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."
Emmy Award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Roseanne Barr started her career in stand-up comedy before landing her own long-running hit TV series, Roseanne. She has returned to stand-up comedy over the last few years and blogs regularly at RoseanneWorld.com. She is a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher and lives in Los Angeles and on her nut farm in Hawaii.
“Roseanne kills me—always has, and I think you will be as tickled as I was that she now has aimed her take-no-prisoners, ovaries-to-the-wall attitude to politics. Welcome back, Crazy.”
“Roseanne is funny, everybody knows that. But then there is everything else—the humanity, rabbinical wisdom, Mother Earth fearlessness, true beauty, and the ability to stay one step ahead of insanity at all times. She’s always had her finger on the pulse and can tell when the patient needs some emergency care. Nurse Barr has saved us once again.”