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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie Notaro Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781452672663
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In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-night partyer and bar-stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air conditioning. Laurie finds grown-up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-stubbing threshold of matrimony. From her mother's grade-school warning to avoid kids in tie-died shirts because their hippie parents spent their food money on drugs and art supplies; to her night-before-the-wedding panic over whether her religion is the one where you step on the glass; to her unfortunate overpreparation for the mandatory drug-screening urine test at work; to her audition as a Playboy centerfold as research for a newspaper story, Autobiography of a Fat Bride has the same candor and outrageous humor that made Idiot Girls an instant cult phenomenon. In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie contemplates family, home improvement, and the horrible tyrannies of cosmetic saleswomen. She finds that life doesn't necessarily get any easier as you get older. But it does get funnier. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tongue-in-cheek account of love and marriage.”

    Library Journal

  • A tongue-in-cheek account of love and marriage. Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 5/22/2011

    " Funny. Not everyone's type of humor but I like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghan | 4/7/2011

    " It was okay... amusing, but I didn't feel like I got my money's worth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/25/2011

    " Like a lot of non-fiction I find myself drawn to, Notaro's voice is self-deprecating and funny. She's quick to judge herself and others but there's a distinct lack of malice. This was a fun "beach read". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karie | 3/7/2011

    " This book had its funny moments, (the ones about her mother were awesome) but the main thing that I did not like were that the stories were so separate from each other. I guess I wanted the stories to build on each other instead of being humorous short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/17/2011

    " I don't care for overly witty banter, and there seemed to be alot of this in the book. There were some stories that the author told that had me rolling, but some that were just stupid or boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria (Ri) | 1/15/2011

    " I loved this one! Several times I was busting out laughing! Laurie sure is a train wreck! She rather reminds me of a female version of Ben Stiller, you know, always making these choices that you just know are going to turn out for the worst even with the best intentions! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meaghan | 1/11/2011

    " This book was absolutely hilarious I didn't want to put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/1/2011

    " Laurie Notaro will make you laugh until you pee!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 8/27/2010

    " It's short and I laughed some of the time. It's okay. "

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About the Author
Author Laurie Notaro

Laurie Notaro was born in Brooklyn, then spent the remainder of her formative years in Phoenix, where she created something of a checkered past. She is the New York Times bestselling author of humorous memoirs, including The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club and It Looked Different on the Model. She is a terrible typist, doesn’t suffer big Ikes very well, and lives under an assumed name in Eugene, Oregon, where her neighbors believe she is writing about them, but she is not. She has a cute dog, a nice husband, and misses Mexican food like a limb lost to diabetes.

About the Narrator

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards and won ten Earphones Awards. Her recordings for Blackstone include Skinny Bastard, The Art of Social War, and The Cheater.