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Laurie Notaro

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

Average rating: 3.86 · 64,585 ratings · 5,229 reviews · 20 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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It Looked Different on the ...

3.75 avg rating — 6,053 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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The Idiot Girl and the Flam...

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There's a (Slight) Chance I...

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An Idiot Girl's Christmas: ...

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Spooky Little Girl

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The Potty Mouth at the Table

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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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Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
Imagine Me Gone
by Adam Haslett (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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A troubled, woven tale of a family faced with two generations of mental illness. Boldly written, it's harrowing, poignant and often hilarious as each member of the family gets turns to offer their perspectives. The family is left in disarray after a ...more
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Everything in This Country Must by Colum McCann
Everything in This Country Must
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read in April, 2016
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Brutal, sparse and a straight shot to the bone; McCann pulls no punches. In two short stories and one novella, we see how the unrest in Ireland in the 80's and 90's was like any other horrific war; it sunk into the core of its people, where it stayed ...more
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
" Jenn wrote: "One thing to keep in mind is that she lives in Japan and her clients are primarily Japanese. Her book had to have a translator. You can t ...more "
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Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
Sweet Lamb of Heaven
by Lydia Millet
read in April, 2016
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Sweet Lamb of Heaven opens incredibly strong; a story of a mother's love for her daughter and the sacrifices she makes to separate herself from an uncaring and sociopathic husband. Hinting at elements of the paranormal, Anna hears voices that seem to ...more
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
"Thank you Netgalley for the advanced reading copy.

This is a disturbing novel. Anna hears voices after her daughter is born. She tries to analyze what is happening to her, is she becoming schizophrenic? He husband never wants the girl, so she leav..." Read more of this review »
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
"I received a copy of Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet from NetGalley for an honest review. My thanks to W.W. Norton and Company and to Lydia Millet for the opportunity.

When time and place feel off kilter, they often are. When there is but a ve..." Read more of this review »
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The Iceberg by Marion Coutts
The Iceberg
by Marion Coutts
read in April, 2016
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I have read two incredibly powerful books almost back to back: the history of Ravensbruck, the Nazi concentration camp for women, and now, The Iceberg. Oh boy. The Iceberg. A memoir by Marion Coutts that narrates her husband's illness with brain canc ...more
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Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser
Sweetgirl
by Travis Mulhauser (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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Super fast, suspenseful read about a teenager looking for her tweaker mother but finds a nearly frozen baby instead. On her trail is the boyfriend of the baby's mother, who are both drug addicts. Lots of backwood folks, guns and trucks. Good read, so ...more
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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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