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In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively readable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy-person, from popular actress, writer, and comedian Bonnie McFarlane.
It took Bonnie McFarlane a lot of time, effort, and tequila to get to where she is today. Before she starred on Last Comic Standing and directed her own films, she was an inappropriately loud tomboy growing up on her parents’ farm in Cold Lake, Canada, wetting her pants during standardized tests and killing chickens. Desperate to find “her people”—like-minded souls who wouldn’t judge her because she was honest, ruthless, and okay, sometimes really rude—Bonnie turned to comedy. In her explosively funny and no-holds-barred memoir, Bonnie tells it like it is, and lays bare all of her smart (and her not-so-smart) decisions along her way to finding her friends and her comedic voice.
From fistfights in elementary school to riding motorcycles to the World Famous Comic Strip, to Late Night with David Letterman, and through to her infamous “c” word bit on Last Comic Standing, You’re Better Than Me is her funny and outrageous trip through the good, bad, and ugly of her life in comedy. McFarlane doesn’t always keep her mouth shut when she should, but at least she makes people laugh. And that’s all that matters, right?
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About the Author
Bonnie Mcfarlane is a comedian and writer who has appeared on Last Comic Standing and her own HBO comedy special, and cohosts the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband, comedian Rich Vos.
Table of Contents
Foreword Anthony Bourdain vii
Chapter 1 How I Failed at Being a Serial Killer, Off, Why I Am a Comedian 1
Chapter 2 Being Born: I'll Never Do that Again 33
Chapter 3 The Countless Stages Of Death 47
Chapter 4 All this Venereal Disease and No One to Share It With 65
Chapter 5 Name Your Own Chapter 71
Chapter 6 It's Not Me, It's U.S.A. 79
Chapter 7 Little Airline Bottles in the Big Apple 95
Chapter 8 Friendshit 109
Chapter 9 Screwing Up, Down, and All Over Town 117
Chapter 10 Once You've Seen One Sunrise, You're Tired All Day 131
Chapter 11 Follow Your Dreams, Especially If They Take Gower 143
Chapter 12 Nowhere to Go But Up Yours 159
Chapter 13 Laughter is the Best Medicine, Unless You Have Actual Medicine 177
Chapter 14 Working 10:00 To 10.15, What a Way to Make a Living 191
Chapter 15 Equality is for Under Achievers, Am I Right, Ladies? 199
Chapter 16 The B Team 223
Chapter 17 Midseason Programming in the Garden of Good and Evil 237
Chapter 18 F*** Censorship! 249
Appendix A How to Deal with a Reckler 261
Appendix B How to Get Representation 263
Appendix C How to Properly Give a Compliment to a Working Comedian 267
Appendix D How to Properly Receive a Compliment if Your are a working Comedian 269