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The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee (edição 2010)

por Sarah Silverman

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Comedian Silverman's memoir that mixes showbiz moments with the more serious subject of her teenage bout with depression as well as stories of her childhood and adolescence.
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Título:The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
Autores:Sarah Silverman
Informação:Harper Collins, Hardcover, 240 pages
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The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee por Sarah Silverman

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Despite loving "Jesus Is Magic" and thinking "The Sarah Silverman Program" really wasn't worth the time, I somehow really wanted to read this book. If you're a young bedwetter who thinks the title is a joke (like everything else in this book, so I thought), the first third of this book is probably a really good thing. Otherwise, it's a straight-forward this-is-what-happened run-down of events in Silverman's life.

She writes of being a female comic trying to make it at SNL where she wrote and continually got rejected. Especially poignant is the bit where she gets signed, has her first lunch with the all-male cast of her writer peers who ask "What do you do then? Typing?"

She also writes of her family, especially where her father's voicemail is transcribed verbatim - including his New England dialect - and how overcoming her biggest obstacles in life has turned out.

There are some really big laughs throughout this book. I do love how Silverman turns prejudice and being ignorant on its head by acting the complete ignoramus, often by joking about "the unutterables", e.g. The Holocaust.

Sadly, some bits that are in the book aren't really interesting (to me), e.g. the chapter about her Emmys dress being a blue block. Sounds funny, perhaps, but really wasn't. I think.

All in all: interesting and funny, but some bits should have been left out and it should have been edited - at all points. ( )
  pivic | Mar 20, 2020 |
I'd probably give this a 3.5 but there isn't a half-star option on goodreads, so I bumped to a 4, since a 3 felt ungenerous for a book that made me laugh so hard I farted. A genuine and fun book with more than a few lulz, if you like Silverman's stanky potty humor. Not everyone's cuppa, to be sure, but I adore her--perhaps even a little more now, having read the book. ( )
  Sonya_W | Feb 5, 2020 |
Apparently, I should have watched a little more of Sarah Silverman on TV before I undertook reading her memoir. I knew she could be very funny, but I didn't know a lot about her.

And she is very funny – if you have the sense of humor more common in 12-year old boys. To me, she never outgrew that stage in babies where they become enamored with their own bodily functions and emissions. What do you expect of someone whose father taught her to swear, and quite graphically, at age 3. In the foreword (which she claims to be groundbreaking in itself), she states, “Tragically, my life has been only moderately [expletive, one of many] up. Actually, she did have some life-changing incidents, and adding being a habitual bedwetter only added to that. At a sleepover, “What kind of person reacts to a child's wet pajamas with rage and no compassion?”

And when she wore a jean jacket to a upscale friend's house, the friend's mother made the friend repeat to Sarah the comment, “only scumbags wear jean jackets.” Or perhaps, only scumbags denigrate a child's clothing.

So yes, people were mean. And yes, Sarah is funny. But I got really tired of the memoir when it became little other than tasteless jokes and pranks. And while I'm not easily offended at some bad language, this one was beyond the pale for me.

I read this ebook through a Kindle Unlimited subscription. ( )
  TooBusyReading | Aug 7, 2019 |
Sara tells of her life growing up and then getting into stand up and her own show. I found the largest part of the book fairly entertaining and sometimes was even laughing out loud. Near the end of the book it started to drag for me when she started talking about her show and politics etc. But all in all a fun easy read. ( )
  ChrisWeir | Mar 10, 2019 |
Road trip! 2,500-mile round trip taking my daughter to college and driving back alone calls for a whole lot of audiobooks. (2 of 7)

Hilarious! I loved watching The Sarah Silverman Program and her various stand-up specials, and this audiobook is just as great. Her chapter titles alone set off giant rolls of laughter.

Silverman's style of humor is not for everyone as she pushes boundaries way past the realm of good taste. Her chapter on defense of a joke involving ethnic slurs was discomfiting even as it raised some legitimate if debatable points about humor and free speech. ( )
  villemezbrown | Sep 4, 2018 |
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More than just a collection of gags and stand-up leftovers, “The Bedwetter” is a mostly cohesive narrative of how a rebellious comic perspective evolved and became inseparable from the person who employs it, and how anyone who could find offense in that is really the butt of the joke.
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