You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds (Paperback)

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She’s done it again—Jenny Lawson, a.k.a. The Bloggess, delivers another imaginative work about her weird, wacky way of getting by in the world. Departing from the traditional memoir narrative of her previous bestsellers, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, Lawson brings us the ultimate creative survival guide. Part coloring book, part therapy book, and part journal, You Are Here is peppered with unique wisdom born of surviving the otherness of physical and mental illness. This book is for all of us who have felt like outsiders. Grab your colored pencils… -Seth

— From Spring Booknotes 2017



A new book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson, destined to be a classic—part therapy, part best friend, part humor, part coloring book.

When Jenny Lawson is anxious, one of the things she does is to draw. Elaborate doodles, beautiful illustrations, often with captions that she posts online. At her signings, fans show up with printouts of these drawings for Jenny to autograph. And inevitably they ask her when will she publish a whole book of them. That moment has arrived.

You Are Here is something only Jenny could create. A combination of inspiration, therapy, coloring, humor, and advice, this book is filled with Jenny’s amazingly intricate illustrations, all on perforated pages that can be easily torn out, hung up, and shared. Drawing on the tenets of art therapy—which you can do while hiding in the pillow fort under your bed—You Are Here is ready to be made entirely your own.

Some of the material is dark, some is light; some is silly and profane and irreverent. Gathered together, this is life, happening right now, all around, in its messy glory, as only Jenny Lawson could show us.

About the Author

Jenny Lawson is an award-winning humorist known for her great candor in sharing her struggle with mental illness. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter and was constantly “buying too many books” (“Not a real thing,” she insists), so she decided to skip the middleman and just started her own bookshop, which also serves booze because books and booze are what magic is made of. She has previously written Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, both of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also wrote You Are Here, which inexplicably made it onto the New York Times bestseller list in spite of the fact that it was basically a very fun coloring book. She would like to be your friend unless you’re a real asshole. And yes, she realizes that this whole paragraph is precisely the reason she shouldn’t be allowed to write her own bio.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250119889
ISBN-10: 125011988X
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English