Mental by Eddie Sarfaty

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Eddie Sarfaty's astute and acerbic stand-up effortlessly captures the everyday absurdities of life, blending self-deprecation and sarcasm with a razor-sharp instinct for the ridiculous. In Mental, he expands his hilarious insights into a collection of autobiographical essays that explore career lows, cheapskate exes, the wonder and hell of family, psychopathic felines, and so much more. . .

Whether recounting a family trip to Paris, where his ailing father shouts obscenities at the Mona Lisa, or discovering his mother surfing JewHunt.net in search of a mahjong à trois, Eddie excels at bitingly, but lovingly, mocking his family.

Spotlighting his own misadventures with equal relish, Eddie recounts his darkly funny experience stage managing an ill-fated Portuguese production of The Phantom of the Opera, reveals taking Ecstasy before lunch with Hillary Clinton, and recalls a one-night stand whose fondness for balloon animals would have animal activists up in arms.

Eddie Sarfaty is a natural storyteller, and his candid wit–caustic, yet surprisingly poignant–proves just as endearing and hilarious in print as it is onstage.

 

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Published June 19, 2009 by Kensington Books. 268 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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A stand-up performer pens a comic memoir about the vicissitudes of modern gay life.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Mental

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The title and cover of Eddie Sarfaty's book Mental: Funny in the Head lead us to believe that this is to be a rollercoaster ride into the quirky dives of one man's head, a set of wild escapades and crazy adventures.

Oct 21 2009 | Read Full Review of Mental

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