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God said, "Ha!"
Sweeney, Julia.
Adult Nonfiction RC280.U8S92 1997

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Known for her characterization of the androgynous "Pat" on Saturday Night Live, Sweeney reached a deeper, more profound mix of pain and humor in her much-praised one-woman show, God Said "Ha." This book presents a slightly amended version of that show, and because it is unlike the theatrical memoir truly fleshed out for print (e.g., Evan Handler's Time on Fire), it helps if readers can conjure up Sweeney's bemused voice in the face of horror. Her story is indeed tragicomic. In 1995, fresh from an amicable divorce, she looked forward to a happy solo life in Hollywood when her beloved younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with cancer and moved in with her. Then her parents decided to relocate from Spokane, Wash., chez Julia. Her parents are quirky, lovable, insufferable: Mom still can't cope with elevators; Dad is addicted to National Public Radio. As Julia struggles to find hope for her brother, she falls in love and has to "sneak around" for privacy. Finally, she herself is diagnosed with cervical cancer‘"sympathy cancer," she quips. She survives but Mike doesn't. With wisdom and wit, she emerges with a sense of acceptance for her future childlessness, and, yes, love for her parents. Photos. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Comedy and cancer work together in this memoir from Saturday Night Live alum Sweeney ("Pat"). Based on her one-woman show with little new material added, the book covers the year immediately after her leaving SNL, when Sweeney, recently divorced, moved to California. Before she settled in to bachelorhood and her "new, perfect little home," her brother Mike was diagnosed with lymph cancer. After Mike moved in with Sweeney, along came her Seattle-based parents to live out the ordeal with her‘and the "perfect little home" became Grand Central Station. The stories of Mike's chemotherapy and relapses and of Sweeney's living again with her parents are poignant and witty, but the printed page is no match for the well-lit stage, as seeing the material performed, with Sweeney's timing and facial expressions, is what makes the tears of sadness and laughter flow. Before Mike died, Sweeney was diagnosed with cervical cancer or, as Mike called it, her "sympathy cancer." You wouldn't wish Sweeney's ordeal on anyone except a professional comedian. Similar to Gilda Radner's It's Always Something (LJ 6/15/89), Sweeney's book will make readers smile with understanding and empathy. For biography collections.‘Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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