Jenny Lawson

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Jennifer Lawson
The Bloggess.jpg
A self-portrait of Jenny Lawson
Ethnicity American
Occupation Journalist, blogger
Years active 2006 – present
Spouse(s) Victor[1]
Children 1 daughter

Jennifer Lawson (born 1973) is an American journalist, author and blogger from Wall, Texas. She is a graduate of Angelo State University. She is the author of The Bloggess and Ill Advised blogs, co-author of Good Mom/Bad Mom on the Houston Chronicle and a columnist for SexIs magazine. She is well known for her irreverent writing style. She also used to write an advice column named "Ask The Bloggess" for The Personal News Network ([2] until she quit because they stopped paying her.[3] She suffers from rheumatoid arthritis,[4] OCD,[5] ADD,[6] depression[5] and an anxiety disorder.[5]

She was recognized by the Nielsen ratings as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers[7] and Forbes listed as one of their Top 100 Websites for Women.[8] She was a finalist in the 2010 Weblog awards for Best Writing and Most Humorous Writer,[9] and a finalist in the 2011 Weblog awards for Best Writing, Most Humorous Writer and Weblog of the Year.[10] In 2011 The Huffington Post named her the "Greatest Person of the Day" for her work in raising money for struggling families in December 2010.[11] She was also interviewed on CBC News Network's Connect with Mark Kelley during the fundraising campaign.[12]

She has written an autobiography called Let's Pretend This Never Happened, released on April 17, 2012, by Amy Einhorn Books[13][14] which was, on May 6, 2012, the number one New York Times bestseller. Her second book, Furiously Happy, will be released in September 2015.[15]


  1. ^ Lawson, Jenny. "Who is the Bloggess?". Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ Chris Ariens (April 7, 2009). " Launches "Ask the Bloggess"". Social Times. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lawson, Jenny (November 7, 2010). "Strange things will happen if you let them.". Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Lawson, Jennifer (January 8, 2011). "This doesn’t really fit here. It doesn’t really fit anywhere". Good Mom/Bad Mom. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Lawson, Jennifer (January 24, 2011). "Coming out". Good Mom/Bad Mom. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ Jennifer, Lawson. "It's a Vicious Circle". Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Power Mom 50 – Nielson Online". Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ Casserly, Meghan; Goudreau, Jenna (June 23, 2010). "Top 100 Websites For Women". Forbes. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Tenth Annual Weblog Awards". The Bloggies. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Eleventh Annual Weblog Awards". The Bloggies. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ Lee, Amy (January 3, 2011). "Today's HuffPost Greatest Person: Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess". The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Charity matchmaker". CBC News. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ "The Bloggess gets a book deal". BookPage. May 28, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)". 
  15. ^ "Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things". Retrieved April 11, 2015. 

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