I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro audiobook

I'm Just a Person

By Tig Notaro
Read by Tig Notaro

Ecco, HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062266637
5.25 Hours Unabridged
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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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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Comedian Tig Notaro regales listeners with her very bad year in her emblematic understated voice. Her low-key delivery is just right for the series of horrible turns she describes…Notaro’s dry approach to this horrible raft of events keeps the listener both engaged and cheering for a woman who seemingly doesn’t do self-pity and chooses to keep moving ahead in life.” AudioFile
“The book is heartbreaking, and brilliant, and funny and everything you are…It’s fantastic.” Ellen DeGeneres, New York Times bestselling author
“An absolute heroine in our book.” Glamour
“Notaro’s story is funny…because it’s told by the world-class stand-up with wit and vulnerability.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Will make you laugh, or cry, or both.” Marie Claire
“Not just about fighting pain with laughter—it’s about love, strength, and the very stuff that makes us human.” Out Magazine
“Notaro’s thrilling, candid, and hilarious memoir is a provocative and convincing rallying cry to seize the day.” Booklist
“Forthright and private moments are revealed as a stand-up comedian uses her gift of creating laughter to overcome personal and physical disasters.” Kirkus Reviews

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Reviews

by Kate 9/13/2017
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Love her!

I have been a fan of Tig Notaro for a long time and have always enjoyed her particularly absurd brand of comedy. Her dry presentation married with keen observation is delightful and I have scoured the internet for any podcast she guests and her various appearances on This American Life. Her streak of misfortunes could have been the end and instead served as a platform for better things. It is wildly funny and heartbreaking. I should be tired of the many times I have listened to her recount these events but I find her mesmerizing and this book presents the facts in a new light her comedy special, Live, glossed over. Fans of comedy will enjoy this 100%.

Author

Author Bio: Tig Notaro

Author Bio: Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro is an American stand-up comic, writer, actor, and radio contributor. In 2015 her HBO stand-up special premiered along with the Netflix original documentary about her life. Notaro returned for season two of the critically acclaimed series Transparent on Amazon. She remains a favorite on Conan and This American Life, tours internationally, and enjoys bird-watching with her partner at their home in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 5.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English