The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman
Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

63%

16 Critic Reviews

For a comedian’s memoir, The Bedwetter is short on laughs...
-AV Club

Synopsis

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.

 

About Sarah Silverman

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Sarah Silverman is the co-creator and star of The Sarah Silverman Program. She won an Emmy in 2009 for her video I'm F***ing Matt Damon, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her role on The Sarah Silverman Program. Silverman lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Duck, presuming he does not die prior to publication, which is moderately to extremely likely.
 
Published April 2, 2010 by Harper. 261 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for The Bedwetter
All: 16 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 6

NY Times

Good
on May 03 2010

...there’s a sweet and self-deprecating chapter about the fruitless year Ms. Silverman spent on “Saturday Night Live”...as well as a surprisingly sincere discussion of her and her colleagues’ fights to preserve...“The Sarah Silverman Program”...

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Guardian

Good
on Apr 30 2011

...there's a lurking feeling that there's a "proper" autobiography hiding amid the digressions and jokes, but despite her merry blasphemies, Silverman is on the side of the angels.

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Examiner

Below average
on Feb 21 2012

...if you do decide to check it out keep your expectations low.

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Globe and Mail

Good
on Apr 23 2010

...it's impossible to read this book and believe there are any mean bones, only funny ones, in Sarah Silverman's body.

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AV Club

Above average
on May 06 2010

For a comedian’s memoir, The Bedwetter is short on laughs...

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Entertainment Weekly

Below average
on Apr 28 2010

Most chapters are only vaguely organized, and things lose steam once she reaches the present day...

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LA Times

Good
on May 04 2010

Despite her proclamation of not wanting to "share wisdom or inspire people," Silverman does just that when she describes her own life lessons with family and friends...

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Booklist Online

Good
on Mar 15 2010

In her memoir, Silverman takes readers on a tour of the underground tunnel that is her mind, and believe me, it is as full of muck as the sewers of Paris. Only funnier.

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Suite 101

Below average
on Jan 25 2011

Too often, though, the book has a phoned-in quality to it. An apparent lack of commitment is shown in the many comments about how hard and depressing it is to write a book...

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Tampa Bay Times

Good
on May 08 2010

...Sarah Silverman has written a memoir that's sweet, funny, real and occasionally even touching.

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Zimbio

Below average
on Mar 03 2012

The bulk of the book is NOT as funny as the fake reviews from random children on the back of the sleeve...

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Lincoln Journal Star

Above average
on May 07 2010

...Silverman's book suggests that, behind the cute face and dirty mouth, there's a clever woman with a warm heart.

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Breitbart

Below average
on Jun 28 2010

If it really sucked I would be gleefully slamming it. The problem is that most of the book is extremely ordinary.

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New York Magazine

Good
on Apr 11 2010

The Bedwetter reveals a tenderness that is disarming...

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Metro

Good
on Aug 24 2010

Sarah Silverman isn’t at her most comfortable talking to the press...so it’s a good thing her autobiography...provides such insight.

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City of Films

Excellent
on May 10 2010

The book is beautifully written, funny and works as a great confessional for the star...

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