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Sara Benincasa

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Sara Benincasa is a comedian and author of the books "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" (William Morrow 2016); "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"), ABC Studios, and Ben Stiller's Red Hour Television..

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Sara Benincasa My mom just asked me that this morning! So thanks for being in sync with Lil. Well, the main character is a 23-year-old high school teacher - like I…moreMy mom just asked me that this morning! So thanks for being in sync with Lil. Well, the main character is a 23-year-old high school teacher - like I once was. She's woefully underprepared - like I once was. And she's a very idealistic hippie - like I once was.

The three main teen characters are Gertie, an anxious kid (like I was); Rachel, a religious girl with a naughty streak (like I was); and Sivan, a queer kid who is passionate about social justice (like I was - I didn't know about the queer part then, but I would've gravitated to Sivan). They visit places I've visited as a teen and as an adult.

I think it's easier to write fiction, actually. It's emotionally easier to just make stuff up out of thin air. I suppose I could argue it's easier to just write out real stories of what happened in my life, and I suppose that's true from a purely labor-intensive perspective. But memoir is emotionally quite draining at times. I never thought I'd say this, but at the moment I actually prefer fiction.(less)
Sara Benincasa The best thing about being a writer is building little and big worlds out of your own dreams. Also: wearing pajama pants all day.
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“A girl crush is different from being gay. A girl crush is like when one girl is so into another girl that it's almost sexual, but not quite. A girl crush is way creepier than being gay, which is not at all creepy and in fact is completely awesome, in case you were wondering.”
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“I’m trying to be a better person and I’m pretty sure that even when I die, I won’t be done with that.”
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“You’ll make better art after a day at the office than you will after a lifetime in an ivory tower.”
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Lucky Stevens Hi Sara,

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James Thanks for friending, you are awesome!


Cynthia Dunn Sara, thanks for the "friending." As a person who has suffered pretty much her whole life with panic and anxiety, I loved your book. I am amazed at all you were able to accomplish. Looking forward to your new books.


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