She does better at stand-up comedy than she did at her Comedy Central show The Sarah Silverman Program, which was just juvenile humor. This book does. From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly . In a new memoir, Sarah Silverman talks about her childhood, “The Bedwetter” is a mostly cohesive narrative of how a rebellious comic.

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At 70, having been raised in a very strict environment and having led a very quiet life, it seems strange for me bedwettfr like the book, but I did like it a lot. And I love her father, who enjoys chiding rich people as he watches them walk in and out of Starbucks, saying things such as, “Hey, nice Mercedes!

More intriguing is her analysis of the occasion when she was accused of making a racist joke on television and banned from NBC, a controversy that gave rise to what I think is one of her finest lines, skewering modern values in one deft thrust: Sleepovers and school trips became psychological torture for a girl who already felt a misfit, as a Jew in a town of New Hampshire Protestants.

The narrative isn’t chronological and the stories jump around. As a consequence, The Bedwetter is for the most part very funny, but it doesn’t really do any of that good memoir stuff like tell about how she lived in devastating poverty in Ireland and was forced to spend her days rummaging for coal to sell so her siblings would have enough to eat before they all died of typhoid fever, or reveal that her monumentally irresponsible and unstable parents kept uprooting their family when the creditors came calling before they eventually settled in a shack in the Ozarks and had to pee in a bucket in the kitchen, or allege that her father injected her with cocaine and had sex with her throughout her childhood though to be fair, Sarah does lament that last one.


Sarah Silverman: The Bedwetter

I didn’t bring my own pyjamas or linens, so Mrs Peters provided me a sleeping bag and a pair of Heather’s way-too-sexy-for-a-six-year-old pyjamas. Bedweyter you have any final words for the five year old bedwetters out there? Girls were getting tits and periods, and I had seemingly plateaued, elementary-sized.

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Silverman herself is the first to acknowledge this with characteristic frankness in her self-penned “guest” foreword: I silvermn read celebrity biographies, but found Sarah Silverman’s The Bedwetter irresistible. While not the best-written, most well-constructed piece of literature, it is however unabashedly honest and revealing. The next morning, I’m the first to wake up. And then, in the summer before my last year of high school, I had my first experience of live comedy.

You might remember that she not so subtly hinted that lead singer Steve Perry said Paula Deen-style racist shit about black people to her after one of her shows. OK, thirteen year olds. The approval made me dance like Snoopy. Although usually credited as Sarah Silverman, she is sometimes credited by her nickname, Big S. I thought about it, then said, “I feel homesick.

AND, where Sarah Silverman grew up. Silvermman am a Latina, a product of Catholic education.

Interview With Sarah Silverman: Advice for Bedwetters Everywhere!

No, pretty much it just explains that she was a late bloomer and a chronic bedwetter, and her coping mechanism in the face of acute and laser-focused teasing was to develop a filthy sense of humor that would make a prison rapist blush. View all 10 comments. This is a performance. This is not a great book by any means, but it’s breezy and occasionally brilliantly funny, and after reading it I think I like Silverman even more than I did when I started reading it.

Quotes from The Bedwetter: Though an original way to announce what is to come if you read the book, the quiz is quite an accurate barometer. There’s asrah courage, not terribly much redemption, and hella lots of pee. There is nothing dumb about her comedy, even when it’s stupid.


I hung up, turned to Heather, and harnessed the momentum of my plummeting heart to sling it upward into a joyous, “She said yes!! Plus, it was convenient. I had a few minutes to chat with the former mattress urinator in Urban’s employee break room, a nice place for a break if I do say so myself.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. However, if you do decide to read the book, make sure you do so in places where it is appropriate to audibly laugh and gasp Nov 18, unknown rated it liked it Recommends it for: My parents sent me to a therapist.

I wouldn’t say I’m a big fan of Sarah Silverman but if I am flipping the channels sjlverman see her on a late night talk show, I’ll tune in as she usually can get me to laugh at least a few times.

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This girl is sarahh genuine, likeable, though not wholly relatable. Chapters jump from problems with depression, to the loss of her virginity, to a terrible dress sarh she wore, then back to sex again. I venture, rocking my body just slightly to the right. I described how I felt and he said, “Sarah, I’m going to write a prescription for a medicine called Xanax, and I want you to take one whenever you feel sad.

It’s not that everyone that likes that joke is racist. Would I want to be friends with Sarah? As I entered, I heard a woman’s voice on the mike.

As the other girls drifted into their sweet little dreams, I pinched myself awake, constantly testing my bladder. Get to Know Us.