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Let's Never Talk About This Again: A Memoir

Samantha Irby meets BETTYVILLE in this darkly funny and poignant memoir about love, loss, Alzheimer's and reviving her father's pornographic writing career, from "Mortified" writer and producer Sara Faith Alterman.

Twelve-year-old Sara enjoyed a G-rated existence in suburban New England, filled with over-the-top birthday cakes, Revolutionary War reenactments, and nerdy word games invented by her prudish father, Ira. But Sara's world changed for the icky when she discovered that Ira had been shielding her from the truth: that he was a campy sex writer who'd sold millions of books in multiple languages, including the wildly popular GAMES YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR PUSSY. Which was, to the naïve Sara's horror, not a book about cats. For decades the books remained an unspoken family secret, until Ira developed early onset Alzheimer's disease...and announced he'd be reviving his writing career. With Sara's help.

In this cringeworthy, hilarious and moving memoir, Sara shares the profound experience of discovering new facets of her father --- once as a child, and again as an adult. LET'S NEVER TALK ABOUT THIS AGAIN is a must-read confessional from a woman who spent years trying to find humor in the perverse and optimism in the darkness, and succeeded.

Audiobook available, read by Sara Faith Alterman

Let's Never Talk About This Again: A Memoir
by Sara Faith Alterman

  • Publication Date: July 28, 2020
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1538748673
  • ISBN-13: 9781538748671