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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: July 2011 ISBN: 9781452672649
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Everyone's favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit, whether it's in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she's shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering a low-quality rendition of "Jingle Bells." Notaro makes misstep after riotous misstep as she tries (and catastrophically fails) to gain some ground-delightfully whipping up butter-laden cupcakes for the local vegan kids, finding herself banned from the post office for wanting too many two-cent stamps ("The post-office lady looked at me like I had just asked her if she wanted to buy my sex tape"), and discovering what appears to be a corpse on her front lawn seconds before her sister is due to visit ("I had approximately three to four minutes to move the carcass from my yard into my neighbors' yard so my sister would think it was their dead person"). She shares tales of marriage and family, including stories about the dog-bark translator that deciphers Notaro's and her husband's own "woofs" a little too accurately, the emails from her mother with "FWD" in the subject line ("which in email code means Forecasting World Destruction"), and the dead-of-night shopping sprees and Devil Dog-devouring monkeyshines of a creature known as "Ambien Laurie." At every turn, Notaro's pluck and irresistible candor sets the New York Times bestselling author on a journey that's laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Notaro's humor is self-deprecating without ever swaying into self-pity, and her situations are both specific and universal. Publishers Weekly
  • “Laurie Notaro is absolutely hilarious. You never see the jokes coming. They’re always organic to her writing, and it makes her a joy to read.”

    Justin Halpern, author of Sh*t My Dad Says

  • “If her books don’t inspire pants-wetting fits of laughter, then please consult your physician, because, clearly, your funny bone is broken.”

    Jen Lancaster, author of Pretty in Plaid

  • “Whenever I pick up a book by Laurie Notaro, I know I’ll be in a good mood soon. Because Laurie Notaro makes me laugh. Period.”

    Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 10/29/2011

    " very funny collection of antecdotes. she is a very engaging writer! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 10/20/2011

    " There was no story. Not a huge fan of this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/14/2011

    " I have read all of her non fiction. This is the one that got me kick out of the lunch room for laughing too loudly. If you like laughing this is the book that will help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 10/12/2011

    " LOVE her! She kills me. Read all of her books and feel free to laugh out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kcaplis | 9/29/2011

    " Humor being so subjective, I found parts of this hysterically; others not so much. It's a collection of essays and a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danie | 9/25/2011

    " Decent easy read. Laurie's humorous vignettes about her life are entertaining and you can easily see her sitting at your kitchen table telling you them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 9/25/2011

    " There were a couple of laugh out loud moments in the book, but overall I didn't find it all that great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 9/23/2011

    " Great stories with many laugh out loud moments.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 9/22/2011

    " This was a super fun book. While not all the stories will make you laugh outloud, many will and you will have a fun time traveling with Laurie through some of her most embarrassing moments. Worth a read for the humor and silliness of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 9/22/2011

    " This is one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. I loved it so much I bought a copy for a friend. "

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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. Her recordings for Blackstone include Skinny Bastard, The Art of Social War, and The Cheater.