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2.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88 (8 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: 9781452672687
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She thought she'd have more time. Laurie Notaro figured she had at least a few good years yet. But no-it's happened. She has officially lost her marbles. From the kid at the pet-food store checkout line whose coif is so bizarre it makes her seethe "I'm going to kick his hair's ass" to the hapless Sears customer service rep on the receiving end of her Campaign of Terror, no one is safe from Laurie's wrath. Her cranky side seems to have eaten the rest of her-inner-thigh Chub Rub and all. And the results are breathtaking. Her riffs on e-mail spam, eBay ("There should be an eBay wading pool, where you only get to bid on Precious Moments figurines and Avon products, and you have to make it through that first before jumping into the deep end"), and the perils of St. Patrick's Day ("When I'm driving, the last think I need is a herd of inebriates darting in and out of traffic like loaded chickens") are the stuff of legend. And for Laurie, it's all 100 percent true. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Notaro] expands her worldview to include the full panoply of life’s indignities. The result is screamingly funny.”

    USA Today

  • “Hilarious…[Notaro] is Dave Barry with ovaries, filing bizarre and frequently humiliating reports on Life on the goofy side.”

    Miami Herald

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/9/2011

    " This book was not funny at all! Miami Herald boasts that "Laurie Notaro may be the funniest writer in this solar system." I have ready memoirs that are way more amusing than this. I was so bored and found little to no humor in her essays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AJ | 4/9/2011

    " It was good. But just good. I laughed a couple times but basically, all Notaro is doing is whining about a group of gone-awry moments in her life. It reminded me too much of former-friends that used to drag me down with that kind of outlook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 2/2/2011

    " One word: FUNNY! (AS HELL). A quick, easy read, perfect for the tub for any true dork girl. I'll definitely be reading more by Laurie Notaro! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 1/30/2011

    " A book of short stories that all ended with a sentence or two that tried way too hard to make the reader laugh. I think I may have enjoyed this book better if I didn't open it after finishing How did you get this number? This book just can't compare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DC | 11/14/2010

    " Pretty funny stuff - I really enjoyed the stream of consciousness, inner monologue style. Not quite enough to carry on with other of Notaro's books, but this was a decent 200 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darcy | 8/24/2010

    " I am "Attack of the XL Girl." No, really. I've had that happen.

    Funny stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Virginia | 8/19/2010

    " The first half of these columns / short stories are funny. The second half are not. Hit or miss.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/14/2010

    " She makes me literally laugh out loud. Fun to read, if you can relate to being a dorky girl. "

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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.