[]
[]

The Bedwetter

Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
Silverman, Sarah (eBook - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Bedwetter
 Add a Comment  Add Tags

Print

Item Details

Comedian Silverman's memoir that mixes showbiz moments with the more serious subject of her teenage bout with depression as well as stories of her childhood and adolescence.
Authors: Silverman, Sarah
Statement of Responsibility: Sarah Silverman
Title: The bedwetter
stories of courage, redemption, and pee
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2010
Notes: Title from eBook information screen
Contents: Cursed from the start
The bedwetter
My Nana was great but now she's dead
Hymen, goodbyemen
Some of my more moving violations
Sarah Silverman: the college year
Make it a treat
Live from New York, you're fired
Fear and clothing
Midword
Explosive diary
Me play joke
Calls from Schleppy
The most important thing in life: being on TV
The second-most-important thing in life: love
Jew
Afterword by God
Summary: Comedian Silverman's memoir that mixes showbiz moments with the more serious subject of her teenage bout with depression as well as stories of her childhood and adolescence.
System Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1801 KB)
Subject Headings: Silverman, Sarah Women comedians United States Biography
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Women comedians
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780061987076
0061987077
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
MARC Display»

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Nov 06, 2014
  • mswrite rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

By coincidence I caught an episode of the sitcom "Frasier" yesterday, where Silverman did a brief and funny turn as an almost-patient of Dr. Frasier Crane as he attempts a (hilariously slapstick) return to private practice. Though I can't honestly call myself a "fan" of hers (being just old enough to remember when comics didn't have to be crude to get a laugh or a TV series) I am enjoying her book. The oddball title--and the cringe-inducing memories it immediately evoked--drew me to it. There are moments that are laugh-out-loud funny, and some that are achingly poignant, but more than that I admire Silverman's candor and humor in relating her painful girlhood experiences.

Jun 10, 2013
  • wampeer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I have never really like Sarah Silverman. Her comedy, I just don't get it. Too harsh, too far. But reading this book, you definitely get the impression that it's all an act. She seems like a really sweet person. I thought her book was hilarious. As good as any Chelsea Handler book I have read. I thought it was great, and it made me want to watch more of her comedy.

Jan 19, 2013
  • lumbanted rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was surprised at how good this was. I'm not a fan of hers. Her humor is pretty prevalent throughout the book and at times (like I said: I'm not a fan) it's a bit too much. But for the most part this book is supremely interesting and thoughtful. I can't believe I recommend this but I do

Dec 17, 2012
  • jessisnow rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Brava for comedian Sarah Silverman writing of wetting her bed up until high school. Being a comedian makes it easier for her to deal with a subject that for some might be incredibly ego destroying or worse. The bed wetting was an issue and she hid it from her friends but she doesn’t allow herself to be a victim. Her struggles with depression and being a guinea pig for different medications are part of her story. In an age where many people, teens and adults are medicated for the slightest of things, it’s good to read about a person that suffered with depression and feels medication has helped her. She writes the way she talks; funnily and honestly. I like Sarah Silverman, her book wasn’t some big revelation nor was she attempting that. It was a good read but maybe not award winning. I think the bedwetting stuff can be seen as any challenge and one that she overcame.

Oct 01, 2012
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had my misgivings about Ms. Silverman. I was majorly f--king
stupid. She is witty, observant and hilarious. Her prose keeps you engaged even though all the other titles introducing you to other paragraphs of different situations in her life will leave you bewildered and she seems to go off script like she pieced two different sentences together.

May 25, 2012
  • oldhag rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Read in one sitting because: it was a joy to read about a fellow-bedwetter, someone who wet the bed into her teens, and who experienced the same trauma and humiliation that I remember; and the book was funny- up to her Judgemental Chapter. For someone who is so determinedly transgressive of social norms in her personal, and her professional life, it was unpleasant to read Silverman's prescriptions/proscriptions about what activities other people should reserve for "Make It A Treat" (MIAT) occasions rather than regular indulgences. Not sure what to make of Silverman's comment regarding the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal that she was, "...kind of tickled to bits that it was with this sassy, chubby Jewess...". Does that come under the category MIAT, or SNAFU?

Jun 24, 2011
  • aliciamccreath rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I very much liked this book and thought it was hilarious. It makes me want to watch her show.

Mar 21, 2011
  • AJ_in_CoMo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I don't think I laughed out loud reading it, but as someone who likes her comedic endeavors, it was interesting to read about her life thus far, especially about her early struggles with depression, her character of a father and her first experiences in stand-up.

Sep 03, 2010
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

this woman thinks she is a lot more witty and entertaining than she actually is. she will always be C level because she believes she is A level and needs no improvement.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at NYPL

  Loading...

Other Formats

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

The Bedwetter
Silverman, Sarah
The Bedwetter

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.


I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf

Browse the shelf is not available for this title.


Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app09 Version draggan_fix Last updated 2014/11/20 11:49