Laurie Notaro

the-idiot-girls-action-adventure-clubLaurie Notaro

The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club, We Thought You Would Be Prettier, I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies I have Told), Autobiography of a Fat Bride

Notaro’s books are the sort of books that I know I should slow down and save some for later, but it is just impossible. I zoomed through her collections of short, true, and embarrassing hilarious stories in a few days. Notaro chronicles her life of  shame:  meeting the man of her dreams (and promptly breaking his toe); going through grocery store dumpsters with her grandpa for day-olds; getting her teeth stuck in  a candy apple in the bank drive-through and other mortifying events. She apologetically lays our her life for her readers to pick through, laugh at and sympathize. I wouldn’t recommend reading her books in a public place, you will find yourself giggling quietly under your breath like a nutter. But then again, Laurie probably would too.