Sleepwalk with Me
and Other Painfully True Stories
By Mike Birbiglia
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781476705767, 208pp.)
Publication Date: August 21, 2012
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Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor
Sleepwalk with Me is a comedic memoir, but I’m only thirty-two years old, so I’d hate for you to think I’m “wrapping it up,” so to speak. But I tell some really personal stories. Stories that I considered not publishing time and time again—about my childhood, about girls I made out with when I was thirteen, about my parents, and, of course, about my bouts with sleepwalking. Bring this book to bed. And sleepwalk with me.
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, author, actor, and director. His one person shows Sleepwalk with Me and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend have both run successfully off-Broadway and toured internationally. He was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor for this book and his feature film adaptation of it won the NEXT category’s audience award at Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has a disorder that makes him sleepwalk. He recounts his worst episode -- as well as other painfully embarrassing moments -- in his comedic memoir, Sleepwalk With Me. More at NPR.org
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