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Lizz free or die : essays, Lizz Winstead

Label
Lizz free or die : essays
Title
Lizz free or die
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Lizz Winstead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and one of today's most hilarious comedians and insightful social critics, pens a brilliant account of how she discovered her comedic voice.In this collection of autobiographical essays, Winstead vividly recounts how she fought to find her own voice, both as a comedian and as a woman, and how humor became her most powerful weapon in confronting life's challenges.Growing up in the Midwest, the youngest child of conservative Catholic parents, Winstead learned early in her life that the straightforward questions she posed to various authority figures around her-her parents, her parish priest, even an anti-abortion counselor -prompted many startled looks and uncomfortable silences, but few answers. Her questions rattled people because they exposed the inconsistencies and hypocrisies in the people and institutions she confronted. Yet she didn't let that stop her from pursuing her dreams. Funny and biting, honest and poignant, this no-holds-barred collection gives an in-depth look into the life of one of today's most influential comic voices. In writing about her childhood longing to be a priest, her role in developing The Daily Show, and of her often problematic habit of diving into everything head first, asking questions later (resulting in multiple rescue-dog adoptions and travel disasters), Lizz Winstead has tapped an outrageous and heartfelt vein of the all-too-human comedy"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winstead, Lizz
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.W525
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Winstead, Lizz
  • Comedians
  • HUMOR / Form / Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Label
Lizz free or die : essays, Lizz Winstead
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1344578
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781594487026
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012006441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1344578
  • (OCoLC)761846660
Label
Lizz free or die : essays, Lizz Winstead
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1344578
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781594487026
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012006441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1344578
  • (OCoLC)761846660

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      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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