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Mallory Kellogg, Nerdalicious

"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

Currently reading

Not Quite the Classics
Colin Mochrie
Progress: 77/321 pages
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Creatures of Habit
Jim Pascoe, Paul Lee
The Fires Beneath the Sea
Lydia Millet
Progress: 2 %

Furiously Happy (and incredibly relatable)

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things - Jenny Lawson

I'm not really going to review this. I just wanted to say a few words about what this book represents. I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, adult children of an alcoholic syndrome, OCD, depression and who knows what else. I have been suicidal on and off my whole adult life. And for so damn long I was told it was all in my head; just be happy; pray harder; smile more; get over it. I was even told "it's just part of being a woman". But this book here gives me hope and strength. I know I am not alone. I know there are more of us. I know that I'm not the only one that gets overwhelmed when I go to the mall and want to hide in a dressing room until the place closes. I'm not the only person who gets sick at the thought of public gatherings. I wish that more people would become educated about what mental illness is and really understand its not "all in my head". We don't mean to be this way. We can't help it. I want everyone to read this book. Read it and get it. You aren't alone.