Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom by Sara Benincasa

By Sara Benincasa

“Sara Benincasa is among the funniest writers I know—and i do know a demanding variety of them. She can also be the most honest.”
—Sam Apple, writer of yankee father or mother and editor-in-chief of The swifter Times

“Sara is intensely humorous and may have many books out so that you can all learn them and laugh.”
—Margaret Cho

Comedian, author, blogger, radio and podcast host, and YouTube sensation, Sara Benincasa bravely and outrageously brings us “Dispatches from My Bedroom” with Agorafabulous! one of many funniest and such a lot poignant books ever written a few psychological sickness, Agorafabulous! is a hilarious, uncooked, and unforgettable account of the way a terrified younger lady, actually trapped by way of her personal mind's eye, developed right into a (relatively) high-functioning specialist smartass. all the way down to earth and heavily humorous, Benincasa’s no-holds-barred revelations provide readers the politically improper hilarity they heartily crave, but is so usually lacking out of your general, weepy, and redemptive own memoir.

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Father wasn’t a tall man but if he walked into any room filled with people, they immediately knew he was there. He had a fantastic presence, and he dressed elegantly. He hired the best tailors from all over the world, and always wore a white shirt and a suit, and in summer a perfectly ironed white linen suit. When outdoors, he wore a fez. He was very fashionable, very proper, and maniacal about his cleanliness. Although an earlier generation of the family had founded one of Baghdad’s most important religious schools, Midrash Beit Zilkha, father was not very observant, and none of his sons except for Abdulla were bar mitzvahed.

1057/9780230616233 - Iraq's Last Jews, Tamar Morad, Dennis Shasha and Robert Shasha 16 / Iraq’s Last Jews the company stopped coming to Kuwait, so the brothers had to travel to Basra frequently to make records. And then someone who owned a club in Basra heard them perform and asked them to perform in his club. One of the greatest Iraqi maqam singers, Mohammed al Gubanji, also came to perform there. The owner told Al Gubanji, “Listen, you no longer have to bring musicians from Baghdad to accompany you.

A king giving a watch to a Jew! A Muslim king! In many cases, Jews who needed favors, including helping relatives in mortal danger in jail or sentenced to death, came to the brothers to ask for their help because of their friendship with the royal family. One time a family came to my father asking for assistance to release a loved one from jail who had been sentenced to death, and my father called Ghazi. The following day the man was released. The brothers were completely immersed in the musical experience but they never forgot their Jewish origins.

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