Salon Talks: Whitney Cummings

The stand-up comic, actor and creator/co-creator of two network sitcoms, including the long-running "Two Broke Girls," joined “Salon Talks” to share the experience that led her to writing her memoir "I'm Fine ... And Other Lies." Whitney Cummings delivers a frank, deeply moving account of her experiences with codependence, eating disorders, abortion, consent and fertility in the book. And it’s hilarious too. Cummings calls it a “self-help book that’s funny.”

She goes deep on lessons about advocating for yourself, especially with health care. On “Salon Talks,” Cummings explained her experience with an abortion as a teenager. “I wasn’t scared. I wasn’t emotional. I just went numb,” she said. “I didn’t really process it until I sat down and started writing this book.”

Watch the interview above to hear about the lessons Cummings has learned from her journey through comedy. Tune in for SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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