[God Said Ha A Memoir] Read ô Julia Sweeney
Heartfelt deft and funny Sweeney manages to wring tears AND laughter in this bittersweet memoir Even when she s dealing with Big Issues like terminal illness and religion she s always frank never whiny or martyr "Like Best Of All She Manages To Come Out On "Best of all she manages to come out on
other side of some very very dark times with her sense side of some very very dark times with her sense humor intact and a positive outlook A year in the life of Julia Sweeney It s Pat from Saturday Night Live after she has left the show Don t let the title scare you off It has virtually nothing to do with God It s a humorous and touching look at a year in which her brother finds out he has cancer and he and her parents move in with her to help support him It s a really good read and you ll find it very asy to get through at only 172 pages I interviewed Julia for an article I m writing about how humor can be helpful when you re dealing with cancer This memoir is about her brother s battle with cancer she was his caregiver and then her own diagnosis of cervical cancer just a month before he died It s a uick read although not deep But the humor is there and that s what she was going for In fact the memoir came about after she did a stand up act about her family s battle with cancer I m on a humor writing kick right now I recently watched a video of Julia Sweeney reading a story she wrote about giving her daughter the birds and the bees talk and it was so funny to me I decided I had to read something of hers I picked this book up yesterday and finished it this morning The book The Deepest Sin ended up being centered around her family finding out her brother had lymphoma and thevents that nsued because of it Even though the topic was really heavy it was an ntertaining and surprisingly poignant memoir about this time in her life Saw this on stage at the Magic theater in SF How Sweeney could make you laugh your. 1995 was for Julia Sweeney a truly horrible year She got a divorce amicable bought a small bungalow in Hollywood and looked forward to a life that said Here dwells a happily single young womanBut then the ax fell Her younger brother Mike was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her Suddenly her tiny bungalow for one was filled to the rafters wi. ,
free read God Said Ha A MemoirAss off and while you re still doing that spring on you that her Julia Sweeney Pat on Saturday Night Live writes a wonderful memoir of a family fighting cancer She was newly divorced and xcited to start a new life on her own Soon after buying a home of her own her brother is diagnosed with cancer and she has him come live with her so that she can care for him While she s caring for him she is diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer
She Blends These Tough Timesblends these tough times nough humor that it isn t a maudlin tale but a story of love and support The story of her parents moving in with them is definitely comic relief to the tragedy of the health problems This is a side of Julia Sweeney I had not known and I m sure most of her fans never knew It is very possible to laugh and cry at the same time I really really liked this book I have to remember that it s okay to laugh about the insanity of life specially the darkest parts of it I actually listened to a recording of her live stage show from Audible I didn t ven know there was a book But I can highly recommend the recording Sweeney is a master storyteller and her skills as an actress shine through when you listen Highly recommended but listen or watch the video of the show rather than read Or maybe read it after you ve heard her tell it there s a lot of humor as well as touching moments that probably don t pack as much of a punch if you re not hearing her xpressive voice I was on a minor Julia Sweeney kick the past couple of weeks and "read this last night and today after watching the movie of the same title produced by uentin Tarantino "this last night and today after watching the movie of the same title produced by uentin Tarantino the book is just the stand up routine in text although it was interesting to see the pictures of Sweeney and her family that are included It was a uick read and not terrible but you d be better off listening to th. Th Sweeneys Here she was sleeping on her pull out sofa bed while her father walked around his Walkman on all day and her mother marveled at Julia's lack of such staples as stroganoff mixes Every day was spent bringing Mike to and from chemotherapy very vening watching Chicago Hope or ER Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away fromJust weeks befo. ,
E This American Life pisode in which clips from the stand up appearances dealing with this time in her life when her brother was dying of lymphoma and she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and her parents and siblings were all living in her Hollywood bungalow "because they are great and her delivery is just so funny and touching all at the same time "they are great and her delivery is just so funny and touching all at the same time have no idea why I ve gone on so long with topics related to a book that came out almost ten years ago but there you go The newly divorced former SNL star Julia Sweeney was looking forward to living in her very own sweet little LA bungalow when her brother was diagnosed with lymphoma Before she knew it she was sharing her domicile with her ailing brother AND her parents As Julia recounts my parents have always been ither a source of comedy or a reason to be in therapy for me Everything had changed ven the food she ate if I used words like pasta it was as if I were throwing my big city ways right in their faces They d say You mean noodles And if I used a phrase like marinara sauce it would really blow their minds So after a few months I was reduced to saying things like Hey how about we after a few months I was reduced to saying things like Hey how about we noodles with the red topping for dinner Before long Sweeney found herself thinking When I go to college I m gonna get my own dorm room and I m gonna do whatever I want Then I d remember Oh my God I already went to college To make a bad situation nearly unbearable Sweeney herself was diagnosed with cervical cancer or sympathy cancer as her brother dubbed it This memoir filled with one sad
story after another could have been a maudlin slog but Sweeney s humor turns itafter another could have been a maudlin slog but Sweeney s humor turns it a riot True I was in tears at one point but I was laughing again by the Le valeureux guerrier end of the book Not only is this gal funny she can REALLY write Highly recommended to anyone who needs a good laugh andor a good cry. Re Mike died Julia was diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer what Mike called her sympathy cancer and within days of burying her brother she underwent a radical hysterectomy beginning her own journey through the International House of CancerFrom these Job like travails Julia has written a remarkably funny and touching memoir about a family inxtremis that manages to persevere with humor grace and love.