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Roseanne speaks out on gay family, gay friends during reading from new book

Comedian Roseanne Barr reads from her latest book at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Comedian, actor, writer and 2012 presidential candidate Roseanne Barr held court at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse Wednesday night as she read from her newest book, “Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm,” and answered questions from some of her more passionate fans.

Sandwiched between other appearances and boarding a flight, Barr’s dramatic reading of “Roseannearchy” was punctuated with moments of ad-libbed commentary as she read from a section about her family’s weddings.

“Jenny, my big legged daughter,” Barr read before looking up from the pages and explaining, “She’s so pissed, she’s so pissed at this, I have to say I’m afraid she’s going to sue me on it,” before detailing how her efforts to make her daughter skinny may have had the opposite effect.