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• My essay "Why Am I So Fat?" racked up over half a million views in just a few days. It prompted responses from, among others, Shannon M. Houston at Paste ("Freeing the Female Form: On Teyana Taylor, Sara Benincasa, and the Burkini Ban") and John August and Craig Mazin at Scriptnotes. Feel free to check it out, and then read my follow-up essay, "What We Talk About When We Talk About 'Fat'." Thanks to everybody who has read it and shared it with somebody it might help in some way.

• My fifth book, TIM KAINE IS YOUR NICE DAD, is an Amazon bestseller. Half the proceeds will be donated to Great Expectations, a Virginia nonprofit that helps kids in foster care transition to community college and work.

• My fourth book was published April 2016. REAL ARTISTS HAVE DAY JOBS

• DC TRIP WILL BE A FILM. I wrote the screenplay in conjunction with Adaptive Studios, Bona Fide Productions, and Gunpowder & Sky.

• Order my raunchy novel DC TRIP from Adaptive Books. Library Journal calls it "a fantastic add to fiction collections."

• "Comedian, author, and internet hero Sara Benincasa" - Buzzfeed

• Buzzfeed named GREAT one of 15 YA Novels To Watch Out For This Spring.

• Teen Vogue named GREAT one of The 15 Most Exciting YA Books Coming Out This Year. "A contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, this clever read...is steeped in scandal, drama, and undeniable page-turning appeal."

• Flavorwire named me one of 25 Female Comedians Everyone Should Know. I'm in pretty kickass company.

• Publisher's Weekly calls my memoir, Agorafabulous!, "funny and unflinchingly honest" and Kirkus Reviews says it's "a blisteringly funny yet affecting debut memoir...fabulously quirky and outrageous." Read more!


 
 
"Utterly Hilarious"
—NewYorkTimes.com
"Delightfully loopy"
—ChicagoTribune.com
"Freaking hilarious"
—Newsweek.com
 

About Sara

Sara Benincasa is a comedian and the author of "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" (William Morrow 2016) as well as the books "DC Trip," (Adaptive 2015) "Great" (HarperTeen 2014) and "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom" (William Morrow 2012). She also wrote a very silly book called "Tim Kaine Is Your Nice Dad" (2016). She is currently adapting "DC Trip" as a film with producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Nebraska," "Election"), Van Toffler, and Adaptive Studios; "Agorafabulous!" for TV with Diablo Cody; and "Great" for TV with Muse Entertainment. She was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College and Columbia University Teachers College. She lives in Los Angeles. read more