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BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND TELEVISION STAR ROSEANNE BARR IS BACK—WITH A VENGEANCE—AND THE RESULT IS ROSEANNEARCHY.
Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with. In this return to the printed page, Roseanne unleashes her razor-sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, and self-perpetuating institutions of questionable value—as well as menopause, pharmaceuticals, and her grandkids. And she’s as controversial, original, and funny as ever.
Raised half-Jewish, half-Mormon, and 100 percent misfit, Roseanne made a deal with Satan early on as the price she paid for stardom. But now she’s looking to refinance the loan of her soul—this book represents her final exorcism of fame.
Displaying her brilliance and sharp wit, Roseanne discusses the humor of everyday life with musings on more serious topics, such as class warfare, feminism, the cult of celebrity, and Kabbalah. Bold, brash, and insightful, Roseannearchy shows that she can still skewer any subject under the sun and why The New York Times describes her appeal as “the power of a whole planet, pulling everything around it inexorably into its orbit.”
The trade paperback edition of anew collection of hilarious essays by New York Times bestselling author and television star Roseanne Barr.
A new volume of biting essays, recipes and spiritual revelations by the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedienne exposes the ridiculous in everything from class warfare and feminism to anti-depressants and the Kabbalah.
From the Hollywood hot seat to her Hawaiian macadamia nut farm, bestselling author and television star Roseanne Barr isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty!
As controversial, original, and funny as ever, Roseanne Barr unleashes her razor-sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, class warfare, feminism, the cult of celebrity, Kabbalah, and self-perpetuating institutions of questionable value—as well as her musings on menopause, pharmaceuticals, her grandkids, and other humorous topics of everyday life. Bold and brash, witty and insightful, Roseannearchy shows why The New York Times describes her appeal as “the power of a whole planet, pulling everything around it inexorably into its orbit.”
About the Author
Emmy Award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Roseanne Barr started her career in stand-up comedy before landing her own long-running hit TV series, Roseanne. She has returned to stand-up comedy over the last few years and blogs regularly at RoseanneWorld.com. She is a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher and lives in Los Angeles and on her nut farm in Hawaii.
Table of Contents
What the hell -- let's go! -- Right is wrong, and we need to straighten it out -- Chosen and humbled -- Borderline, bipolar, paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, Jewish, and Mormon -- Antisocial or allergic? -- The curse of the cute cousin -- A tale of two bubbes -- Eat, pray, love, conjure Satan -- On writing my book -- What is a Jew? -- JILFs -- Left of center in Denver -- Rants for a new century -- S-E-X, do we HAVE to talk about it? -- Looking back at the '90s -- Marriage, cheatin', and dirty dogs : this ain't a country song -- Love and marriage -- My shameless showbiz name-dropping -- Pig politics -- The D-word and all that -- Celebrities dropping like flies : what I've learned -- Flattery will get you everywhere -- Eat, pray, shit, shower, and shave -- The Great Escape -- Buck stops here -- True tales of ten turning spheres -- Exorcism : becoming one -- Gethsemane -- The end -- The real big super-duper perverse reverse secret -- Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin's American prayer.