Felicia Michaels: Milf + Cookies

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Felicia Michaels

Narrated By: Felicia Michaels

Publisher: Uproar

Date: May 2014

Duration: 0 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

How Felicia Sees It:

I came into the world an Army brat. Moved here, moved there, landing at the corner of trailer park and military housing. I learned how to load a gun, dodge a social worker and make an exit plan – before I could even drive.

My escape came via the doors of a strip joint coined the Peppermint Lounge. It’s there that I met a comic, became a comic, won this and won that. I pounded the road hard, picked up a camera, did beaucoup TV, married my manager, then quit the biz – because more than anything in the whole wide world, I really wanted kids.

There were times between baking cupcakes, changing diapers and daydreams, that I would dress up fancy for Hollywood brunches. Sometimes I would find myself droning on about art, vintage furniture and the irony of disappointing love. I would even catch myself saying things like, “Less is more, clean lines are timeless and carefully considered materials are always enduring.” When in reality, I only liked a an old vintage dresser because my grammie had one on the side porch. Soon enough, I knew, I needed to make another exit plan.

Today, I’m a single mom and proud to say – once again – a working, professional stand up comic.

How Her Handlers See It:

An “Army Brat” who was used to moving about, Michaels built her early career by refusing to allow her gender tame her material and never once flinching when it came to the rigorous travel and tv schedule that a stand-up comedy career demanded in the late 90′s.

Her comedy appeared on such networks as MTV, A&E, COMEDY CENTRAL, VH1 and SHOWTIME. Not to mention NBC, ABC and FOX. She soon found herself becoming a COMEDY GRAND CHAMPION on STAR SEARCH. Her first comedy CD, “Lewd Awakenings,” landed Felicia on XM Satellite’s list of top 100 jokes. She was nominated twice as Funniest Female by the American Comedy Awards before clinching it.

Breaks from touring were supplemented with film and photography courses at NYU and The New School, which led to her writing and directorial debut with the Cine Eagle Award-winning short film “In the Weeds.” Work soon followed on Mitch Hedberg’s Sundance Film Festival selection “Los Enchiladas,” as an actor and assistant director. Guest appearances followed on sitcoms, and her ongoing photo documentary project “Stand UP / Stripped DOWN” won first place at the PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE COMPETITION in Paris.

She quit comedy after her second child was born, only to return from that hiatus stronger and more determined then before. Touring followed quickly, along with a two-year run with the hit underground podcast “Beauty and Da Beast” with fellow comic Joey “Coco” Diaz. Their “raw-some” comedy chemistry earned them a Best Comedy Podcast nomination from the Podcast Awards in 2012, keeping company with the likes of fellow nominees WTF and the Nerdist.

Currently Michaels keeps herself busy as a returning regular on the second season of Nick’s “Parental Discretion,” touring, and putting the finishing touches on a new directorial project – all this while raising two young boys as a single mother.

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