My life as a goddess : a memoir through (un)popular culture

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New York : Atria Books, 2018.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
9781501170225 (HRD), 1501170228 (HRD)
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x, 274 pages ; 24 cm


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New York : Atria Books, 2018.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
9781501170225 (HRD), 1501170228 (HRD)


"In the vein of New York Times bestsellers Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, a collection of side-splitting and illuminating essays by the popular stand-up comedian, alum of Chelsea Lately and The Mindy Project, and host of truTV's Talk Show the Game Show. From a young age, Guy Branum always felt as if he were on the outside looking in. Self-taught, introspective, and from a stiflingly boring farm town, he couldn't relate to his neighbors. While other boysplayed outside, he stayed indoors reading Greek mythology. And being gay and overweight, he got used to diminishing himself. But little by little, he started learning from all the sad, strange, lonely outcasts in history who had come before him, and he started to feel hope. In this collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley--and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run in with the Secret Service. He recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the "Sassy Gay Friend," and how, after taking a wrong turn in life (i.e. law school), he found standup comedy and artistic freedom. He analyzes society's calculated deprivation of personhood from fat people, and how, though it's taken him a while toaccept who he is, he has learned that with a little patience and a lot of humor, self-acceptance is possible. Written with Guy's characteristic blend of wit, guile, and rumination, My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one oftoday's most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Branum, G. (2018). My life as a goddess: a memoir through (un)popular culture (First Atria Books hardcover edition.). Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Branum, Guy, 1975-. 2018. My Life As a Goddess: A Memoir Through (un)popular Culture. Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Branum, Guy, 1975-. My Life As a Goddess: A Memoir Through (un)popular Culture Atria Books, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Branum, Guy. My Life As a Goddess: A Memoir Through (un)popular Culture First Atria Books hardcover edition., Atria Books, 2018.

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