The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death : Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal
Laurie Notaro has an uncanny ability to attract insanity-and leave readers doubled over with laughter. Need proof? Check out The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death and try not to bust a gut.
Join Notaro as she experiences the popular phenomenon of laser hair removal (because at least one of her chins should be stubble-free); bemoans the scourge of the Open Mouth Coughers on America's airplanes and in similarly congested areas; welcomes the newest ex-con (yay, a sex offender!) to her neighborhood; and watches, against her own better judgment, every Discovery Health Channel special on parasites and tapeworms that has ever aired-resulting in an overwhelming fear that a worm the size of a python will soon come a-knocking on her back door.
In Notaro's world, strangers are stranger than fiction. One must always check the hotel bathroom for hobo hairs and consciously remember not to stare at old men with giant man-boobies. And then there are the lessons she has learned the hard way: Though it may seem like a good idea, it's best not to hire a tweaked-out homeless guy to clean up your yard.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer says that Laurie Notaro is "a scream, the freak-magnet of a girlfriend you can't wait to meet for a drink to hear her latest story." With The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, Notaro proves she's not only funny but resigned to the fact that you can't look bad ass in a Prius. Don't even try.
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1 . Very Amusing!
Posted December 08, 2009 by Kathy , Cottonwood HeightsThis is the perfect vacation read. I read this book while on a weekend getaway. It was easy and light reading. It was a good laugh out loud book. The book is in chapters but they are little mini stories, so it was easy to pick up and put down..
2 . Refreshing and fun
Posted May 06, 2009 by Sadie , PortlandI downloaded as a free e-book and have used this as a go-to read in waiting rooms. Each story makes me giggle. The sarcasm and wit always gives me a little boost. Loved it!
3 . Laugh out loud funny!
Posted April 07, 2009 by Hillary , Fort LauderdaleI bought this book because if six other readers gave it five stars, it was worth a "looksee." I'm now a Laurie Notaro fan and I am very excited to read another of her books. I laughed so hard, my husband would shoot me dirty looks, so I could only read the book during the day. By the second chapter, you feel you can call her up for happy hour yourself. An absolute joy of a read!
4 . Hilarious
Posted April 05, 2009 by JV , InezThis book is hilarious! I laughed out loud and had tears rolling down my face. I highly recommend this book and I will be checking out more from this author!
5 . LOL
Posted February 08, 2009 by Cyn , Deer ParkI caught myself reading this book out loud to anyone who wanted to know what I was laughing about. I could relate to Laurie Notaro
6 . It's True It is a Great Book
Posted January 18, 2009 by Bernermom , Colorado SpringsWhen I first saw this book I thought "you've got to be kidding" It must be really stupid. Then I read the reviews and saw so many people liked it. So I gave it a try. I'm so glad I did.
I laughed and empathized with the character. I read passages out loud to friends and they laughed with me. Not a book you want to miss. Make sure to download it now.
I will definitely be looking at other books from this author.
7 . Laugh out loud funny
Posted January 11, 2009 by Tracey , NJI got this as a freebie download and I was pleasantly surprised and totally entertained. I could put myself directly into so many of the same absurdly funny situations. I loved it and am going to download another book by this author ASAP!
8 . I *love* this author!
Posted January 02, 2009 by Lisa , CalgaryI actually haven't read this yet but I'm psyched that it's a free download! I just got a reader and was checking out what's available from my new favourite author and low
9 . I Loved this book!
Posted January 02, 2009 by Sarah , Manchester, NHI downloaded this book as one of the free downloads...it was awesome! I laughed out loud throughout and couldn't put it down! I am getting ready to download more or Notaro's books because her storytelling is great and I couldn't get enough!
June 23, 2008
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