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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Sweeney Narrator: Julia Sweeney Publisher: Julia Sweeney Blum Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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In one year Julia Sweeney got a divorce (amicable), bought a small bungalow in Hollywood, and looked forward to a life that said, Here dwells a happily single young woman! But then the axe fell. Her younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her. Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her, too. Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away from.

Just weeks before Mike died, Julia was diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer (what Mike called her sympathy cancer), and within days of burying her brother she underwent a radical hysterectomy, beginning her own journey through the International House of Cancer.

Drawing from these Job-like travails, Julia wrote this remarkably funny and touching monologue about a family that managed to persevere with humor, grace, and love. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/17/2014

    " The live Uncabaret set on This American Life is much better, but still a good read. I've decided that I should get the audio book for comedian's books. It's so much better listening to their voices telling the stories. I wouldn't say the same thing about novel audio books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adele Goetz | 11/21/2013

    " I love people who can find humor in everything, even terrible things like cancer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry (sethurner) | 10/12/2013

    " Sweeney, an alum of Saturday Night Live, tells the story in a monologue of her brother's cancer and her own illness. At turns funny and very sad, she tells a compelling story with the wit of, say, Gilda Radner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/5/2013

    " a passage in the life of the person behind Pat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 9/6/2013

    " The book is great but the movie is phenomenal. This story works better when Julia Sweeney TELLS it herself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 8/21/2013

    " Funny,and Sad, but mostly funny she is a tour de force. An evening spent laughing and crying with Julia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/4/2013

    " This brief book is both touching and funny. It may seem a little disjointed in the beginning, but it all hangs together in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 11/19/2012

    " JULIA SWEENEY GIVES A COMICAL TWIST TO THE TRIBULATIONS SHE AND HER FAMILY HAVE HAD TO ENDURE- IT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, CRY, BUT OVERALL, GIVES HOPE "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 9/22/2012

    " The book itself for reading is decent, very fast and light (for what should be heavy subject matter). If you have the choice, I recommend listening to her instead--that will make you love her stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 8/17/2012

    " Most wonderful hilarious look at life and at cancer. As someone who has lost and is losing loved ones to cancer I cannot recommend it highly enough. It will make you laugh out loud and cry in the best possible ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten Ritzen | 6/22/2012

    " don't know why it took me so long to discover this book, when i knew she had performed a one-woman play based on the same true story. Funny, honest, touching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/2/2012

    " While I do not care for Julia's characters on SNL, I really love, love, loved her book!!!! She seems like someone who would be fun to be friends with. This book was touching and in parts very, very funny....i mean snort out loud funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/11/2012

    " signed by Julia Sweeney. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa Tazioli | 10/3/2011

    " This started out good but fizzled in the last half. She dealt with some ugly stuff in her life and found a sane way through it. I give her credit for that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex Norcross | 7/14/2011

    " A humorous and poignant look at the life of comedian during the tragic year that both she and her brother were diagnosed with cancer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/28/2010

    " Profoundly inspiring and courageously funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer Munger | 3/6/2010

    " I simply adore Julia Sweeney. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/5/2009

    " I felt guilty, rolling with laughter while reading a book about cancer, but Sweeney manages to highlight the humorous and absurd amidst the dark and stark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 11/28/2009

    " Funny, it made me laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 11/25/2009

    " I actually have this as an audiobook, but I couldn't find it on here. I love Julia Sweeney's memoirs, and listening to her perform them just adds to enjoyment. A touching, funny, sweet, tragic, honest story of her brother's death by cancer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 10/21/2009

    " Most wonderful hilarious look at life and at cancer. As someone who has lost and is losing loved ones to cancer I cannot recommend it highly enough. It will make you laugh out loud and cry in the best possible ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 8/8/2009

    " The book is great but the movie is phenomenal. This story works better when Julia Sweeney TELLS it herself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 7/16/2009

    " A humorous and poignant look at the life of comedian during the tragic year that both she and her brother were diagnosed with cancer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry (sethurner) | 4/7/2009

    " Sweeney, an alum of Saturday Night Live, tells the story in a monologue of her brother's cancer and her own illness. At turns funny and very sad, she tells a compelling story with the wit of, say, Gilda Radner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 1/13/2009

    " I actually have this as an audiobook, but I couldn't find it on here. I love Julia Sweeney's memoirs, and listening to her perform them just adds to enjoyment. A touching, funny, sweet, tragic, honest story of her brother's death by cancer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/30/2008

    " a passage in the life of the person behind Pat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 7/11/2008

    " While I do not care for Julia's characters on SNL, I really love, love, loved her book!!!! She seems like someone who would be fun to be friends with. This book was touching and in parts very, very funny....i mean snort out loud funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/26/2008

    " I felt guilty, rolling with laughter while reading a book about cancer, but Sweeney manages to highlight the humorous and absurd amidst the dark and stark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adele | 6/25/2008

    " I love people who can find humor in everything, even terrible things like cancer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 2/11/2008

    " JULIA SWEENEY GIVES A COMICAL TWIST TO THE TRIBULATIONS SHE AND HER FAMILY HAVE HAD TO ENDURE- IT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, CRY, BUT OVERALL, GIVES HOPE "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/26/2007

    " My only real complaint about this book is that I wanted more. Sweeney has such a wonderful sense of humor that it is even more painful when the heartbreak happens.
    Very inspirational and sweet. I would have liked to see the show this was based on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/15/2007

    " The book itself for reading is decent, very fast and light (for what should be heavy subject matter). If you have the choice, I recommend listening to her instead--that will make you love her stuff. "

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