Cameron Esposito wanted to be a priest and ended up a standup comic. She would like to tell the whole, freaking queer as hell story. Her story. Not ...more
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Cameron Esposito is as funny as she can get with her memoir. At the time of social distancing and anxiety provoking situations we are all going through currently, listening and reading SAVE YOURSELF was not only timely but may have helped in saving myself through this stressful times - at least for me it did! I found myself squirming, giggling, choking on food and liquids, and cringing to my delight.
Esposito explored issues of gender, sexuality and feminism in a ...more
There is nothing apologetic in this book, as there shouldn't be, and it's such a relief to read something by an out queer woman that is about being an out queer woman. I'm not entirely sure what I'm trying to ...more
I am a big fan of Cameron Esposito, and because her career is centered around talking about her (often amazing) life, I was already familiar with many of the stories. In this book she fleshes the stories out and gives more of her emotions, and ...more
Overall, I enjoyed her delivery of her memories and feelings. For me it wasn't ...more
3.5⭐s, to be exact. This book is written & narrates has Cameron Esposito. I love that the author read the audiobook herself because she gets to put all the emphasis & inflection where she wrote it in & because this is a memoir & it makes it feel more personal!
Cameron talks about growing up catholic and republican (relatable), growing out of both of those things (relatable), how her upbringing affected her queerness (wow, one more time, ...more
It's funny and honest and sometimes painful and I had no idea how much I needed it. There's parts that cut right through me with a feeling of recognition so strong I had to take breaks.
I've known about Cameron Esposito for years, ever since Jezebel featured a video of her in an article about period jokes. I didn't immediately start following her work then cause stand-up isn't a genre that really works for me, or, so I thought. Until I found stand-up comedians whose sets ...more
I have always enjoyed Cameron as the funny and likable comedian who seems so down to earth. I love that we get to see how she got to be the person she is today.
There are great moments in the book. I like how she is vulnerable and so open with readers. We all have our struggles, but this book can help so many learn to embrace themselves.
One note: in a few specific moments her internalized fatphobia jumps out a bit (when talking about herself). She talks about how her body image is something she's struggled with almost ...more
Cameron Esposito describes herself as a queer gay lesbian human being who grew up in a family & community where Catholicism reigned. She came out at age 20 & in her memoir traces how she found her way to becoming a comic and ...more
SAVE YOURSELF is a memoir by stand up comic Cameron Esposito. The memoir looks at her life growing up queer in a Catholic family and attending a conservative Catholic college where sexuality was not protected. It covers how she began to understand her own sexuality and how she ...more
I feel like Cameron's journey toward self-acceptance shines throughout this collection of stories. Her descriptions are honest and vulnerable at the core and sprinkled with her distinct sense of humor.
I especially love her navigation of ideas like consent and sexual exploration - not only are they helpful to hear as a queer person from a religious background (they are), but I think they're insightful for people at ...more
The book started out a little slow for me. Having not seen her live yet, I think I had some trouble finding her voice in the writing and wish that maybe I'd gotten the audiobook instead. Nonetheless, much of the book resonates for me: a queer, former ...more
Save Yourself is full of funny and insightful recollections about everything from coming out, to how joining the circus can help you become a better comic, to accepting yourself for who you are.
I laughed out loud, got sad and hated other parts of the story. I felt her pain and frustration.
Overall I enjoyed this book, its honest, raw, funny, painful and real.
Thank you Libro.fm , Hachette ...more
Cameron Esposito is a great stand-up comedian and an even greater human, who can write a book like she does stand-up: ALWAYS DELIVERING!
I really felt connected to all of this, even though I was not raised Catholic, am not a comedian and I only know about American life through books, series and movies (so I know a lot).
I am happy that I could get this book before the global lockdown, and also that I could attend a book tour event ...more