Now that I’m done I want more!

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  195. Audio book is a must – no one can tell a story like you and in your tones.

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  196. CONGRATS JENNY! You’re a true inspiration!

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    Margot Williams

    WOOOHOOOO!!!!

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  198. Can’t wait to read the next book!! Have a wonderful time on your trip!

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    mimi b mcbroom

    Can’t wait to have you in my head again. Enjoy your well earned vacation.

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  200. Yay! Congratulations! You won’t get lost, that’s literally what GPS ladies are for. The GPS lady won’t betray you in Italy.

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  201. Oh, Jenny, I am so happy for you, and, selfishly, thrilled for me! I can’t wait to read it! Congratulations!

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  202. In my opinion timing doesn’t matter. Battling through huge obstacles like depression and anxiety makes you a warrior (and oftentimes warriors need a rest, so we can gather our strength to fight on) I believe anything you write is worth the wait and I’m so glad we have another book to look forward to! I love your writing, your sense of humor, and your tenacity. Most of all I appreciate that you help me realize that I’m wonderful even with flaws like depression and anxiety…that I’m not alone in my strangeness and awkwardness. You make me laugh hysterically and help me to learn to accept and enjoy myself just as I am and I adore you so hard for that!
    Hope y’all have an amazing trip ❤

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  203. So excited for you…and us!! Have a blast in Italy and bring back even more stories. Also, please don’t compare yourself to other writers. Everyone does things at their place, no matter what it is. And you have all of us supporting you.

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  204. Oh goodie!!! I can’t wait to read it! Congrats on all your hard work and muddling through. I hope Italy is the least stressful thing you’ve done all year, and I look forward to hearing about it in your blog when you get back, (or in your next book, whenever that may be…)

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    Bill E Stevens

    We appreciate how hard you work to feed our hearts and funny bones, Jenny. This opus looks like a magnum.

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  206. I love you Jenny!🥰

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  207. SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  208. Congratulations!! You should be so proud of yourself!

    I recently watched an uplifting short anime I think you might really like. It’s called My Roommate Is A Cat, and it’s free on CrunchyRoll. It’s about a writer with social anxiety, and I just feel like it might be right up your alley.

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  209. How exciting a new and wonderful trip!

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  210. Thank you so much for being you and bringing this tribe of wonderful people together. Thank you for spending so very much time writing books, we love them all! Have a great time in Italy!

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  211. Congrats 🎊 can’t wait

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  212. Thank you, for sharing your stories.

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  213. I am so amazed by you! And proud of you being able to actually write books around your illnesses. And I will pre-order from Amazon the second it becomes available because I love every word you write!

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  214. Looking forward to reading your new book. Have a great time in Italy …it’s a wonderful place ..you’ll have a great time.

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  215. Awesome! Love reading your books. And who says theres a time frame for writing books. I took years on my first and currently have 3 in progress. Cant wait to read this one. Have a great trip!
    Shannon
    smcconnell7.sm@gmail.com

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  216. Congratulations!

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  217. Can’t wait! The very best thing is getting your books on audible so you can read them to me when I’m having a shitty day and need to laugh with someone who doesn’t judge my sense of humor 🙃

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  218. Good for you! Hope you enjoy Italy. Cannot wait to read about your adventures!

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  219. This is the best thing that has happened to me in the entire month. You have another book. I could cry with happiness.
    Also, Let’s pretend this never happened was on my reading list for this year. This is a book I will be (re)reading for school. I feel the need to tell you this.

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  220. I am high five-ing you like crazy over here! So excited to read another one of your books, which will surely be a balm to my soul like your others were. So happy for you! Enjoy Italy.

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  221. Yay Jenny! Good job once again! Wishing you all a lovely time in Italy. On a somewhat related note: there is an Oddities and Curiosities Expo that travels the country and it sounds right up your alley. Here is a link to the article: https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/get-creeped-out-and-freaked-out-at-this-oddities-expo/96048

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  222. Boom goes the dynamite!! I’m looking forward to reading it.

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  223. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY 😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  224. YAAASSSS KWEEN!!!!!!!! This makes me so happy and impatient! (No pressure, editor.)

    Also, your filename? We’d never confuse our manuscripts. Because mine are manuscriptfinalFINAL_FINALWITHTWEAKS_FINAL!!!_corr.scriv and yours are the other way round. We are geniuses of organisation.

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  225. Congratulations!! That is great news!!

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  226. Yay!!! So excited for you! Lookin forward to reading it, and by the way… I LOVE the current title. 😂

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  227. Woohoo. I need a 3rd audiobook for those sleepless nights. You rock reading your own books Jenny, I can’t imagine it any other way!

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  228. I can hardly wait!!!!

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  229. This is very exciting news! As far as you being a slower writer than most….all I can say is that you have GRRM beat, hands down. It took him 5 years to write Game of Thrones, the first in the Song of Ice & Fire series, and 6 years to write A Dance with Dragons which is the 5th and latest book published in this series. That was back in 2011. It’s 2019 and he is still working on book number 6. You are kicking his ass! And while his stories are amazing, your’s are uplifting and inspiring and give people hope…because so many of us have been in dark places. You help us find the light again. Keep up the amazing work!

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  230. Already looking forward to it! So exciting! I love that you’re so real in your stories & blog … helps so many people with mental illness feel not so alone & others who don’t understand just a bit more. You’re fabulous!

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  231. so excited- gonna pre-order! i need more of you in my life.

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  232. OH. MY. GOD-DUH!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAY!!!! I’ve read and listened to your other books so often I almost know them by heart…

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  233. I think your tribe understands that its not easy work, even when you love it. But since you are our favorite writer and we feel so connected to you through that work, you putting yourself through the struggle to let us read more is appricate. Thank you ❤

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