The Bedwetter

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The Bedwetter
Bedwetter cover.jpg
Author Sarah Silverman
Subject Memoir, humor
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
2010
ISBN 0-06-185643-6

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee is a memoir by actress and comedian Sarah Silverman, published in 2010.

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The first section of the book is about her family and upbringing. Silverman writes about her growing up wetting her bed until age 16. At age 2, she would make her father laugh by saying "fuck". Her family did not find her sense of humor offensive, and supported her style of comedy. She says that Garry Shandling is her heaviest influence, and how, like him, she has created a semi-fictional public persona of herself.[1] She admits to avidly smoking marijuana. The book's (fictional) afterword is by God, writing about Silverman in the year 2063, on the occasion of her death at 93, with the eipitaph "She loved dogs, New York, television, children, friendship, sex, laughing, heartbreaking songs, marijuana, farts, and cuddling." [2]

Publicity[edit]

The book was released on April 20, which, as "4/20", is a day of celebration for marijuana users. Silverman produced a promotional letter exclusively for Amazon.com, wherein she compares herself ironically to Ernest Hemingway and Fyodor Dostoevsky, classing herself as a serious writer.[3]

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