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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie Notaro Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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-dyed 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.

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

    Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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