I'm just a person
One of America's most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, cancer, and epiphany.
In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words: "Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer." The set went viral instantly and was ultimately released as Tig's sophomore album, Live, which sold one hundred thousand units in just six weeks and was later nominated for a Grammy.
Now, the wildly popular star takes stock of that no good, very bad year--a difficult yet astonishing period in which tragedy turned into absurdity and despair transformed into joy. An inspired combination of the deadpan silliness of her comedy and the open-hearted vulnerability that has emerged in the wake of that dire time, I'm Just a Person is a moving and often hilarious look at this very brave, very funny woman's journey into the darkness and her thrilling return from it.
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|Grouping Title||i m just a person|
|Grouping Author||tig notaro|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-19 04:16:46AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-09-19 04:42:56AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|available_at_aacpl||Brooklyn Park Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Brooklyn Park Library - Nonfiction|
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
|display_description||In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C-diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Days after her diagnosis, Tig took her grief onstage, opening an unvarnished set with, "Good evening. Hello. I have cancer." The set went viral instantly and was later released as an album, Live, and was nominated for a Grammy. This book takes stock of that no good, very bad year, with an inspired combination of deadpan silliness and open-hearted vulnerability. A moving and often hilarious look at Notaro's journey into the darkness and her thrilling return from it.|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Brooklyn Park Library|
Cancer -- Patients
Comedians -- United States -- Biography
|title_display||I'm just a person|
|title_full||I'm just a person / Tig Notaro|
|title_short||I'm just a person|