• God Said,'Ha!'

  • By: Julia Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Julia Sweeney
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 22-04-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Julia Sweeney Blum
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (4 ratings)

Summary

In one year Julia Sweeney got a divorce (amicable), bought a small bungalow in Hollywood, and looked forward to a life that said, "Here dwells a happily single young woman!" But then the axe fell. Her younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her. Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her, too. Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away from. Just weeks before Mike died, Julia was diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer (what Mike called her "sympathy cancer"), and within days of burying her brother she underwent a radical hysterectomy, beginning her own journey through "the International House of Cancer".
Drawing from these Job-like travails, Julia wrote this remarkably funny and touching monologue about a family that managed to persevere with humor, grace, and love.
There's lots more Julia Sweeney available at Audible®! Just click here to download In the Family Way, her appearances on This American Life, her Un-Cabaret performances, and other great programs.
© and (P) Julia Sweeney
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Critic reviews

"A grand achievement...a lesson in love and tolerance." ( USA Today)
"Sweeney offers living proof that laughter is the only revenge." ( The San Francisco Chronicle)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Haley on 15-09-08

Resonated Big Time

This book confirms that true stories are the most poignant and the funniest.

My pre-teen daughter, teen son and I listened to Julia's story five or six times during a cross-country road trip, cracking us up through 7 states. Several passages have entered our family's lexicon.

Thanks Julia for helping us deal with the loss of our husband/father. There is still plenty to laugh about!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gerry on 27-07-08

Great show!!

I laughed and cried and came back to Audible to see if Julia Sweeney had made any more audios. She has!! Good for us!

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