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She does better at stand-up comedy than she did at her Comedy Central show The Sarah Silverman Program, which was just juvenile humor. This book does. From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly . In a new memoir, Sarah Silverman talks about her childhood, “The Bedwetter” is a mostly cohesive narrative of how a rebellious comic.

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Silverman divulges some behind the scenes from her short stint at Saturday Night Live, and does her fair share of name dropping, but isn’t that what we are hoping for when we read the memoirs of famous people? It’s a very tangible, physical problem. In the book, she had silvetman thoughtful passage: I was blown away. I thought the book was really funny, even if Sarah reiterated perhaps a few hundred too many times that she is, in fact, Jewish This one, for whatever reason, charmed me.

Make of that what you will — it’s readable. Some of it reads like filler. She ultimately is ignorant or refuses to understand that there is a fundamental difference between jokes directed towards of a societal division in which she is included women, Jews, etc.

I realised I was going to be a bedwetter for the rest of my life. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Views Read Edit View history. Who knows, maybe he was right?

Now obviously, there’s good and bedwettrr in all groups of people. It is deeply revealing and funny, self-deprecating but lighthearted. And in this aspect the book certainly delivered.

But in my critical world, reader response is 1 and artistic silvefman is I choose to consume, I am interested in its effect on me. Casey Holden, Private Investigator. One night I sat on his lap in his chair by the woodstove, sobbing. I had fun learning more about Sarah and I hope she’ll write a follow-up book or at least perform stand-up comedy in a town near me.


Sarah Silverman: My nightly terror

But she doesn’t count those. Chapters jump from problems with depression, to the loss of her virginity, to a terrible dress that she wore, then back to sex again.

The chapters were short, the prose was simple, and the stories were punctuated by sjlverman and funny pictures. They’re so lucky to be able to move through life so effortlessly.

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman

I finally grew, bladder and all. I know at six how lucky they are — they probably still don’t know. As, of course, she means to. I do the only thing a terrified zombie can do: Combating my depression was a job for an army of geniuses. I want to get an abortion.

Sarah Silverman: My nightly terror | Culture | The Guardian

She is not silvermab social satirist in the way of, ssarah, George Carlin, Dave Chapelle. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This held plenty of promise, but I felt a little cheated on what I’d actually been delivered. All I could focus on was that I was alone in my body. I had always been able to turn pain or discomfort into humour, but that trick was gone now.

Read reviews that mention sarah silverman sense of humor second half laugh out loud jimmy kimmel fan of sarah read this book new hampshire love sarah new silcerman easy read like sarah half of the book silvsrman recommend reading this book courage redemption big fan redemption and pee waste of time laughed out loud. There are multiple sections in which she reads hate mail that commonly feature racist and sexist slurs to detract credibility from her critics.

I do think that it needs to work hand and hand with therapy. Mar 05, Jason Koivu rated it liked it Shelves: The best time befwetter conceive is when you’re a black teenager. It was cool to learn some background on Sarah Silverman, the comedian family encouragement of her humor, palling around with comics, that sort of thingbut this book really shines as an ode to the art of the showbiz memoir.


When I read a memoir by a comedian, I’m going to need to find it funny. Zilverman Perry is a racist or was that a joke? Unfortunately, the second half turned into what felt like more of a promotion for The Sarah Silverman Program TSSP for short and contemplative reflection on her time on Saturday Night Live, where she told us on more than one occasion how none of her stories were picked up during her one year stint on the show and gave us wilverman bit of insight into how the writing process actually worked.

Girls were getting tits and periods, and I had seemingly plateaued, elementary-sized. The stuff about her paying her dues to become a stand-up comic, her short stint at SNL and her career in Hollywood was equally sincere and no-holds-barred in its approach but my interest really dwindled.

For those unfamiliar with Silverman where have you been? I wearied during the sitcom-writing passages and the book lacked a satisfactory narrative climax–but what do you expect from someone who is only 41? The joke sarh about her trying to get out of jury duty, and a friend told her to write something racist on the form.