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I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro
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Oct 10, 2011

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Read from October 05 to 08, 2011

This is the first book I have read by author Laurie Notaro. It was funny, but felt very forced. There is a particular story about her car being egged where she draws out her joke's punchline way to far until it was tired. IE: "What's next? Bacon? A Sausage patty? Pancakes?"...but it went on for a full page.

It's a fun and quick read, but lacks the depth of essays by other authors in this genre, like David Sedaris, who manage to make essays very funny, but also reflective of a deeper thought process. If you want lighter essays this book will be perfect, but I found myself wanting more.

I will try another book by Laurie and see if it fares better.

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