“I subscribe to the notion that if you can laugh at the shittiest moments in your life,you can transcend them. And if other people can laugh at your awful shit as well, then I guess you can officially call yourself a comedian.”
In Boston, a college student fears leaving her own room—even to use the toilet. In Pennsylvania, a meek personal assistant finally confronts a perpetually enraged gay spiritual guru. In Texas, a rookie high school teacher deals with her male student’s unusually, er, hard personal problem. Sara Benincasa has been that terrified student, that embattled employee, that confused teacher—and so much more. Her hilarious memoir chronicles her attempts to forge a wonderfully weird adulthood in the midst of her lifelong struggle with agoraphobia, depression, and unruly hair.
Relatable, unpretentious, and unsentimental, Agorafabulous! celebrates eccentricity, resilience, and the power of humor to light up even the darkest corners of our lives. (There are also some sexy parts, but they’re really awkward. Like really, really awkward.)
Her comedic timing makes this book really fun to read even for someone who went and overcame so much.
From peeing in bowls, to being afraid to get in the car, to being amazing completely by making smoothies..
I read through this book in 5 hours with barely a bathroom break as soon as it downloaded to my kindle.
Benincasa shares her experience with depression, anxiety, and agoraphobia. She boldly recalls her past and gives us insight into her mind. Read morePublished 27 days ago by H. Thomas
I read this in one sitting. While it is easy to feel that the author got over her darkest period much more quickly and easily than many others, she readily acknowledges her... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scorps
We are looking at movie of the week territory here. A young University student with everything going for her, has it all taken away from her by a serious illness (agorahobia + an... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Soo
Quit reading when she started on the popular girls who were mean to her. I had no patience for that in high school and no more now. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ann Mariia Rousey
A different kind of coming of age story thay is raw, HILARIOUS, honest, and insightful that ends well in the Big Apple.Published 5 months ago by Andrfields
Sara had me in stitches laughing. What a sense of humor that girl has. I also liked the fact that I recognized almost all of the places she spoke about in NJ. Read morePublished 5 months ago by lwozniak
This memoir is a remarkably readable and honest account of the writer's struggle with a cluster of debilitating mental illnesses including agoraphobia and crippling panic attacks. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ann Mintz
I'm a sucker for a triumph-over-adversity memoir. Hey, who isn't? But especially over one's own mental demons. And funny and raunchy to boot. And smart. And sexy. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Edward J. Bohls
I thoroughly enjoyed this funny, honest and often edgy, memoir. Benincasa spares no detail about her mental illness and takes the reader on her hilarious journey to recovery as she... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Victoria Fedden