Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom by Sara Benincasa

By Sara Benincasa

“Sara Benincasa is without doubt one of the funniest writers I know—and i do know a anxious variety of them. She is usually some of the most honest.”
—Sam Apple, writer of yank dad or mum and editor-in-chief of The quicker Times

“Sara is intensely humorous and may have many books out so that you can all learn them and laugh.”
—Margaret Cho

Comedian, author, blogger, radio and podcast host, and YouTube sensation, Sara Benincasa bravely and outrageously brings us “Dispatches from My Bedroom” with Agorafabulous! one of many funniest and such a lot poignant books ever written a few psychological disease, Agorafabulous! is a hilarious, uncooked, and unforgettable account of the way a terrified younger lady, actually trapped by means of her personal mind's eye, advanced right into a (relatively) high-functioning specialist smartass. right down to earth and heavily humorous, Benincasa’s no-holds-barred revelations provide readers the politically wrong hilarity they heartily crave, but is so usually lacking out of your ordinary, weepy, and redemptive own memoir.

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We slowly made our way up through the destruction. We must have seemed a strange lot as we drove through the ruins of Belgium and Germany. I remember coming to an intersection where army police were directing lines of tanks and other army vehicles. ’’ We told them that our mission was very secret, and finally we produced a document that satisfied them and they allowed us to proceed. Upon arriving at Raubkammer, we saw how the Germans had cleverly camouflaged their research station. For instance, the chemistry lab and the physics lab looked like farmhouses that were situated a considerable distance apart.

The poison gases that we had been studying in England were mostly those that had been used in the First World War (WWI), and there was little that was new. But near the end of the war, the Allies discovered shells in Germany containing a new group of toxic nerve gasses (tabun, sarin, and soman). I was there when we received a small sample of one of these at our experimental station. ) Mac prepared a highly diluted sample and injected a rabbit. Even at this minute dose, the rabbit died at once. Gaddum was surprised and asked Mac to check the dilution and to do it again, and again the rabbit died immediately.

Very quickly it became obvious that we didn’t have appropriate equipment to move such a heavy object. All we had were explosives. I had a scheme to first blow a very large hole into the ground and then roll the gun into it with explosives attached to it. We would then fill in the hole and blow up the gun. My suggestion was not adopted. Someone claimed that they could put explosives on the gun as it sat on the hill and so finely calculate the charge that the resulting explosion would merely crack the gun.

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