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From the celebrated author best known for the Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club and described as “the funniest writer in the solar system” (The Miami Herald) comes a new laugh-out-loud collection of essays on rudeness.

Laurie Notaro thinks everyone’s nuts. Or maybe there’s just something wrong with her. Here, she examines the basic human condition of rudeness — other people’s rudeness, that is — in her latest uproariously funny collection. In her trademark irreverent style, she uses her biting wit to cover other people’s bad behavior ranging from bathroom etiquette (interpreting a coworker’s failure to wash her hands after leaving the bathroom as a personal affront) to dinner party conundrums (did he really just pick food off of my plate?). Laurie recounts in detail such unfortunate situations as discovering that she wasn't on the viewable Facebook invite list for a good friend’s party, or standing behind a woman in the pharmacy line who says to the clerk, “Hi. I was wondering if you could tell me what a staph infection looks like?” and proceeds to embark on a fifteen-minute conversation that includes sentences like, “Infection can burrow.”

So if you’ve ever found yourself wondering if the person seated next to you on the plane is being earnest when he tells the stewardess he will handle the emergency door in the event of a crash landing or spotted a chunk of something that could be chocolate under your keyboard and desperately wanted to eat it, then this collection of sometimes bizarre and always entertaining observations is for you.

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Pinterest. Foodies. Anne Frank's underwear. New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro — rightfully hailed as “the funniest writer in the solar system” (The Miami Herald) — spares nothing and no one, least of all herself, in this uproarious new collection of essays on rudeness. With the sardonic, self-deprecating wit that makes us all feel a little better about ourselves for identifying with her, Laurie explores her recent misadventures and explains why its not her who is nuts, its them (and okay, sometimes its her too).

Whether confessing that her obsession with buying fabric has reached junior hoarder status or mistaking a friends heinous tattoo as temporary, Laurie puts her unique spin — sometimes bizarre, always entertaining — on the many perils of modern living in a mannerless society. From shuddering at the graphic Harry Potter erotica conjured up at a writers group to lamenting the sudden ubiquity of quinoa (“It looks like larvae no matter how you cook it”), The Potty Mouth at the Table is whip-smart, unpredictable, and hilarious. In other words, irresistibly Laurie.

About the Author

Laurie Notaro was born in Brooklyn, New York, then spent the remainder of her formative years in Phoenix, where she created something of a checkered past. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club, Autobiography of a Fat Bride, I Love Everybody and Other Atrocious Lies, We Thought You Would Be Prettier, Idiot Girls' Christmas, There’s a Slight Chance I Might Be Going to Hell, The Idiot Girls and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, Spooky Little Girl, and It Looked Different on the Model. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Kelly A, December 17, 2014 (view all comments by Kelly A)
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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Maggie_S, July 3, 2013 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
Wonderful! I'm a fan of Ms. Notaro anyway and this boof is no exception. She has the amazing ability to make the ridiculous things I do on a daily basis seem much more amusing than humiliating and I love that about her.
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bellygal27, May 23, 2013 (view all comments by bellygal27)
I cant wait to see Laurie speak tomorrow and read this!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451659399
Author:
Notaro, Laurie
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in

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"Synopsis" by , Pinterest. Foodies. Anne Frank's underwear. New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro — rightfully hailed as “the funniest writer in the solar system” (The Miami Herald) — spares nothing and no one, least of all herself, in this uproarious new collection of essays on rudeness. With the sardonic, self-deprecating wit that makes us all feel a little better about ourselves for identifying with her, Laurie explores her recent misadventures and explains why its not her who is nuts, its them (and okay, sometimes its her too).

Whether confessing that her obsession with buying fabric has reached junior hoarder status or mistaking a friends heinous tattoo as temporary, Laurie puts her unique spin — sometimes bizarre, always entertaining — on the many perils of modern living in a mannerless society. From shuddering at the graphic Harry Potter erotica conjured up at a writers group to lamenting the sudden ubiquity of quinoa (“It looks like larvae no matter how you cook it”), The Potty Mouth at the Table is whip-smart, unpredictable, and hilarious. In other words, irresistibly Laurie.

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