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

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

Silverman, Sarah. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee. Harper Perennial, 2011. ISBN 978-0061856457 240 pp. $16.99

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I tried to resist Silverman’s memoir The Bedwetter. It isn’t particularly remarkable writing in terms of eloquence, but it is highly engaging and appealing in spite of (or perhaps because of) the toilet humor. The short cleverly titled chapters are punctuated with sub-headed section breaks and photos and realia like diary entries, email exchanges and photos. I chuckled aloud at some of her stories and only the photo on page 209 gave me reservations.

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