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Sarah Silverman on Bedwetting Past

Sarah Silverman says if there's meaning in her comedy, it's just an accident.

"I don't really write or do comedy with any intentions of like, 'How I want it to affect or anything.' I think that comedy kind of dies in the second guessing of it, you know. So I just try to be silly and if people infer anything with meaning, that's just lucky for me."

However, the Emmy-winning actress and comedienne isn't just performing these days; she's also writing. Silverman recently released her memoir, "The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee."

Read: Excerpt of "The Bedwetter"

The story takes a look at her long history of bedwetting that she couldn't shake until high school. Silverman joked that she wanted to tell her story to help little girls, but added "I guess that's kind of true."

"It's funny, it's just personal essays," she said. "They're stories that I've felt like I would probably be interested in reading should I know how to read. And, you know, sometimes it gets a little tender. It's kind of like when Fonzie (on 'Happy Days') first cried, I guess."

In the book, Silverman also tells the story of her father, who taught her swear words when she was 3 years old. Silverman told "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith her father thought it was funny.

Silverman explained, "It's funny because I don't think it was until I started doing interviews and stuff that you're kind of forced to deconstruct your life a little bit. And you know how like the biggest realizations are so simple? But it makes sense. Like he taught me swears when I was 3. I said swears in the middle of the supermarket when I was three. And I got this reaction that was kind of like shock and yet but approval from the grownups. And it was addicting. I think that I looked for that kind of approval over and over again."

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