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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Filled with chuckles and flat-out bits of hysteria. And in this aspect the book certainly delivered. But that’s Silverman’s schick to a degree. Oct 05, Naksed rated it liked it Shelves: I appreciate her discussion of controversies and mortifying moments as well as “failures”. While this is just a rough guess, I’d say the first half of the book was literary comedic genius. I’d never been inside a comedy club before, and I was underage, but somehow I weaselled my way in.

I personally related to most of her stories being a person who wet the bed later than most kids and pregnancy peeing doesn’t count, right?? We were loaded on to the bus and on our way.

Sarah Silverman: My nightly terror

I like Sarah Silverman, and I liked her book. Nov 18, unknown rated it liked it Recommends it for: The approval made me dance like Snoopy. The book is like spending the ev Sarah Silverman’s lightning-rod comedy — irreverent, snarky, grotesque, un-PC and offensive to those who lack an ironic sense — invariably causes her to have to sometimes justify, explain and defend herself to humorless people, who still won’t get it anyway.

Readers looking for a step by step, linear tale of her personal history will be disappointed. I had one reliable means of escaping these situations. I thought about it, then said, “I feel homesick.

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Who is she like? This held plenty of promise, but I felt a wilverman cheated on what I’d actually been delivered. I laughed so hard reading this on the plane that people started to stare.

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

In the earlier part of the memoir she talks about growing up, and the fear and shame and logistical mayhem brought upon by her chronic bedwetting. Although some of her encounters might count as like a 30 percent rape. Silverman keeps the pace going as she jumps from anecdote to anecdote.

As a fan of the program and knowing her show business history, I guess I was looking for something a little more insightful and So if jokes like this one are to be included in a stand-up show, take responsibility for the demographics of which it might appeal.

The quality of the writing is uneven at best, but she offers a wonderful commentary on earah form of the memoir and its component parts–she burlesques it with characteristic warmth. Filled with chuckles and flat-out bits of hysteria.

She writes about her first open mikes, and how her bedwftter encouraged her to drop out of college and follow her dream and the apologies she had to send to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and how the public outcry was far more fierce in these situations than when bedwettet head of Media Action Network for Asian Americans called her out for a joke she performed on the Conan O’Brien show that they deemed inappropriate.

In my first year of high school I missed three straight months in a row.

For a while I had to wear diapers to bed. There’s a compassion and appreciation for absurdity, but she doesn’t let her viewers off the hook any more than she lets herself off the hook.


Essentially, everything having to do with the sarag flow of traffic in my vagina came late. Laura Silverman Susan Silverman. 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. Chapters jump from problems with depression, to the loss of her virginity, to a terrible d Sarah Silverman has a horse-ish face and is proud of it. I couldn’t relate to ever knowing it. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I saw my father’s penis once.

And as of the writing of the book, she’s never been raped. Always as an act of bravery, always in a very astute fashion. But I know it’s real for you now.

English Choose a language for shopping. Sarah Silverman is SO vulgar and weird- but I heart her anyway. The trajectory of her xilverman career was especially jumpy, with anecdotes scattered throughout but rarely in order.

Her stand-up movie Jesus is Magic was hilarious. I get up with the other girls, take off my PJs like the other girls, and change into my clothes.

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The Bedwetter – Wikipedia

Of course this book will offend some people. Sixteen Xanax per day total. If you are easily offended, then this is not the book for you. Silverman herself is the first to acknowledge this with characteristic frankness in her self-penned “guest” foreword:.