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The Bedwetter | by Sarah Silverman

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman
(Harper Collins, 2010, 240 pages)

I picked up The Bedwetter when I checked out Rachel Dratch’s book earlier this month- I was in the mood for some comedy πŸ™‚ Sarah Silverman’s memoir clues us in to what her life was like growing up, who her family was, how she got started in comedy, and how she continues to enjoy shocking people with her “unique” (read: brassy) sense of humor. I actually learned a lot more about her than I thought I would. For example she was severely depressed in high school, to the point where she completed one semester from home because she simply couldn’t make it in to school. I also learned that, despite oftentimes being turned off by her crudeness, I actually find her pretty funny. I’d almost say I would want to be friends with her in real life… but I don’t think my patience/maturity level could handle that many fart jokes πŸ˜‰

If you’re a fan of Silverman, you’ll enjoy this book. If you’re easily offended, it’s probably not your cup of tea. I am curious to check out Silverman’s old TV show from Comedy Central (“The Sarah Silverman Program”) and her movie, “Jesus is Magic” now that I’ve finished The Bedwetter. And if you do pick this up and are curious what one of my favorite parts is, it would be the section where she talks about her relationship with Al Franken and how it sours quickly thanks to her “humorous” decision to throw a pencil at his head. I promise, it’s funnier than it sounds πŸ™‚

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