Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Agorfabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom by Sarah Benincasa + Review & Giveaway

Book Description

February 14, 2012
“I subscribe to the notion that if you can laugh at the shittiest moments in your life, you can transcend them. And if other people can laugh at your awful shit as well, then I guess you can officially call yourself a comedian.”

In Boston, a college student fears leaving her own room—even to use the toilet. In Pennsylvania, a meek personal assistant finally confronts a perpetually enraged gay spiritual guru. In Texas, a rookie high school teacher deals with her male student’s unusually, er, hard personal problem. Sara Benincasa has been that terrified student, that embattled employee, that confused teacher—and so much more. Her hilarious memoir chronicles her attempts to forge a wonderfully weird adulthood in the midst of her lifelong struggle with agoraphobia, depression, and unruly hair.

Relatable, unpretentious, and unsentimental, Agorafabulous! celebrates eccentricity, resilience, and the power of humor to light up even the darkest corners of our lives. (There are also some sexy parts, but they’re really awkward. Like really, really awkward.)
The 411 by Maria 
The book came out on Valentine's Day and has been staring at me since than to be read. I LOVE the cover. Sara is very candid and very funny. These are my favorite kind of books. Honestly and telling it like it is in a very real way is exactly how I like my female counterparts although I could never be as funny as Sara.

Sara is a great storyteller who uses truth and humor in a way that makes you feel you are talking to her not reading her book. Certainly people who meet her after reading her feel they have spoken to her before.

If you can have this many issues, (Sara spent some time peeing in cereal bowls and storing them under her bed because she was afraid the bathroom) and people still would love meet you (I do), you are truly a special individual.

Personally, I give Sara a lot of credit. I doubt I would be able to write about the things she has with such , yet her anxieties although very debilitating have enabled her to make me feel in my own wackiness very normal.  Thanks Sara!

If you love comedic writing yet want to understand or are dealing with phobias, this is a read for you. I highly doubt there is another book that should be in the Comedy, Autobiographical and Self Help category at the same time other than Agorafabulous!

Great Links:

Book Trailer



Agorafabulous Live

Sara Benincasa on Facebook

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher for my honest opinion and received NO compensation.

1 comment:

  1. I love true accounts. sounds great!


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