Dispatches From the Nut Farm

Book - 2011
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Roseanne sold her soul to the devil in order to become famous--and now she wants it back. As controversial, original, and funny as ever, Roseanne returns to the page, honing her razor sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, tackling menopause, pharmaceuticals, and her grandkids, too. Bold, brash, and insightful, Roseanne discusses the humour of her everyday life alongside more serious topics as class warfare, feminism, the cult of celebrity, and Kabbalah.

--On Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: "They make about $40 million a year in violent, psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children, trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity."

--On depression meds: "Did you ever think maybe we're supposed to be depressed? The economy is in the crapper, there's a never ending war, our kids are ungrateful little bastards ... half the world is starving and the other half is trying to lose weight! Maybe we should be depressed."
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439154823
Characteristics: xv, 284 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jan 08, 2014

I loved it! Roseanne is great...funny & thoughtful at the same time. However, the cover design leaves a lot to be desired.

Jan 08, 2014

I loved this book. Yes, as other reviewers have mentioned, Roseanne may ramble a bit at ties, but if you read it with an open mind, you will find that within her humor, she asks some very profound that gets the reader thinking. The more of her writings I read, the more respect I have for her as a woman who truly cares about humanity!

This book I borrowed for my mom, she didn't tell me her thoughts on it. I tried reading it but stopped once she began writing a lot of strange stuff.

bethcarswell Jul 19, 2011

Roseanne Barr is kind of a nut job, and this memoir is rambling and strange and occasionally really makes a person wonder about her mental well-being, and that if this is what they left in....what was edited out? Still, she's charming and endearing in some ways, and I keep reading. Then again, I have a hard time quitting a book.

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