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Aisha's Book Blog: 'Self-Inflicted Wounds' Preview - Part 1

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 12:15pm

Comedians love a good story. So much so, in fact, that we will subject ourselves to any amount of self-torture and humiliation to get it. Much like picking at a scab or pulling a hangnail to the quick, there is a prickly pleasure in telling others that you urinated on yourself just steps from your front door due to an overindulgence in German wheat beer, or that you screwed up the courage to feebly punch a guy you believed to be sleeping with your ex-girlfriend, only to find out that not only did you punch the wrong guy, but the "Taylor" your girlfriend left you for was a girl.

It hurts at the moment. Man, does it hurt. But then, doesn't hurt also taste just a tiny bit like winning? This book is about those moments.

~ Aisha Tyler
 Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation

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