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Laurie Notaro is a New York Times best-selling American writer.


Average rating: 3.87 · 53,572 ratings · 4,662 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
The Idiot Girls' Action-Adv...
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We Thought You Would Be Pre...
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I Love Everybody
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Autobiography of a Fat Brid...
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"Her Favorite Books Full of Sass: In sync with her cheeky new essay collection, It Looked Different on the Model, Notaro lists five favorite books with attitude." ...More

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The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
The Winter People
by Jennifer McMahon (Goodreads Author)
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Suspenseful all the way through, but after reading other suspense novels, I kept waiting for the stupid to fall. The ending in The Winter People was pretty strong, and although I thought I had figured it out, I didn't, and I LOVED that. There's a sup...more
A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
" I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the importance of this book. I’m not Jewish, I’m not French, but I am a lesbian and it is possible for me to imagine the evil that can be perpetrated against people simply for who they are. This was a story... " Read more of this review »
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One of the most phenomenal books I've ever read. It is essential, profound, moving, shocking, horrifying and astounding. I am embarrassed that I knew nothing of these women before I read the book; World War Two and the Holocaust are full of millions...more
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The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
The Night Watch
by Sarah Waters
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Solid story about life in London during WWII; made me want to read more about it. Interesting structure, working back in time to unravel the mysteries put forward in the front part of the book. I feel that I may have missed some things, though, and w...more
The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport
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Compelling, engrossing, fast paced but doesn't leave out the details. A solid, comprehensive look at the Romanov sisters from birth until death--and it will probably all surprise you, including what could have been done to change their awful fates. T...more
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In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen
In Paradise
by Peter Matthiessen
read in August, 2014
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Written beautifully, strategically even, with a fractured narrative that I'm still not sure I get. If I ever get a Ph.D. in philosophy, I will read this book again. I felt we were only given part of the story, but maybe that was the point--to fill in...more
Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky
Suite Francaise
by Irène Némirovsky
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Just reread this book after seven years. LovedSuite Française it just as much as the first time. The writing is so focused. I wonder what the other three sections would have held.
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“Books are to me as homemade tattoos are to an inmate. Can't get enough of them.”
Laurie Notaro, I Love Everybody

“I want a man as nice as my retarded dog, but one that doesn't crap on the floor.”
Laurie Notaro, The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life

“It's okay," my husband said, shuffling toward his study. "I bought an electric-powered chain saw with a plug-in cord so if I run away fast enough, you can only chase me so far.”
Laurie Notaro, I Love Everybody

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