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Comedian Sara Benincasa on being afraid to leave her bed, her new book 'Agorafabulous!' and more

Comedian Sara Benincasa with her new book, "Agorafabulous!"
Comedian Sara Benincasa with her new book, "Agorafabulous!" Sara Benincasa

While she was in L.A., I had the chance to sit down with comedian Sara Benincasa to discuss her new book "Agorafabulous," which takes a darkly funny look at her struggles with agoraphobia, panic attacks and depression.

If you don't know Sara's work, she's a standup comedian, wrote for Comedy Central and the Huffington Post, hosted a satellite radio show and now a popular podcast called "Sex and Other Human Activities" and she's done just about everything else in the world of comedy.

In this interview, we talk about mental health, "Downton Abbey," politics, Marvel Comics, religion, social media, taking baths with other adults and much more.

Click here to listen to the full interview.

Some more Sara

Sara explains what a panic attack is:

Her thoughts on "Downton Abbey" before seeing it:

What else you might know her from:

You can follow Sara on Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and probably everywhere else, or just check her out at

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