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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There were a few times it was a bit confusing and I wish she had either explained events better, or rearranged the chapters. Is there any other moment that resonates in your mind as often as the very minute you found out you were cast for Saturday Night Live? When I told him I was taking 16 Xanax a day, he was horrified. I greatly admire her attitude toward her family and I though that her father was wise in supporting her “education as a comedian”.

The feeling of pride made my arms itch. Perhaps the rawest part of the book is her description of sudden, paralysing teenage depression. Ironically, I was this girl in high school through whom everyone came to learn about sex, though I, myself, had never gone past kissing a boy.

Some sections are more conventionally told memoir type stuff, and there are shorter sections which are more like vignettes. But of course, this is a comic persona by way of which she is often pedaling wonderfully incisive social satire.

For more information on Sarah Silverman visit: If you are looking for a free photograph of a penis wearing a hair clip, just find a dark corner of your local preferably indie bookstore, and flip silverrman page of Sarah Silverman’s “The Bedwetter: He of course denies it ever happened.


I was paralysed with fear.

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I listened to this to learn more about her, and was primarily surprised that the common references she makes to being hairy and having lots of dubiously forethought sex, as well as the bedwetting in the title, are all seriously affecting themes running through almost her whole life, and she has made substantial comedic hay out of challenges that would be socially crippling for many an average person.

Combating my depression was a job for an army of geniuses. I even laughed at her response to her grandma asking if she wanted some cookies or maybe it was brownies. Family tragedy — the accidental death of a baby brother, her parents’ divorce — is mentioned only as an aside, its impact deflected by retrospective wisecracking: From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne and star of the powerful film I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny.

Please try again later. I always think I should get on it if I want to have kids. Sarah Silverman has not become one of America’s top comedians for nothing and she proves that with her writing.

She has a way of painting herself as someone who’s humor is silly scatological physical comedy often personal or at least performed as personal stuff. One person found this helpful.

I like forming opinions about people completely around how they act in front of a crowd, without having to consider the possibilities of nuance and “acting” for “money,” and I don’t enjoy having those presumptions challenged and proven to be wrong. A lot more of it.

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

My favorite, most memorable Silvermman Silverman experiences are her performances in the short-lived Crank Yankers series and her stint in School of Rock as the bitchy girlfriend. Had Guy Aoki [the Asian American group rep] been operating in the ’70s, he might have attacked Norman Lear as a racist. From the age of four or five, she learned from her father that swearing had enormous comic effect when detonated at exactly the right moment. Hilarious — especially when you work with a bedqetter of close-knit people without grim intentions.


Also, the books I read this year by comedians I adore were something of a let-down.

Like maybe Silverman wasn’t really feeling sxrah whole “book” thing, and goes off-roading with teenager journal entries and lists of things she did while she was not writing the book “I Googled myself,” “I bought vitamins that stimulate brain function” and how she would like to hold relationship auditions where a long line of men cuddle with her in bed while watching “Damages. The thing about depression is that, if you’re not the one who’s suffering from it, there’s very little you can do to be proactive.

Still, bedwether you want a good read and the opportunity to laugh like a maniac, you may find yourself skipping along joyously with this one. I thought it was going to be the deepest darkest secret of my life, before I silvermah what a deep dark secret really was. And she feels bad that she made fun of Paris Hilton.