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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: April 2010 ISBN: 9780061987137
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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.”

    People

  • “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.”

    Elle

  • “[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.”

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom Riley | 1/24/2014

    " I love Sarah's comedy so I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately it was not all that great. There are some amusing anecdotes of stuff she has done with fellow comedians, and the rise of a stand-up comedian is itself an interesting story. Also she had some pretty wild stuff in her early life. But nearly every vignette was under-developed. She's get into something and then just let it end. This is especially weird since she is someone who constructs jokes for a living... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Raymond | 1/18/2014

    " I didn't think I'd like this book that much, but read it on a whim. I definitely have a higher opinion of Sarah Silverman than I did before reading. I went in expecting a bunch of dick and fart jokes, but was surprised at how intelligent and reflective she was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Genevieve | 1/15/2014

    " Meh. It made me sad, mostly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Musto | 1/12/2014

    " While not as funny as books by contemporaries Patton Oswalt and David Cross, I really enjoyed the unabashed retelling of Sarah's childhood embarassments. They couldn't have happened to a bigger, better Jew. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 12/31/2013

    " It's not the best writing but it's crassly funny and unexpectedly endearing. As long as you're not easily offended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 12/24/2013

    " This might be one of the most hilarious books I have ever read. She's vulgar, witty, and totally demeans herself in her memoir. Although not a fan of Sarah Silverman before reading this book, I may have a new love for her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/15/2013

    " This was a fun and excellent read. It was surprisingly serious at times too which I appreciated. Fans of Sarah will love this and it may just make fans of those who don't quite understand her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 12/12/2013

    " I giggled almost throughout the entire book. Dick and fart jokes don't get old. Ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah | 12/8/2013

    " I think if I ever wrote a book it would come out like this. Just not as funny or with as many famous people in it or as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Stewart | 12/5/2013

    " A fast, enjoyable pop bio, especially in the early years. If you are worried that it reads like her stand-up act or television show, don't. Despite the cover, it's a very sincere work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 8/2/2013

    " Most memoirs (I guess this book would only loosely be classified as such) leave me wishing I had received more detail. But this one left me wishing I had read less detail and more humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lele | 7/23/2013

    " I think Sarah Silverman is funny most of the time( like all comedians there are hits and misses) Haven't said that I think this book is mostly a hit. I love how she views her seemly normal upbringing and all its teenage angst( and yes bedwetting) in a funny way. I enjoyed this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gendou | 6/16/2013

    " Kinda funny and kinda interesting. Very Sarah. Very Jewish! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ls | 5/19/2013

    " If you like Sarah, you will like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 5/16/2013

    " I enjoy Sarah Silverman. She is fearless and funny. She's not everyone's cup of tea. If you're not a fan but can keep an open mind, you'll get some insight into where her humour comes from. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 11/21/2012

    " Easy, funny read. The beginning was definitely funnier than the middle and end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deneen | 10/16/2012

    " I like Sarah Silverman and found the book an easy, mildly entertaining read. Nothing deep, nothing profound, just a biography that skipped over many things, but was amusing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat R | 10/16/2012

    " Never caught me up- didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Issa | 10/10/2012

    " Sarah is a great storyteller. I enjoyed this book a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Holt | 8/23/2012

    " Funny. My favorite line "to be honest I don't like kids much, I had one child an murdered him - God" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donkey21 | 7/12/2012

    " Funny with some good stories about her early standup days, SNL and her own show. I would have liked more, but I really enjoyed it. She does not discuss Jimmy Kimmel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 3/16/2012

    " Good read to kill time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 victoria | 1/28/2012

    " Loving it so far. Review to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali Baylor | 12/28/2011

    " Not as funny as Tina Fey, but Sarah Silverman definitely has her own charm. A sort of autiobiography with lots of funny pictures of Sarah throughout her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci | 7/2/2011

    " This book started off really really funny... but I'm half way through it and now I'm pretty bored with it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 5/22/2011

    " This book was fairly entertaining. I think someone who is a particular fan of Silverman's would eat it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 5/21/2011

    " Good for a few dozen giggles!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 5/15/2011

    " Heartwarming, hilarious, vulgar, irreverent, and genuine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 5/14/2011

    " LOVE Sarah Silverman. I listened to this on CD, as read by her, which definitely added to the hilarity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 5/14/2011

    " im loving what comes out of this book hilarious if only she was on her comdey show "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 5/11/2011

    " Very funny and quite sweet (at times)... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 5/11/2011

    " Got a 1/4th of the way in and had to give up. I gave it back to who I borrowed it from. Same old stuff... every other anecdote was something about bed wetting. We get it. You wet the bed and you're funny. Next... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 5/11/2011

    " If loving Sarah Silverman is wrong, I don't want to be right. This book is very funny. I just wish it was longer. I love especially her childhood stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/10/2011

    " Funny but not quite as funny as I thought it would be. That said, I loved 1) the stream of consciousness style 2) the no holds barred humor and discussion or her life and 3) her dad. Probably in reverse order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia | 5/9/2011

    " Funny and irreverent and not nearly as dumb as I feared it might be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 5/7/2011

    " I liked this book, you'll like it if you're a Sarah Silverman fan, if not, it's probably too obscure to be funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 4/20/2011

    " The book while funny, was...well... interesting. Some parts (the majority of the book) were extremely drawn out and the same joke repeated 20 times became UNfunny. It did contain a good amount of funny one liners, and that was the books saving grace. "

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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.