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Stories & Style: Get to Know Writer/Comedian Sara Benincasa


If you haven’t already heard, we’re hosting an exclusive event at Bene Rialto in Manhattan on Thursday, January 29th from 6:30pm-9pm. Aside from meeting Nicole and having the chance to try on pieces from the Eva and Candy Collections, we’ll have delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine for you to enjoy while taking in fashion-focused, personal, storytelling performances from three amazing women—NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg, Writer/Comedian Elna Baker, and Author/Comedian Sara BenincasaWe’re going to be sharing a little background on each of our guests over the next couple of days.

Sara Benincasa: Author, comedian, proud father, and grandfather—in her own words. Let's start by describing her as the author of this empowering body image story on Playboy.com. Whether she's sharing the power that is a boudoir photo shoot or working on her podcast In the Casa, there's one thing you can't deny: She is one refreshingly honest woman. Take this story she penned on Jezebel, for example:

I'm sorry my vagina is so sensitive.

There's a moment at which every junkie hits rock bottom. I think that was mine. I'm an apology addict. Most women I know are similarly afflicted. We think our value as females is dependent on being literally and figuratively pliable to the point of contortions that would make a pretzel or a porn star jealous. And in so doing, we not only devalue our actual important and genuine apologies ("I'm sorry I slept with your brother.") but posit ourselves as being ever in error, constantly over-speaking, overspending, over-laughing, over-crying, overeating, over-existing.

Men fear not being enough. Women fear being too much.

Sara is the best of both worlds. She can take on a powerful topic (see above), but she also knows when to keep it light. Here's proof:

Aside from her online stories, Sara also has two books under her belt—"Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom" and, more recently, a contemporary re-telling of the classic "The Great Gatsby" called "GREAT," in both of which you can expect a mix of her spot-on humor and social commentary.

But we're not the only ones who think she's hilarious. The Chicago Tribune, CNN, The New York Times Wired.com, Time.com, MarieClaire.com, The GuardianThe Independent, Time Out New York, ComedyCentral.comPaper, Flavorpill LA, Buzzfeed, and more would tell you just the same. Don’t just take their word for it—don't miss the chance to see Sara’s storytelling live on January 29th. RSVP to “Stories & Style” now! We'll also be giving away a signed copy of her novel "GREAT!" at the event. You can read more about the night's festivities here.

Learn about the other Stories & Style storytellers, Ophira Eisenberg and Elna Baker.

Published by: Nicole Lenzen in People Who Inspire, Workshops & Events