Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 12:00pm

Photo of author Jenny Lawson

Northbrook Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host award-winning humorist and bestselling author, Jenny Lawson. She will discuss her most recent bestseller, Broken (in the best possible way), and her brilliantly funny body of work. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 30, at 7pm on Zoom. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit or call 847-272-6224.

Jenny is an American journalist, author, and blogger known for her great candor in sharing her struggle with mental illness. “The Bloggess” 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. 

Joining her in conversation will be R. Eric Thomas, a national bestselling author, playwright, and screenwriter. Off the page, Eric is also the long-running host of The Moth StorySLAMS in Philadelphia, and often appears on The Moth Radio Hour, NPR's All Things Considered and It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders.

The event with Jenny Lawson is presented in partnership with Illinois Libraries Present, a new collaborative effort designed to bring virtual events with bestselling, esteemed, and diverse authors to library patrons across the state. More than 190 libraries have joined Illinois Libraries Present. Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).