Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Bloggess Book Signing

Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, seated at the table, greets fans last night at the Barnes and Noble in Mira Mesa.

This was not an ordinary book signing:

* Three announcements were made stating that this event might not be suitable for children.
     Jenny is fond of the F-word. And uses it repeatedly.

* Fans brought chickens.
     This was done in homage to Beyonce, the giant metal chicken in Jenny's backyard.

* Seventy-five percent of questions from the audience involved dead animals.
     For example,
     "I would like to use bats to make a mobile for my baby's room. What do you think?"
     Jenny replied, "The wings are quite fragile so I would definitely laminate them first."

Lawson is a best-selling author, blogger, lover of taxidermied animals and is also dealing with a range of mental illness from depression to anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

On tour right now, she is touting her mostly true memoir titled Let's Pretend This Never Happened, which took her 11 years to write.

Just as funny in person as she is on the page, Jenny had the audience bent over laughing as she regaled us with a chapter in her book about using laxatives to clean out her toxins so that her anti-depressants would work better and she could lose three pounds without working out.

She was later asked if she has considered stand-up comedy.

Unfortunately for us, the thought of it scares her to death.

The hundreds that attended last night were let in on a bit of news.

Jenny is probably going to name her pegasus "Flyza Minnelli".

More importantly, she has submitted a proposal for a second book --- "this one will go a bit more into the darker side of mental illness".

Light or serious, this gal is hysterical!

Fans carrying chickens.
Fan wearing a chicken hat.

Artistic fan brought chicken illustration.


  1. Oh, I'm so sorry I had to miss it. I love the liberal use of the F* word!

  2. Never heard of her--funny funny funny! I especially love the chickens!!