Monday, June 04, 2012

Agorafabulous - Sarah Benincasa

Agorafabulous - Sarah Benincasa (2012)

This is the most modern of memoirs, one where you lay your dirty secrets out for all to view.  Sarah Benincasas is a university student when she becomes overwhelmed with everything and retreats to her room.  Becoming scared to leave, she even resorts to starting to pee in containers, scared to leave to go to the bathroom.

In a moment of clarity, she realises that she is in trouble, and calls her parents to come and pick her up and take her home.  There she goes through therapy, and begins to start again, finding a couple of jobs and signing up for more college courses.

It was an honest story of modern depression, and although I did inwardly cringe at the thought of laying all of your secrets out on the table, but can see that so many people would relate to Sarahs feeling.  I was a little amused at the amount of money and time she invested in her college education, only to become a comedian.  Nothing wrong with entertaining people, and I think she does it well.  I just think that being at college may have been one of the triggers for her depression, and that she was doing it just because that was what was expected of her. 

Anyways - I'm going to give it a 3/5

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