“You Are Here” is a hybrid of art, self-help and memoir. It also makes sly fun of all those things. This is the same Jenny Lawson, after all, behind the Bloggess, the same woman who used a stuffed roadkill raccoon named Rory as a way of talking about her struggles with depression, anxiety and ADD.
On one page of her new book, she asks readers to write down five outrageous things they’ve done, “at least one of which is a lie.” Elsewhere, she suggests that you “build your dreams around you. Then build a pillow fort around your dreams. Fill it with cats and books and wine slushies. Then build a fiery moat around your pillow fort, filled with acid and razor blades, because people are going to want that fort. And your dreams, maybe.”
The book, subtitled “An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds,” comes with perforated pages, so you can hang up your creations on the fridge, above your desk or perhaps on that pillow fort."