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The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club

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Publisher Comments:

“Ive changed a bit since high school. Back then I said no to using and selling drugs. I washed on a normal basis and still had good credit.”

Introducing Laurie Notaro, the leader of the Idiot Girls Action-Adventure Club. Every day she fearlessly rises from bed to defeat the evil machinations of dolts, dimwits, and creepy boyfriends—and thats before she even puts on a bra.

For the past ten years, Notaro has been entertaining Phoenix newspaper readers with her wildly amusing autobiographical exploits and unique life experiences. She writes about a world of hourly-wage jobs that require absolutely no skills, a mother who hands down judgments more forcefully than anyone seated on the Supreme Court, horrific high school reunions, and hangovers that leave her surprised that she woke up in the first place.

The misadventures of Laurie and her fellow Idiot Girls (“too cool to be in the Smart Group”) unfold in a world that everyone will recognize but no one has ever described so hilariously. She delivers the goods: life as we all know it.

Review:

"[A] bitingly funny memoir..." Bust

Review:

"This is a great, funny read that women will love." Kathy Ingels, Library Journal

Synopsis:

The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club is a bitingly funny memoir of a 20-something woman and her band of friends as they stumble through sticky hangovers, evil boyfriends, the temptation of carbohydrates, and supermodel neighbors.

Hangovers. Bad boyfriends. Sucky jobs. Carbohydrate addiction. Dead bodies. Naked women. The truly spectacular, wondrous, and marvelously genius works of humor columnist Laurie Notaro will tickle you with fanciful delight, make you search your soul with profound reflection, and hopefully make you pee in your pants. If it doesn't, you can sell it to a used bookstore. But probably not.

About the Author

Laurie Notaro is a humor columnist for the Arizona Republic at www.azcentral.com. She has been fired from seven jobs (possibly eight) and lives with her first husband and pets (two dogs—a miniature Wookie and a lab that makes doody in her sleep—and a cat with no teeth) in the hot, dry dust bowl of Phoenix, Arizona. The Idiot Girls Action-Adventure Club is her first book.

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Erin Tuzuner, February 13, 2014 (view all comments by Erin Tuzuner)
I found this while shelving books at the library (where I am employed) and passed an easy Friday reading this at the desk. I had no expectations for this and was pleasantly surprised when I laughed uproariously and Instragrammed select paragraphs to my moderately amused followers. Dysfunction has never looked so sunny. Must be the desert air.
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zonergirl, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by zonergirl)
so funny i nearly had an asthma attack while reading this book.

a fabulous "take" on what life is like in phoenix. notaro really knows how to weave a tale of her shenanigans as a young adult in phoenix and the surrounding area. anyone from the valley of the sun will "get" what she is talking about!
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Jennifer Moore, August 12, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Moore)
Outrageously funny. If you ride public transit every day (as I do), be prepared to embarrass yourself in Idiot-Girl style, because you'll be rolling off of your bus-seat every 10 minutes, overcome with side-splitting guffaws. Really. You'll get looks.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760914
Author:
Notaro, Laurie
Publisher:
Villard Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humorists, American
Subject:
Humorists, American - 20th century
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
MCH087
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.12x5.24x.49 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club is a bitingly funny memoir of a 20-something woman and her band of friends as they stumble through sticky hangovers, evil boyfriends, the temptation of carbohydrates, and supermodel neighbors.

Hangovers. Bad boyfriends. Sucky jobs. Carbohydrate addiction. Dead bodies. Naked women. The truly spectacular, wondrous, and marvelously genius works of humor columnist Laurie Notaro will tickle you with fanciful delight, make you search your soul with profound reflection, and hopefully make you pee in your pants. If it doesn't, you can sell it to a used bookstore. But probably not.

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