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Aug 03, 2006
| ISBN 9781101218006
Aug 03, 2006
| 382 Minutes
Aug 03, 2006 | ISBN 9781101218006
Aug 03, 2006 | ISBN 9781429587273
Raised in Manhattan by her overprotective sex-therapist mother (who wore “nine inches of shoulder pads”), Wendy Spero has always sought excitement in microthrills, the small, strange highs that give her life meaning—from finding a strip tease video of her grandmother to selling knives door-to-door. As a little girl, Spero passed the time sniffing fruit-scented markers and breaking up arguments between her imaginary friends. As an adult, in her first office job, she formed an unusual relationship with her boss that involved as much marijuana-smoking as it did mentoring. Called “a profoundly funny human being” by Time Out New York, Spero is now a comedian living in L.A., grappling with such grown-up issues as trying to kick her addiction to eating candy in bed and learning how to drive.
Wendy Spero is an award-winning comedian and actress, and acclaimed author of the one-woman shows Microthrills and Who’s Your Daddy? She has performed on NPR, Comedy Central, VHI, and NBC.
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