Comedian, writer, blogger, radio and podcast host, and YouTube sensation, Sara Benincasa bravely and outrageously brings us "Dispatches From My Bedroom" with Agorafabulous! One of the funniest and most poignant books ever written about a mental illness, Agorafabulous! is a hilarious, raw, and unforgettable account of how a terrified young woman, literally trapped by her own imagination, evolved into a (relatively) high-functioning professional smartass. Down to earth and seriously funny, Benincasa's no-holds-barred revelations offer listeners the politically incorrect hilarity they heartily crave, yet is so often missing from your typical, weepy, and redemptive personal memoir.
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"Sara Benincasa is one of the funniest writers I know - and I know a disturbing number of them. She is also one of the most honest." (Sam Apple, author of American Parent and editor-in-chief of The Faster Times)
"Sara is extremely funny and should have many books out so we can all read them and laugh." (Margaret Cho)
If you have ever had an anxiety attack or felt a bit out of place then listening to this book should make you realise you are not alone! And that it's all going to be okay. Sara is funny and honest and I think it was a good listen.
"A bit ... coarse, but I liked it"
I had not heard of the author until I stumbled across this book. First two-thirds centering on her breakdown, and recovery, easily held my interest; last part was more a straight memoir that, while well written, seemed more like a coast to the finish. Didn't bother me much, but if you're opposed to crude language, don't get this one!
"Wasn't my bag,"
I struggled to get through this, I didn't find the story as humorous as expected. I also feel it might have went better in the hands of a voice artist.
"More Fun than a Good Cry in a Bathroom Stall"
Sara Benincasa addresses anxiety and depression; suicide and run-of-the-mill high school antipathy from a perspective that lets you know— not that everything will be ok, but that you can cry and laugh at once at the same thing.
Agorafabulous! began as a one woman show. What Sara brings to this audiobook is the skills to enthrall an audience. She can tell a yarn about standing in line for two hours in order to donate blood, and you are ready to hear more. She's spontaneous, genuine, and awkward when it suits.
I loved this book/performance. While I have never peed in bowls, I have certainly felt these feelings & worked for crazy people & had always encounters & to be honest, I loved this book because I felt like it could have been me. If I had grown up in New Jersey.
"Not for me"
Didn't finish it. Not for me. Might help someone or help them to understand someone else though...but maybe download a sample before buying.
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