Save Yourself (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: March 23, 2020
Cameron Esposito wanted to be a priest and ended up a stand-up comic. Now she would like to tell the whole queer as hell story. Her story. Not the sidebar to a straight person's rebirth-she doesn't give a makeover or plan a wedding or get a couple back together. This isn't a queer tragedy. She doesn't die at the end of this book, having finally decided to kiss the girl. It's the sexy, honest, bumpy, and triumphant dyke's tale her younger, wasn't-allowed-to-watch-Ellen self needed to read. Because there was a long time when she thought she wouldn't make it. Not as a comic, but as a human.
SAVE YOURSELF is full of funny and insightful recollections about everything from coming out (at a Catholic college where sexual orientation wasn't in the nondiscrimination policy) to how joining the circus can help you become a better comic (so much nudity) to accepting yourself for who you are-even if you're, say, a bowl cut-sporting, bespectacled, gender-nonconforming child with an eye patch (which Cameron was). Packed with heart, humor, and cringeworthy stories anyone who has gone through puberty, fallen in love, started a career, or had period sex in Rome can relate to, Cameron's memoir is for that timid, fenced-in kid in all of us-and the fearless stand-up yearning to break free.
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About the Author
Cameron Esposito is a fast-rising Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), @midnight (Comedy Central), Conan (TBS), Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC), Maron (IFC), Adventure Time (Cartoon Network), Funny as Hell (HBO Canada), and as a regular on Chelsea Lately (E!) and TakePartLive (Pivot). She has appeared at Just for Laughs Montreal, Toronto and Chicago, and at SXSW and the Moontower, Bridgetown and SF Sketchfest comedy festivals. Cameron's sophomore album, Same Sex Symbol, was released in fall 2014, debuting at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and holding strong at #3 on Billboard for several weeks. Same Sex Symbol was named a Best of 2014 comedy album by The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, Laugh Button and Paste Magazine. Named a Comic to Watch by LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles, Jezebel, Los Angeles Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine, Cameron hosts her own standup show, Put Your Hands Together, every Tuesday night at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, and has her own biweekly column about life as a standup comic on The AV Club. Cameron hosts two podcasts, Put Your Hands Together, a podcast version of her popular standup show and Wham Bam Pow, a scifi/action movie show distributed by Maximum Fun.