Let's Never Talk About This Again by Sara Faith Alterman audiobook

Let's Never Talk About This Again: A Memoir

By Sara Faith Alterman
Read by Sara Faith Alterman

Grand Central Publishing 9781538748671
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Samantha Irby meets Bettyville in this darkly funny and poignant memoir about love, loss, Alzheimer's, and reviving her father's pornographic writing career from Mortified writer and producer Sara Faith Alterman. 12-year-old Sara enjoyed an G-rated existence in suburban New England, filled with over-the-top birthday cakes, Revolutionary War reenactments, and nerdy word games invented by her prudish father, Ira. But Sara's world changed for the icky, when she discovered that Ira had been shielding her from the truth; that he was a campy sex writer who'd sold millions of books in multiple languages, including the wildly popular 'Games You Can Play with Your Pussy.' Which was, to the naive Sara's horror, not a book about cats. For decades the books remained an unspoken family secret, until Ira developed early onset Alzheimer's disease...and announced he'd be reviving his writing career. With Sara's help. In this cringeworthy, hilarious, and moving memoir, Sara shares the profound experience of discovering new facets of her father; once as a child, and again as an adult. 'Let's Never Talk About This Again' is a must-read confessional from a woman who spent years trying to find humor in the perverse and optimism in the darkness, and succeeded.

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Summary

A Time Magazine Pick for Summer

Samantha Irby meets Bettyville in this darkly funny and poignant memoir about love, loss, Alzheimer's, and reviving her father's pornographic writing career from Mortified writer and producer Sara Faith Alterman.

12-year-old Sara enjoyed an G-rated existence in suburban New England, filled with over-the-top birthday cakes, Revolutionary War reenactments, and nerdy word games invented by her prudish father, Ira. But Sara's world changed for the icky, when she discovered that Ira had been shielding her from the truth; that he was a campy sex writer who'd sold millions of books in multiple languages, including the wildly popular 'Games You Can Play with Your Pussy.' Which was, to the naive Sara's horror, not a book about cats. For decades the books remained an unspoken family secret, until Ira developed early onset Alzheimer's disease...and announced he'd be reviving his writing career. With Sara's help.

In this cringeworthy, hilarious, and moving memoir, Sara shares the profound experience of discovering new facets of her father; once as a child, and again as an adult. 'Let's Never Talk About This Again' is a must-read confessional from a woman who spent years trying to find humor in the perverse and optimism in the darkness, and succeeded.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tackles difficult topics with warmth, candor, and humor. Sara Faith Alterman explores the biggest topics, literally ranging from love and birth to loss and death with intimacy and charm and the exact right number of references to Dunkin’ Donuts.” Josh Gondelman, Emmy Award-winning writer, comedian, and author
“A laugh–cry memoir about family myths, unreliable narrators, and forgiveness…Packed with empathy, honesty, and the sharpest New England humor.” Meredith Goldstein, author of Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions From a Modern Advice Columnist
"[A] funny, tender, and compassionate narrative in which Alterman—while living and working on the West Coast and starting her own family—helps her parents navigate this new phase of Ira’s life amid his declining mental capabilities due to Alzheimer’s.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Sara Faith Alterman

Author Bio: Sara Faith Alterman

Sara Faith Alterman is a Bostonian at heart and a San Franciscan at present. She produces Mortified, the acclaimed stage show, podcast, and Netflix series that features adults reading from their cringe-worthy teenage diaries. Let’s Never Talk About This Again is her third book.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English