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Kelly A has commented on (18) products.

The Potty Mouth at the Table by Laurie Notaro
The Potty Mouth at the Table

Kelly A, December 17, 2014

When my best friend asked for a book of short stories that were funny with no tales of children in peril and other depressing topics, I had to look no further than Laurie Notaro's hilarious tales ripped from every day activities like grocery shopping and leaving the house. The last story could possibly be considered depressing but I found a friend's courageous and superfunny response to a brain tumor a reason to close the book with a smile.
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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Signature of All Things

Kelly A, October 24, 2014

Just what I would expect a Great American Novel would look like in Gilbert's capable hands. Her character development and ability to establish a sense of place are fantastic.
And it is positively brimming with strong, interesting and different from each other female characters.
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Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Nature Girl

Kelly A, October 17, 2010

I've always suspected a trip to Florida would be like going to another planet and this tale would seem to support that theory.

The characters are nutty and/or mean and/or devious and/or smart but not over the top. One might run into ( or have your dinner interrupted by a call from) someone very similar.

And Hiaasen rewards the reader by making it pay off to root for the right people.
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Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Loving Frank

Kelly A, July 7, 2010

A work of fiction that tantalizes by its basis on a real story and real people with an ending I did not see coming. And an illustration of how life can be so complicated and simple at the same time.
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How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale

Kelly A, July 4, 2010

It was sort of hard to tell truth from fiction but maybe that's the point: that Jenna's life has been so crazy it all has to be true.

And the graphic descriptions definitely take away any delusions of glamour about the porn industry.

I didn't appreciate the shot at Gloria Steinem, one of my personal heroes.

And it sad knowing the happy ending that concludes the book didn't stay that way.

But it also nice to know her latest chapter included having the children she has wanted for so long. It is hard to imagine two little boys who are loved more.
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