Save Yourself

Save Yourself

From standup comic Cameron Esposito, a memoir that tackles sexuality, gender and equality--and how her Catholic upbringing prepared her for a career as an outspoken lesbian comedian in ways the Pope never could have imagined.


Cameron Esposito wanted to be a priest and ended up a standup comic. She would like to tell the whole, freaking 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, theology major 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 being gay can get you expelled) 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 an awkward tween with an eyepatch (which Cameron was). Packed with heart, humor, and cringe-worthy stories anyone who has gone through puberty can relate to, Cameron's memoir is for that timid, fenced-in kid in all of us--and the fearless standup yearning to break free.

Title:Save Yourself
ISBN:9781455591435
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    Save Yourself Reviews

  • Nursebookie

    Save Yourself By Cameron EspositoCameron Esposito is as funny as she can get with her memoir. At the time of social distancing and anxiety provoking situations we are all going through currently, list...

  • Nadia

    Do you ever feel like you just need something gay in your life? C'mon - it can't just be me. Well, this book is perfect for that feeling. It is hilarious and comforting, while not avoiding the difficu...

  • Bethany

    A memoir of a lesbian comedian who was raised Catholic? The premise sounded interesting even if I'm not big into stand-up comedy and wasn't familiar with the work of the author. I imagine that people ...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

    This was a wonderful, vulnerable memoir about lesbian comedian Cameron Esposito's life so far. I found learning about her super Catholic upbringing and how she navigated figuring out she was gay in (a...

  • Austen

    I laughed out loud through this whole book! Cameron writes like she speaks, and if you enjoy her standup you'll enjoy this. Also, I don't think I've read a better explanation of what a first relations...

  • Erin *Help I?m Reading and I Can?t Get Up*

    3.5 stars, rounded up because they are my favorite comedian. This memoir begins as a deliciously funny reflection on a wildly interesting childhood, religion, and sexuality, filled with open, honest q...

  • Mareike

    I loved this book. It's funny and honest and sometimes painful and I had no idea how much I needed it. There's parts that cut right through me with a feeling of recognition so strong I had to take bre...

  • Cynthia Corral

    Yes, this book is laugh out loud funny, but it is also incredibly sad in parts. You won't laugh through this entire book, you will feel pain and heart break and disappointment and frustration. And the...

  • Permanently_Booked

    This was a fun and in some parts, insightful book to listen too. There are some reviews, I noticed, that looked down on her version of coming into her own (or her coming out) and how she portrayed it ...

  • Samantha Allen

    Beautiful, honest, and very, very queer....