Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom

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Harper Collins, Feb 14, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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“Sara Benincasa is one of the funniest writers I know—and I know a disturbing number of them. She is also one of the most honest.”
—Sam Apple, author of American Parent and editor-in-chief of The Faster Times

“Sara is extremely funny and should have many books out so we can all read them and laugh.”
—Margaret Cho

Comedian, writer, blogger, radio and podcast host, and YouTube sensation, Sara Benincasa bravely and outrageously brings us “Dispatches from My Bedroom” with Agorafabulous! One of the funniest and most poignant books ever written about a mental illness, Agorafabulous! is a hilarious, raw, and unforgettable account of how a terrified young woman, literally trapped by her own imagination, evolved into a (relatively) high-functioning professional smartass. Down to earth and seriously funny, Benincasa’s no-holds-barred revelations offer readers the politically incorrect hilarity they heartily crave, yet is so often missing from your typical, weepy, and redemptive personal memoir.

 

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User Review  - mountie9 - LibraryThing

The Good Stuff The description of the history of Sicily will have you laughing your ass off A self deprecating honest look at life with a mental illness in a hopeful yet extremely hilarious way - this ... Read full review

AGORAFABULOUS!: Dispatches from My Bedroom

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A blisteringly funny yet affecting debut memoir about a young woman's struggle to overcome panic disorder and agoraphobia.Podcast host and award-winning comedian Benincasa recounts her adolescent ... Read full review

Contents

The Thing Before the Rest of the Thing
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
When You Dont Know What To Do Ask
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About the author (2012)

Sara Benincasa is a comedian and author of  Real Artists Have Day Jobs (William Morrow 2016) as well as the books  DC Trip (Adaptive Books 2015), Great (2014), and Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom (William Morrow 2012), a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. She is currently adapting DC Trip as a film with producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine, Nebraska, Election), Van Toffler, and Adaptive Studios. She is currently adapting Agorafabulous! as a TV pilot with executive producers Diablo Cody (Juno, The United States of Tara), and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour. She was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College and Columbia University Teachers College. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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