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General Information

Name:  Julia Anne Sweeney  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1959 in Spokane, Washington

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Illinois Connection

Sweeney is married to scientist Michael Blum. Blum and Sweeney, along with their adopted daughter Mulan, have lived in the Chicago suburbs since 2009

Biographical and Professional Information

Julia Anne Sweeney is an American actress, comedian and author. She is known for her role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (Pat) and for her autobiographical solo shows. She played Mrs. Keeper in the animated film Stuart Little and voiced Brittany in Father of the Pride.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

God said, "Ha!" /
ISBN: 0553379232. OCLC Number: 36461607

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Actress Julia Sweeney, best known as "Pat" on Saturday Night Live, shares the year in her life when her younger brother Mike, their parents, and siblings moved into Julia's new home to be near Mike as he died from lymph cancer, and Julia herself was diagnosed with cervical cancer weeks before Mike's death.

If it's not one thing, it's your mother /
ISBN: 145167404X. OCLC Number: 800031595

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While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer/performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented essayist--and the past few years have provided her with some rich material. Julia adopted a Chinese girl named Mulan and then, a few years later, married and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. She writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies, knitting, being adopted by a dog, The Food Network, and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger. Some of the essays reveal Julia's ability to find that essential thread of human connection, whether it's with her mother-in-law or with an anonymous customer service rep during a late-night phone call. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share.--From publisher description.

It's Pat! :
ISBN: 1562829386. OCLC Number: 25831826

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