The Local Grocer Book Club – September 6th 2017

The Local Grocer

Raising Consciousness Book Club

Fostering a safe place to discuss, explore, grow and expand our consciousness.

First Wednesday of the Month, 6:00 pm


Lead by Leah Mason and Kim Johnson

Join us for TLG’s  Raising Consciousness Book Club. We will be choosing a different book every month and coming together the first Wednesday of each month for a lively and educational discussion about the book. Books will be for sale at The Local Grocer for the following month’s book club. Regular attendees will contribute to the choosing of books.

 Upcoming Dates:

September 6th, 6 PM – 8 PM – Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson


 About the Book

 #1 New York Times Bestseller

In Furiously Happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest:

“I’ve often thought that people with severe depression have developed such a well for experiencing extreme emotion that they might be able to experience extreme joy in a way that ‘normal people’ also might never understand. And that’s what Furiously Happy is all about.”

Jenny’s readings are standing room only, with fans lining up to have Jenny sign their bottles of Xanax or Prozac as often as they are to have her sign their books. Furiously Happy appeals to Jenny’s core fan base but also transcends it. There are so many people out there struggling with depression and mental illness, either themselves or someone in their family―and in Furiously Happythey will find a member of their tribe offering up an uplifting message (via a taxidermied roadkill raccoon). Let’s Pretend This Never Happened ostensibly was about embracing your own weirdness, but deep down it was about family. Furiously Happy is about depression and mental illness, but deep down it’s about joy―and who doesn’t want a bit more of that?

Kim and I look forward to seeing you in September!

with joy,


Guidelines and Expectations:

  • To make an effort to come to the book group each month
  •  To connect with the facilitator if you cannot make it
  •  To read the book every month
  •  To respect confidentiality ~ what gets said here stays here
  •  To be respectful of others’ thoughts and opinions
  •  To be supportive
  •  To share and to listen with respect to others’ beliefs and honor their path
  •  To grow consciously as a group and individually

Call or text Kim (603-986-6896) or Leah (207-418-6099) letting us know if you are unable to attend