Connect Murray’s statement with one of the categories applied to memoir/life writing by Smith and Watson, and explain how the live, oral, comic form of Notaro and Gadsby operates in similar or different ways to more traditional print memoir form.

In the stand-up comedy, “I Have Cancer.” she describes herself as a shallow and vulnerable person in a comedic way, which made the audience laugh instead of sympathizing with her. She kept saying, “I have Cancer.” which is an illness narrative not a stand-up comedy.


Work Cited

Smith, Sidonie, and Julia Watson. Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives. 2nd ed., University of Minnesota Press, 2010. Print.

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