Chris Willman
June 06, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

God Said, ''Ha!''

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Julia Sweeney
publisher
Bantam
genre
Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

You might know God Said, ”Ha!” as ”that cancer show.” But though SNL alum Julia Sweeney never veers far from her brother’s bout with the unbeatable, this two-CD transcription of her monologue (which ran successfully in San Francisco and L.A., and briefly on Broadway) is more Mother than Brian’s Song, thanks to tales of terror that result when helpful, semi-functional parents move in with their kids. And when she’s stricken with ovarian cancer herself, Sweeney, in finding the comic side effects of a battle with one’s own body, pulls off legitimately sweet gallows humor. A-

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