“I think that I realized there were a lot of stories and ideas that didnâ€™t really make sense to talk about on stage in a stand-up context because they were just too embarrassing, or not funny enough, or just too personal, and I couldnâ€™t figure out a way to perform them live. And so I started writing them down and they just sat in this document, and I just hoped one day Iâ€™d get brave enough to do it or smart enough to figure out how to do them on stage, and I just couldnâ€™t. People kept suggesting I write a book and I always just felt like, ‘Oh God, thatâ€™s something you do when you have a long life.’ I just didnâ€™t feel like I had enough to offer, and then I thought, â€œOh, maybe I should do all those stories that I’ve never figured out how to tell on stage. Maybe theyâ€™re a book.’ And I started looking at them and I was like, â€œWow this stuffâ€™s embarrassing, Iâ€™m never gonna be able to say this in front of people.’ So I just gave up on that ever happening and I started turning it into a book. And then to get through it I had to get an intention together, I had to get a mantra together and I was like, ‘Okay, Iâ€™m gonna write the book that I wish had been available to me when I was 18. I wanna write a bible for people who want to grow and feel better about their awful choices.'”
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