The Bedwetter

The Bedwetter

Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061856433
Branch Call Number: 792.7028092 SIL 2010
Characteristics: xv, 240 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm

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Rubicat
Jul 15, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable book. I sometimes find Ms. Silverman just a tiny bit too raw for my taste, I mostly just laugh my tail off and admire her wit. Her book does not disappoint. There is sadness and humor, sarcasm and memories. I really hope that Ms. Silverman continues to write so we can enjoy her insights and observations.

SPL_Robyn Mar 17, 2017

Blind Date 2017 comment: "Interesting quote. I had browsed this at one time. the narrative got overdone and gimmicky. Comedians are eloquent writers. Funny and poignant but the 'schtick' got tiresome. I did like it but went on to other items."

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mplsrulz
Apr 27, 2016

Why haven't you read this book? Go!

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TheeAvebury
Mar 12, 2016

Terrible book- she uses large print and blank spacing to fill up a book that at best is probably more around 20 pages in length- padding does not make a book. Another " unfunny " comedian.

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wordjay
Dec 11, 2014

I just read The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee, and I find most amazing the impact that Silverman has had on modern political life. We all know the impact of her “Schlep out the Vote” campaign on Obama’s election, but I had never considered her role in the creation of Senator Al Franken. I wonder if she even considered that stabbing him the head with a pencil could have caused that minor nerve alteration that transformed him from a comic genius to a mediocre elected official. What makes this even more plausible is the fact that he doesn’t even remember the stabbing.

Thank you, Ms. Silverman, for standing up for pee.

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mswrite
Nov 06, 2014

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.

wampeer Jun 10, 2013

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.

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lumbanted
Jan 19, 2013

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

PrimaGigi Oct 01, 2012

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.

oldhag May 25, 2012

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?

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