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Real Artists Have Day Jobs


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Sara Benincasa is a comedian and author of Real Artists Have Day Jobs (William Morrow 2016) as well as the books DC Trip (Adaptive Books 2015), Great (2014), and Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom (William Morrow 2012), a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. She is currently adapting DC Trip as a film with producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine, Nebraska, Election), Van Toffler, and Adaptive Studios. She is currently adapting Agorafabulous! as a TV pilot with executive producers Diablo Cody (Juno, The United States of Tara), and Ben Stiller's Red Hour. She was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College and Columbia University Teachers College. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


"Honest, funny and completely devoid of bullshit. You might not want to hear what's in this book, but you probably need to." -- Patton Oswalt
"Sara's book is an incredible tour de force. If I could repeatedly hit my head so I could give myself a touch of memory loss so that I would be able to read this again for the first time, I would." -- Megan Amram
"Sara captures the chaos, horror, and joy of a life pursuit of creativity." -- Jim Gaffigan
"Sara Benincasa is a great wit, a great woman, and a great writer." -- Elizabeth Gilbert
"Inspiring self-help guidance on just about everything: sex, love, self-esteem, even flossing...It's hard to imagine an actual self-help book could be more inspirational...Benincasa's wisdom and humor will reverberate for days to come." -- Library Journal
"Hilarious...refreshingly frank...Benincasa provides solid tips for relationships, health, wellness, and employment...Raunchy and unabashedly unapologetic, this is useful, take-no-prisoners humor." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Sara Benincasa is brilliant on Twitter, in her comedy and on the printed page, and her latest, Real Artists Have Day Jobs, won't fail to make you laugh. It might make you tear up a little bit too... she's smart, heartfelt, relatable and just plain funny." -- New York Daily News
"It's educational, inspiring and entertaining in equal measure...That mix of empathy and realism is what makes `Real Artists...' worth reading." -- The Malcontent

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