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The Resource My life as a goddess : a memoir through (un)popular culture, Guy Branum ; foreword by Mindy Kaling

My life as a goddess : a memoir through (un)popular culture, Guy Branum ; foreword by Mindy Kaling

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My life as a goddess : a memoir through (un)popular culture
Title
My life as a goddess
Title remainder
a memoir through (un)popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Guy Branum ; foreword by Mindy Kaling
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 boys played 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 to accept 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 of today's most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy"--
Summary
Traces the author's path from a California farm town to success as a stand-up comic, and the inspiration he received from pop culture to accept himself as he truly was
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Biography type
autobiography
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10687996
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.B6835
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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adult
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a memoir through (un)popular culture
Label
My life as a goddess : a memoir through (un)popular culture, Guy Branum ; foreword by Mindy Kaling
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-q5xanr9
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online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudon1033546686
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501170249
Lccn
2018020359
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
q5xanr9
Label
My life as a goddess : a memoir through (un)popular culture, Guy Branum ; foreword by Mindy Kaling
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-q5xanr9
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudon1033546686
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501170249
Lccn
2018020359
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
q5xanr9

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