The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

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Faber & Faber, Sep 2, 2010 - Humor - 256 pages
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Sarah Silverman's father taught her to curse-at the age of three. She was a chronic bedwetter-until she was old enough to drive. She lost her virginity at age 19-but didn't really know it.

These are just a few of the outrageous true tales that Silverman shares in her alternately hilarious and moving collection of autobiographical essays. With her signature taboo-breaking humour, Silverman writes on everything from her epic struggle with hairy arms (there wasn't enough wax in the world) to the death of her infant brother (It was Nana's fault) and always leaves the reader with a smile. Mixed in among the essays are scores of embarrassing photos, mortifying childhood diary entries, and truly humiliating e-mails to and from her comedian friends.

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User Review  - br77rino - LibraryThing

Interesting to learn of her upbringing in New Hampshire as a Jew. She's got a real chip on her shoulder about that, and about being hairy. There's a picture of her wearing a pink dress that made me open my right eye real wide. Read full review

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User Review  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

Overall an enjoyable and compelling listen. Silverman's brand of comedy has never particularly appealed to me since I don't really find pedophilia or rape a hoot. That said I have always enjoyed ... Read full review

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Sarah Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American comedian, writer, singer, guitarist and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion. Silverman was first noticed as a writer and occasional performer on Saturday Night Live. She now stars in and produces The Sarah Silverman Program, which debuted in 2007.

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