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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Branum, Guy
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.B6835
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kaling, Mindy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Branum, Guy
  • Comedians
  • Comedians
  • Actors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • HUMOR / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Actors
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Label
My life as a goddess : a memoir through (un)popular culture, Guy Branum ; foreword by Mindy Kaling
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Mindy Kaling -- Prologue -- A poor fit -- A vocabulary lesson -- Bothered and bewildered -- Camouflage and plumage -- The man who watched The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance -- Shoulder to hip -- Undefended border -- Footballwallah -- The rage of Caliban -- Joan Didion slept here -- What is Easy-Bake Oven? -- This monstrosity -- The disco round -- Babette can cook -- The rules of enchantment -- Three women and a multinational corporation -- It never rains in Southern California -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9781501170225
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2018016385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2018016385
  • (OCoLC)1033574338
  • 1759263
  • 1822928
  • 1822928
  • 1837957
  • 1845240
Label
My life as a goddess : a memoir through (un)popular culture, Guy Branum ; foreword by Mindy Kaling
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Mindy Kaling -- Prologue -- A poor fit -- A vocabulary lesson -- Bothered and bewildered -- Camouflage and plumage -- The man who watched The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance -- Shoulder to hip -- Undefended border -- Footballwallah -- The rage of Caliban -- Joan Didion slept here -- What is Easy-Bake Oven? -- This monstrosity -- The disco round -- Babette can cook -- The rules of enchantment -- Three women and a multinational corporation -- It never rains in Southern California -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9781501170225
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2018016385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2018016385
  • (OCoLC)1033574338
  • 1759263
  • 1822928
  • 1822928
  • 1837957
  • 1845240

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