Agorafabulous! by Sara Benincasa
Dispatches from My Bedroom

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“Sara Benincasa is one of the funniest writers I know—and I know a disturbing number of them. She is also one of the most honest.”
—Sam Apple, author of American Parent and editor-in-chief of The Faster Times

“Sara is extremely funny and should have many books out so we can all read them and laugh.”
—Margaret Cho

Comedian, writer, blogger, radio and podcast host, and YouTube sensation, Sara Benincasa bravely and outrageously brings us “Dispatches from My Bedroom” with Agorafabulous! One of the funniest and most poignant books ever written about a mental illness, Agorafabulous! is a hilarious, raw, and unforgettable account of how a terrified young woman, literally trapped by her own imagination, evolved into a (relatively) high-functioning professional smartass. Down to earth and seriously funny, Benincasa’s no-holds-barred revelations offer readers the politically incorrect hilarity they heartily crave, yet is so often missing from your typical, weepy, and redemptive personal memoir.

 

About Sara Benincasa

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Sara Benincasa is an award-winning comedian, writer, blogger and podcast host and the writer and star of the one-woman show, Agorafabulous!. She has appeared throughout the media, and was a citizen-journalist for the 2008 MTV Choose or Lose Street Team. She hosts the web series Gettin' Wet with Sara Benincasa and the popular podcast Sex and Other Human Activities. She lives in New York City.
 
Published February 14, 2012 by William Morrow. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Therapy, homemade smoothies, “Zentastic, organic, free-range, fair trade, sustainable, sage-scented self-help books” and the timely intervention of friends and family pulled Benincasa back from the edge of her agoraphobic abyss.

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Examiner

Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom is Sara Benincasa’s first book.

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Examiner

In her book, Agorafabulous!, which was published by William Morrow, Sara takes the reader through a journey that involves laughter, Prozac, and cereal bowls filled with pee.

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Touching, ribald, funny, informative, Benincasa handles the subject of mental illness with amazing insight and the ability to use humor to rise above.

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Examiner

In her darkly comic memoir, Agorafabulous !, available online or at Denve’s finest new booksellers, comedian and "Sex and Other Human Activities" podcaster Sara Benincasa turns the potentially hazardous grist of her life’s mill, inclusing bouts of depression, eating disorders, and panic attacks i...

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Examiner

Today, Hartford Books Examiner and William Morrow Books will be offering a signed copy of Sara Benincasa’s Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom to one lucky reader.

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Sara Benincasa's personal story in her memoir, Agorafabulous!

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Persephone Magazine

I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say that the book is “triggering,” but it’s probably best read when one is in a mostly comfortable head-space.

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The Spit Take

She is not yet over her fear of God but is working on it by “Consorting with atheists and other hell-bound types, like comedians.” Benincasa writes about debilitating panic attacks and how, when she should have been having the time of her life in college, she decided she was an incurable freak, ...

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Laugh Spin

She recalls those last days at Emerson: “When I ate, I nibbled in bed and thought about dying.” Back home, however, she eventually became best friends with her blender – “When your daily routine includes repeatedly convincing yourself to not commit suicide, you probably don’t have time left over ...

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