And the winner is …

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… Jeanie! There were 17 entries, I listed them basically in the order in which they were posted (with people who also posted the entry to Facebook getting an extra shot) then went to a random number generator online and rolled the virtual 17-sided die. I’m happy that the book will be going to a good home!

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Yup, it was held in a church … we’re all going to hell.

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Me and a small human-sized Rory!

I did get to see Jenny Lawson in person last week — and if you have the chance, you should definitely go out of your way to do so as well. She read from the book for about 30 minutes and hearing it in her own voice? Really amazing. And absolutely hilarious. And then she took questions for 30 minutes … I was a little bummed that she stopped reading, but it turns out that her extemporaneous answers to questions was *also* hilarious. She’s an amazing woman and deserves all the attention that she gets. I did not get a chance to have the books signed — the line was oh-so-long — but the experience was more than well worth it.

And here’s another great interview with Jenny Lawson. And here’s her book tour schedule in case she’s coming to a bookstore near you!

One last thing: reading about depression and mental illness on The Bloggess site was definitely an influence when it came to me starting to have the conversation on my own blog about it. It’s tough being vulnerable and admitting to something you consider a flaw or weakness, but the chorus of “you’re not alone” make it so much easier. So, thank you to everyone out there that’s been so supportive — I appreciate it more than y’all know.

 


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4 comments

  1. “It’s tough being vulnerable and admitting to something you consider a flaw or weakness, but the chorus of “you’re not alone” make it so much easier.” Isn’t this true? I am with you. Vulnerability loves company. And it draws it. Did you feel that? Very electrifying.

  2. I’d never heard of Jenny Lawson until you and then another friend shared something of hers on Facebook that had me laughing out loud. I’ll definitely check out this book!

  3. Your evening sounds entertaining, and reading this has prompted me to look locally for similar events – thank you.

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