By Sara Benincasa
“Sara Benincasa is likely one of the funniest writers I know—and i do know a stressful variety of them. She can be essentially the most honest.”
—Sam Apple, writer of yank mum or dad and editor-in-chief of The speedier Times
“Sara is intensely humorous and may have many books out in an effort to all learn them and laugh.”
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 couple of psychological ailment, Agorafabulous! is a hilarious, uncooked, and unforgettable account of ways a terrified younger girl, actually trapped by means 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 supply readers the politically wrong hilarity they heartily crave, but is so frequently lacking out of your common, weepy, and redemptive own memoir.
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Our three days in Cuba were, for me, the highlight of the journey. The ancient city of Havana, overshadowed by the looming Moro Castle, was my first sight of Europe, albeit Europe transplanted to the New World. Wishing to get away from the vast American gangstercontrolled brothel that was the central city in those pre-Castro days, I took a train to the little cow and sugar town of Guines. My hotel room overlooked the plaza, where swarthy, unshaven men, brandishing huge sheathed machetes, rode stocky ponies with cowboy saddles and silver-ornamented bridles, and small boys circulated suicidally on rollerskates.
Being a New Zealander, I had always taken the sea for granted as part of one’s life, so I was quick to take advantage of my contacts as port doctor to arrange a passage for Perle, Michael and me on Haligonian, a one-time Nova Scotian ‘Captains Courageous’ fishing schooner with gaff foresail and staysail and cut down main. She was from Cayman Brac, where we called en route to Honduras for a load of lumber, and infested with bed bugs and the largest cockroaches I have ever seen. A storm, which frightened me out of my wits, sent us scurrying for shelter into Coxen Hole in the Bay Islands of Honduras.
I was rudely awakened by an almighty thump and a horrible scraping alongside. A Dutch fishing boat was none too gently feeling out the possibilities of salvage. ’ I yelled furiously, and they sheered off. Navigation became increasingly a problem as we moved northwards. The hollow, resonant thump of semi-diesels suggested the answer. Ranging alongside a trawler, I called out ‘Norge’ and Shapes on the Wind e-book 12/27/01 1:38 PM Page 48 waved a chart. A pair of massive fish came thudding into the cockpit.