From comedienne Sarah Silverman — famous for her audacious, irreverent, surprisingly sweet, and gleefully outrageous sensibility — comes her first book The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, an explosively entertaining memoir where, as the title promises, nothing is off-limits.
Of course, would readers expect anything less than full disclosure from the woman who created massive pop culture buzz and unleashed a viral video sensation by singing about “F***ing Matt Damon” on national television in front of millions of viewers?
A collection of witty autobiographical essays that are intimate, moving, and wildly hilarious, The Bedwetter features Silverman’s anecdotes about growing up Jewish in New Hampshire, proudly mimicking her father’s incessant swearing at age three, fighting a nightly war with her bladder almost until high school graduation, losing her virginity (twice, sort of), and inciting a media firestorm with a bit skewering political correctness. She also opens up about the accidental death of her infant brother and her teenage bout with depression, for which she was treated with megadoses of Xanax. Yet even as she bares her most emotionally vulnerable moments, somehow, she never fails to get a laugh.
In fact, ever since she was a kid, it has been Silverman’s dream to make people laugh. And it wasn’t long after dropping out of NYU to pursue her career that she landed a writing gig at Saturday Night Live, every hungry young comic’s holy grail — only to be fired for a) never having a sketch air the whole time she was working there or b) stabbing Al Franken in the forehead with a pencil, an impulsive act she reconstructs in The Bedwetter in loving detail.
The 288 page hardcover is due in stores on April 20th, 2010.