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Author: Bonnie McFarlane Narrator: Bonnie McFarlane, Alexander Cendese Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9780062455307
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In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively readable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy-person, from popular actress, writer, and comedian Bonnie McFarlane.

 It took Bonnie McFarlane a lot of time, effort, and tequila to get to where she is today. Before she starred on Last Comic Standing and directed her own films, she was an inappropriately loud tomboy growing up on her parents’ farm in Cold Lake, Canada, wetting her pants during standardized tests and killing chickens. Desperate to find “her people”—like-minded souls who wouldn’t judge her because she was honest, ruthless, and okay, sometimes really rude—Bonnie turned to comedy. In her explosively funny and no-holds-barred memoir, Bonnie tells it like it is, and lays bare all of her smart (and her not-so-smart) decisions along her way to finding her friends and her comedic voice.

From fistfights in elementary school to riding motorcycles to the World Famous Comic Strip, to Late Night with David Letterman, and through to her infamous “c” word bit on Last Comic Standing, You’re Better Than Me is her funny and outrageous trip through the good, bad, and ugly of her life in comedy. McFarlane doesn’t always keep her mouth shut when she should, but at least she makes people laugh. And that’s all that matters, right?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McFarlane has guts, heart, jokes, and plenty of wise words in this hilarious journey through the dark heart of the entertainment industry.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “McFarlane tells all in a frank, naughty, and very funny voice…McFarlane’s memoir kills.”

    Booklist

  • “Canadian comedian Bonnie McFarlane explores the strange, thrilling world of stand-up in this brutally candid memoir.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “The book is consistently funny—the author is a compulsive quipster, and her hit ratio is high…Breezy and entertaining.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Comedian Bonnie McFarlane delivers her memoir with the same droll tone found in her writing as she talks about topics such as growing up poor on a farm in northern Canada, the early days of her career, and drinking a lot of tequila shots… While this isn’t for the easily offended, many listeners will appreciate McFarlane’s honesty and lack of ego and will relish her stories about a life devoted to comedy.”

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  • “Raucous and eloquent, You’re Better Than Me uncovers one woman’s journey from slaughtering livestock in rural Canada to confronting stand-up comedy’s misogyny. Bonnie McFarlane reinforces that women actually are funny and it comes straight from their vaginas. I knew her when—and she still is!”

    Jill Soloway, award-winning director and creator of Amazon original series Transparent

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About the Author

Bonnie McFarlane is a Canadian-American comedian and writer. She is best known for appearing on the second season of the TV reality show Last Comic Standing and for cohosting the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband, comedian Rich Vos. McFarlane has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. She appeared as a panelist on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld and as one of Dr. Katz’s patients on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. McFarlane wrote and directed the film, Women Aren’t Funny, which was released in August 2014. She lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey.

About the Narrator

Alexander Cendese is a New York–based actor and narrator whose credits include roles on and off Broadway, in films, and on popular television shows, including Law & Order: SVU and All My Children. He holds a BFA from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.