Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Feb 14, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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“I subscribe to the notion that if you can laugh at the shittiest moments in your life,you can transcend them. And if other people can laugh at your awful shit as well, then I guess you can officially call yourself a comedian.”

In Boston, a college student fears leaving her own room—even to use the toilet. In Pennsylvania, a meek personal assistant finally confronts a perpetually enraged gay spiritual guru. In Texas, a rookie high school teacher deals with her male student’s unusually, er, hard personal problem. Sara Benincasa has been that terrified student, that embattled employee, that confused teacher—and so much more. Her hilarious memoir chronicles her attempts to forge a wonderfully weird adulthood in the midst of her lifelong struggle with agoraphobia, depression, and unruly hair.

Relatable, unpretentious, and unsentimental, Agorafabulous! celebrates eccentricity, resilience, and the power of humor to light up even the darkest corners of our lives. (There are also some sexy parts, but they’re really awkward. Like really, really awkward.)


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Funny women writing honestly about mental illness. - Goodreads
This book is as fabulous as its title and cover art. - Goodreads
A lovely book, and just my writing style. - Goodreads
Seriously, excellent writing, a warm and funny voice... - Goodreads

Review: Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom

User Review  - Bailey Myers - Goodreads

"When you piss in a cereal bowl and let it cool to room temperature, it behaves a lot like chicken noodle soup under the same conditions." This and many other life lessons from Sara Benincasa can be ... Read full review

Review: Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom

User Review  - Courtney - Goodreads

It's rare that you read about agoraphobia and someone's experience with it. Mixing such a serious topic with the author's comedic voice really made the book an enjoyable read and made the stories seem ... Read full review


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Chapter Two Sicily on Five Freakouts a
Chapter Three Bowls of
Chapter Four Hairapy
Chapter Five My Hero My Cuisinart
Chapter Six Om Mani Padme Fuck
Chapter Seven Best Little Psych Ward in Carolina
Chapter Eight Billy Has a Boner
Chapter Nine Maybe Baby
Chapter Ten Funny Business
Chapter Eleven The Only Living Girl in New York

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About the author (2012)

Sara Benincasa is the author of the recently published Morrow title, Agorafabulous! (which was based on her one-woman show). Sara has received much acclaim as a comedian and memoirist and is now turning to YA fiction.

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