I love reading books in the bathtub. I find it to be a relaxing way to end the day…Unless of course I doze off waking up to frigid waters and a sopping wet book. Not so fun. Luckily Sarah Silverman’s first memoir, “The Bedwetter“ Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee” kept me interested from her own written FORWARD to the AFTER FORWARD written by “God”. I love reading memoirs and biographies, anything from comedians to rock musicians. Reading about people’s lives inspires and encourages me to appreciate my personal struggles and determination in the industry.
What I love about this book, and Sarah Silverman is that she is never afraid to poke fun at her own expense. She’s rude and crude yet sweet and sincere. I am a fan of her potty mouth and her ability to push the envelope with her shocking and clever humor. In this book, we learn about her struggle with depression as a teenager, her struggles as a comedienne, her battle with soaking the mattress from her childhood into her early adulthood years and the many controversies she’s encountered that have made her the strong and successful woman that she is today. Here is a an excerpt from her book,
“A WARNING FROM PUBLISHER TO READER before reading this book:”
At Harper Collins, we are committed to customer satisfaction. Before proceeding with your purchase, please take the following questionnaire to determine your likelihood of enjoying this book:
1. Which of the following do you appreciate?
(a) Women with somewhat horse-ish facial features.
(b) Women who, while not super Jew-y, are more identifiably Jewish than, say, Natalie Portman.
(c) Frequent discussion of unwanted body hair.
2. Are you offended by the following behavior?
(a) Instructing one’s grandmother to place baked goods in her rectal cavity.
(b) Stripping naked in public—eleven times in a row.
(c) Stabbing one’s boss in the head with a writing implement.
3. The best way to treat an emotionally fragile young girl is:
(a) Murder the main course of her Thanksgiving dinner before her very eyes.
(b) Tell her that her older sister is prettier than she, and then immediately die.
(c) Prevent her suicide by recommending she stay away from open windows.
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