Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito audiobook

Save Yourself: A Memoir

By Cameron Esposito
Read by Cameron Esposito

Grand Central Publishing 9781455591435
6.63 Hours 1
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From standup comic Cameron Esposito, a memoir that tackles sexuality, gender and equality--and how her Catholic upbringing prepared her for a career as an outspoken lesbian comedian in ways the Pope never could have imagined. Cameron Esposito wanted to be a priest and ended up a standup comic. She would like to tell the whole, freaking queer as hell story. Her story. Not the sidebar to a straight person's rebirth-she doesn't give a makeover or plan a wedding or get a couple back together. This isn't a queer tragedy. She doesn't die at the end of this book, having finally decided to kiss the girl. It's the sexy, honest, bumpy and triumphant dyke's tale her younger, theology major self needed to read. Because there was a long time when she thought she wouldn't make it. Not as a comic, but as a human. SAVE YOURSELF is full of funny and insightful recollections about everything from coming out (at a Catholic college where being gay can get you expelled) to how joining the circus can help you become a better comic (so much nudity) to accepting yourself for who you are--even if you're an awkward tween with an eyepatch (which Cameron was). Packed with heart, humor, and cringe-worthy stories anyone who has gone through puberty can relate to, Cameron's memoir is for that timid, fenced-in kid in all of us--and the fearless standup yearning to break free.

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Summary

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From standup comic Cameron Esposito, a memoir that tackles sexuality, gender and equality--and how her Catholic upbringing prepared her for a career as an outspoken lesbian comedian in ways the Pope never could have imagined.

Cameron Esposito wanted to be a priest and ended up a standup comic. She would like to tell the whole, freaking queer as hell story. Her story. Not the sidebar to a straight person's rebirth-she doesn't give a makeover or plan a wedding or get a couple back together. This isn't a queer tragedy. She doesn't die at the end of this book, having finally decided to kiss the girl. It's the sexy, honest, bumpy and triumphant dyke's tale her younger, theology major self needed to read. Because there was a long time when she thought she wouldn't make it. Not as a comic, but as a human.


SAVE YOURSELF is full of funny and insightful recollections about everything from coming out (at a Catholic college where being gay can get you expelled) to how joining the circus can help you become a better comic (so much nudity) to accepting yourself for who you are--even if you're an awkward tween with an eyepatch (which Cameron was). Packed with heart, humor, and cringe-worthy stories anyone who has gone through puberty can relate to, Cameron's memoir is for that timid, fenced-in kid in all of us--and the fearless standup yearning to break free.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Cameron is as hilarious and honest…Save Yourself is a gift that will help every person who reads it become braver, bolder, and more comfortable in their own perfect skin.” Abby Wambach, New York Times bestselling author
“This book offers a balm for anyone who has grown up gender atypical and for those who sometimes feel as though they haven’t grown up at all.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Audiobooks written (and obviously read) by comedians are a real treat…Not only is Esposito’s comedic timing perfect, but her voice is so full of compassion and tenderness for her younger self that I often found myself just smiling as well as laughing out loud.” Book Riot (audio review)
“The stand-up comic…relates her hilarious and heartbreaking coming-of-age as a Catholic, closeted lesbian.” New York Times
“Combining laugh-out-loud moments with somber reflections on gender, sexuality, religion, social power dynamics, and how to start saving yourself.” Booklist
“I hope Save Yourself finds its way into the hands of every queer person longing for stories like their own.” Tegan Quin, musician and co-author of High School

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Author Bio: Cameron Esposito

Author Bio: Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based comic, actor, and writer. Cameron’s career has spanned everything from big-budget films to Sundance indies to animation. She costarred in and cocreated the much-lauded Take My Wife, now on Starz, has written for the New York Times, and has appeared as herself on TV, podcasts, and web series alike. Cameron hosts a popular interview podcast, Queery with Cameron Esposito, and her recent hit comedy special, Rape Jokes, raised almost $100,000 for rape crisis intervention.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English