Real Artists Have Day Jobs: (And Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You in School)

Real Artists Have Day Jobs: (And Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You in School)

by Sara Benincasa

Paperback

$13.49 $14.99 Save 10% Current price is $13.49, Original price is $14.99. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Want it by Tuesday, November 20 Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062369819
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 471,937
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sara Benincasa is a comedian and author of Real Artists Have Day Jobs (William Morrow 2016) as well as the books DC Trip (Adaptive Books 2015), Great (2014), and Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom (William Morrow 2012), a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. She is currently adapting DC Trip as a film with producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine, Nebraska, Election), Van Toffler, and Adaptive Studios. She is currently adapting Agorafabulous! as a TV pilot with executive producers Diablo Cody (Juno, The United States of Tara), and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour. She was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College and Columbia University Teachers College. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: There Are 52 Essays in This Book but Please Read This Part First 1

1 Real Artists Have Day Jobs 4

2 How to Read a Book 9

3 Everything Is Intersectional 15

4 It Gets Better, Mostly 19

5 Do It Anyway 29

6 Put Your Clutter in Purgatory 34

7 When You Don't Know What to Do, Ask a Successful Woman 37

8 You Can Do Magic 45

9 Feel All the Feelings 50

10 There Will Be Shit Days 58

11 Elect Your Own Executive Board 66

12 Take Care of Your Teeth 70

13 Stop Apologizing for Everything 75

14 Radical Overconfidence 78

15 Join the Fancy Club at the Airport 84

16 When You Can't Figure Something Out, Put Yourself in Water 90

17 Take the Compliment 92

18 Go Fuck Yourself (No, Really! Masturbation Is Important) 100

19 Wear a Weird Hat 102

20 Listen 104

21 The Power of Being a Dork 106

22 Everything's Not Alright (and That's Alright) 116

23 Life Is Too Short for Shitty Friends 124

24 Self-Care for Women in Comedy 134

25 Prioritize Sleep 137

26 Sleep Naked 142

27 Ask Questions 144

28 Surprise! You Don't Have to Love Your Family 149

29 Breathe 156

30 Give It Away Now 164

31 Abuse Is Fucking Complicated 167

32 Make Art Like a Little Kid 175

33 Bridge the Gaps in Your Pop Cultural Education 179

34 When People Tell You Who They Are, Believe Them 183

35 Ask for Exactly What You Want 187

36 Don't Buy Into the Marriage Myth 193

37 Tell Your Partner What You Like in Bed 196

38 Gratitude Ss Underrated 200

39 Write Fan Letters 204

40 Acknowledge That Having a Kid Doesn't Make You an Adult 208

41 A Vagina Is Not a Time Machine 211

42 Always Say Hello to Older People, Because They Are Invisible 215

43 Identify a Personal Prejudice and Educate It into Nonexistence 218

44 Let an Animal Adopt You 222

45 Walk Your Way to a Solution 232

46 It's Always Time to Play 236

47 Realize Your Dress Size Doesn't Matter 238

48 The Darkness Is Where the Good Stuff Starts 241

49 Your Normal Is Not Everybody Else's Normal 246

50 This Too Shall Pass 250

51 Always Celebrate Rainbows 251

52 Look in the Mirror and Say "I Love You" 252

Acknowledgments 255

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews