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The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee | [Sarah Silverman]

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah’s television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.
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Publisher's Summary

From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah’s television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

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At HarperCollins, we are committed to customer satisfaction. Before proceeding with your purchase, please take the following questionnaire:

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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©2010 Sarah Silverman (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Silverman takes readers on a tour of the underground tunnel that is her mind, and believe me, it is as full of muck as the sewers of Paris. Only funnier....[A]n absurdist’s delight." (Booklist)

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    Teddy Bronx, NY, United States 03-12-12
    Teddy Bronx, NY, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2011

    "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." - Jojen Reed. #ADanceWithDragons

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    "Adequate but not great..."

    I blame myself listening Bossypants right before giving this one a listen.... I found the audiobook entertaining in parts and I must admit you have to be pretty much devoid of a sense of humour or just plain dense not to laugh at some of her jokes but it wasn't that memorable or great of a title to me.

    The thing that made me actually finish listening to the book was not so much the story itself but the performance by Sarah. Let's face it, Sarah is pretty funny and her quirky, in your face, spunky, no holds bar attitude while narrating this book kept you listening. She was the shining star in the whole thing.

    The book felt long... I honestly must say the book felt really long and after listening to it I honestly don't remember half of what I listened. I do remember that I laughed at parts, smiled at parts and was thoroughly entertained in others. I also was quite bored at parts and found myself checking how much longer it will take for the book to end (not a good sign).

    It's a good book, it is something that you can listen to and find some light adult rated fun. Far from amazing or just plain great even...

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    John Christiansted, VI, United States 08-14-10
    John Christiansted, VI, United States 08-14-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Laugh out loud funny, but..."

    Sarah is a great narrator and many of the stories were very funny and poignant, but the detailed description of each season of the show, and the participants was a little tedious. At times it seemed like an extended "acknowledgements" page. Overall, a worthwhile listen. Sarah is a true comic genius.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Toronto, ON, Canada 04-30-10
    Jamie Toronto, ON, Canada 04-30-10 Member Since 2009
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    "a surprisingly nice, unsurprisingly funny memoir"

    I thought this memoir would be...snarkier. It's low in snark, self-pity and self-congratulations, high in clarity, warmth, and intelligence. It provides sharp social commentary and fantastic insight into the profession of comedy. I have a whole new appreciation of Sarah Silverman's cleverness and relevance.

    Also: I was never, not even for one second, bored. There were no self-indulgent narrative tangents or preciously clever diatribes. This is very good, very disciplined writing.

    Impeccably narrated by the author.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Roseville, CA, United States 08-20-10
    Amber Roseville, CA, United States 08-20-10
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    "A light, entertaining read"

    While I'm not a huge Sarah Silverman fan (I find her fascination with human bodily functions distressing, and suggest you not listen while eating breakfast!), I enjoyed this book. It's a light read, peppered with stories from her somewhat traumatic childhood and early years as a comic. It is far from a "tell-all," however--she glosses over her dating life and wastes a lot of time in non-sequitor humor bits, but it was engaging enough that I wasn't bored.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Kaukauna, WI, United States 09-13-10
    Angela Kaukauna, WI, United States 09-13-10
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    "Strong start, but it really pooped out"

    In the beginning of the book I thought it was excellent. It made me declare "I love Sarah Silverman!". But then somewhere near the middle, the writing got a little messy. It wasn't as introspective. It wasn't written with any chronology or progression... No climax. I just started wishing she'd stop talking about herself and her "Jewy-ness" and her pot smoking and the TV episode she wrote about banging Jesus... Bleck. By the time it was over I was just happy it was over.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Shephard Colorado Springs, Co United States 07-26-12
    Kimberly Shephard Colorado Springs, Co United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hilarious, but not superficial"
    If you could sum up The Bedwetter in three words, what would they be?

    Obscene. Inspirational. Hilarious.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sarah Silverman makes a lot of poop and fart jokes, but simultaneously has an important political and feminist message. Her jokes are carefully constructed and have a point--usually an eloquent and incisively observant social point. This book fully cemented my admiration and appreciation for her.


    What does Sarah Silverman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Sarah Silverman has unique delivery and vocal inflections that add nuance to her already funny writing.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    steve kearny, NJ, United States 04-10-12
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 04-10-12 Member Since 2009

    Addicted to Audible since 2009

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    "Better than I Expected"

    Not a big Silverman fan as I think she is more annoying than funny but I love listening to comedy audiobooks and I love biographies and I thought this had a nice mix of both. A good listen and Silverman does a nice job as the narrator too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    justin Burbank, CA, United States 04-02-12
    justin Burbank, CA, United States 04-02-12
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    "Oddly disappointing"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes i felt that sarah silvermans comedy style was absent from this audio book. I was hoping for outlandish comedy, and all I got was a semi-interesting story. I would have liked more of her inappropriate humor in this book.


    What could Sarah Silverman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Perhaps given more freedom?, overall I was just underwhelmed by the performance and the book


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I think the story, while interesting was just lacking that special quality that great book have. I just found myself not caring much.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Sarah silverman her comedy, stand up, shows, jesus is magic. This book. Was disappointing though.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heather United States 03-09-11
    Heather United States 03-09-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved it!"

    Being a fan it was no doubt that I enjoyed Sarah's memoir. I especially enjoyed her chronicles of childhood growing up outside of Manchester, NH.. where I am from. Some of the ending chapters got mushy and were not as witty as others, but only a little bit, and nonetheless enjoyable. I definitely had moments where I sat in the parking lot at work and finished listening to parts before I got out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Chicopee, MA, USA 06-25-10
    Adam Chicopee, MA, USA 06-25-10
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    "If you love Sarah, you will love this book!"

    It was very pleasant to listen to Sarah Silverman read her own book. I thought it was very fascinating on how some of her life experiences were integrated in the Sarah Silverman program. She is very opinionated and is not afraid to go in to details about any aspect of her life. It was surprising to learn of the many well known comedians that influenced Silverman's own career. If you're looking for an entertaining retrospective or just a good laugh, i highly recommend it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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