I was disappointed in Furiously Happy, especially after I a been given a glowing recommendation from a friend. Lawson uses short, personal essays to explain her struggles with mental illness. There are certainly memorable portions of the book, but for the most part it falls flat. Lawson tries with great enthusiasm to make jokes that her readers will find quirky and fun. The obsession with Rory and her other taxidermy animals is not endearing. I think Lawson's diehard fans will love this book, but I'd advise others to take caution.