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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,375 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Silverman Narrator: Sarah Silverman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne and star of the powerful 2015 film I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah’s television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Often hilarious and occasionally revelatory...More than just a collection of gags and stand-up leftovers, The Bedwetter is a...cohesive narrative of how a rebellious comic perspective evolved and became inseparable from the person who employs it, and how anyone who could find offense in that is really the butt of the joke.”

    New York Times

  • “It’s irreverent, funny, and sometimes winningly serious…Though Silverman’s book provides her customary shock-and-awe humor... it is Silverman’s honesty and vulnerability that are most surprising.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Without curtailing her trademark potty-mouth humor and shock tactics, comedian Sarah Silverman has written a memoir that’s sweet, funny, real and, dare I say it, occasionally even touching… Silverman’s book suggests that, behind the cute face and dirty mouth, there’s a clever woman with a warm heart.” 

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • “In this book, as onstage, she has the power to shock—not so easy in these times. Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor crossed lines; now that the controversy has faded, we remember their genius. And so we will with Sarah Silverman.”


  • “Odd, shambling, and funny...as close to an explanation of Silverman and her comedy as we’re likely to get.”

    New York magazine

  • “Deftly mixes the spit-take funny stuff with an unsentimental but enlightened look back at her not-so-charmed life and career.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Readers...get a fully realized portrait of Silverman: tales from a youth spent moistening mattresses and fighting depression in New Hampshire; her salad days as a struggling comedienne in New York; and the various trials that have come with being the filthiest, funniest woman on television.”


  • “[A] hilarious memoir...Though she’s best known for sexually explicit jokes, Silverman is able to address more serious subjects in the book without losing her edge.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “An absurdist’s delight.”


  • “In this refreshingly candid autobiography, she talks about her surprisingly long and varied career; her battle with depression; and her reputation as the ‘world’s hottest, most controversial comedian.’ A fun, soulful read.”

    Barnes and Noble editorial review

  • “For any reader who enjoys Silverman’s stand-up and television work, her freshman literary effort is highly entertaining [and] provides a fascinating introduction to the person behind the persona.”  

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie Weisberg | 2/15/2014

    " Hilarious. Also just a fun, easy read. She's a genius. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kendallyn | 2/11/2014

    " Surprisingly good. I didn't really care for Sarah before reading this book. But after reading her book by respect for her has increased. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by DeAnna Rigney | 1/27/2014

    " Sarah Silverman kills me with her "nothing is sacred" brand of humor, making jokes about sex, race, and the Holocaust. My first taste of such humor happened when I first glimpsed Nazis dancing and singing in a Mel Brooks film, and I've been hooked ever since. Silverman relays her childhood and the struggle to do comedy as a career. The book is written probably much in the way the woman thinks, with choppy organization and stories that pop up here and there on a whim, but she seems straightforward and honest throughout, and she doesn't tone anything down. Funny, interesting, and a pretty quick and easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily Dings | 1/26/2014

    " I don't know how a book that is so focused on pee and poop can be so endearing, but somehow this is. In-between lots of repulsive anecdotes about bodily functions, Silverman shows that she is really intelligent and thoughtful, and that her early life was extremely difficult (a psychiatrist had her taking 16 Xanax a day for several of her early teenage years!). I appreciated getting an insider's view on what it's like for a comedian to present offensive material they didn't write--as with her Britney Spears incident at the VMAs. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman is the co-creator and star of The Sarah Silverman Program. She also starred in the feature-length film version of her one-woman show Jesus Is Magic. She won an Emmy in 2008 for her video I’m F***ing Matt Damon and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on The Sarah Silverman Program. She grew up in New Hampshire and now lives in Los Angeles (by way of her beloved New York City) with her dog, Duck, presuming he has not died since the writing of this biography, which is moderately to extremely likely.