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An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List

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Staff Pick

Sedaris's Holidays on Ice crossed with Carlin's When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? — Notaro's slim and satisfying volume of acerbic, witty holiday observations will have you guffawing in your eggnog.
Recommended by Danielle, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

ITS LAURIE NOTAROS HOLIDAY HANDBOOK.

PREPARE TO LAUGH YOUR TINSEL OFF.

Its the most wonderful-and most dreadful-season of the year, when boxes of truffles attack your thighs, drunken holiday revelers stay long past their welcome, and your grandmother has conniptions at the department store over the price of hand lotion. Welcome to Laurie Notaros Christmastime.

In ten brand-new stories and three previously published favorites, Notaro shares the sidesplitting daily disasters of the holidays, like finding herself on emergency feminine product recon at midnight on Christmas Eve; surrendering to the inevitable Horrible Gift Parade by simply asking for holiday dish towels and giant white underpants from Sears; battling the morons in line at the Seventh Circle of Hell, otherwise known as the do-it-yourself craft store; and trying to live down her reputation as the Most Unfun Christmas Party Guest Ever, due to an unfortunate misunderstanding involving a fake overdose and emergency paramedics.

So whether you find yourself at the Dull and Smart Party or the Raucous and Stupid Party this holiday season, youll always know where to find Laurie-just follow the chocolate trail over to the cheese platter. Shell be the one dialing the cops.

Review:

"Humorist Notaro (Autobiography of a Fat Bride; We Thought You'd be Prettier) takes on the standard fare of holiday horrors in this slim volume of essays, rejuvenating well-worn territory with gonzo humor and a few touches of sentiment. Notaro proffers up an ironic gift list ('Of course, I would enjoy more than anything getting some really cheap bath crystals, so I could use them when I take a shower since I don't have a bathtub') and skewers the horrors of December shopping ('a woman who had gone to high school with Mary Todd Lincoln moved up to the counter'), but also recounts some peculiar, Notaro family-specific stories, like the year the author (sort of) died and was resurrected on Christmas Eve, or the year the family ate raisin-resembling maggots with Christmas dinner. Understated emotion (tempered with sarcasm) is Notaro's secret strength, whether remembering her late grandfather's Christmas Eve walks, or taking her Nana shopping: 'She's like a toddler but one who won't respond to the store PA system calling her name unless the speaker is approximately two inches from her left, good ear.' Fans of David Sedaris's Holidays on Ice will find this worth a look." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Humorist Laurie Notaro, author of "The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club," returns with a collection of the most hilarious stories from the most wonderful--and dreadful--time of the year.

About the Author

Laurie Notaro loves Christmas, despite the fact that last year she was the unfortunate recipient a jar of previously owned bath salts and an XXL sweater with a snowman on it. She does not adhere to the saying “Its the thought that counts” when the thought is “If I clean it off and put a bow on it, she wont know I used this,” but she does think its funny to call out on the Holy Night, “Ho ho ho and a bottle of rum!” because it makes her mother mad. This is her fifth book.

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Maggie_S, December 8, 2011 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
Another Idiot Girl book, but with a Christmas theme! Loved it. I thought I was the only one who got twitchy in malls and enjoyed provoking my dear family during this joyous season!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400064366
Author:
Notaro, Laurie
Publisher:
Villard Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
humor;essays;christmas;memoir;non-fiction;holidays;comedy
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.18x5.70x.70 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages Villard Books - English 9781400064366 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Sedaris's Holidays on Ice crossed with Carlin's When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? — Notaro's slim and satisfying volume of acerbic, witty holiday observations will have you guffawing in your eggnog.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Humorist Notaro (Autobiography of a Fat Bride; We Thought You'd be Prettier) takes on the standard fare of holiday horrors in this slim volume of essays, rejuvenating well-worn territory with gonzo humor and a few touches of sentiment. Notaro proffers up an ironic gift list ('Of course, I would enjoy more than anything getting some really cheap bath crystals, so I could use them when I take a shower since I don't have a bathtub') and skewers the horrors of December shopping ('a woman who had gone to high school with Mary Todd Lincoln moved up to the counter'), but also recounts some peculiar, Notaro family-specific stories, like the year the author (sort of) died and was resurrected on Christmas Eve, or the year the family ate raisin-resembling maggots with Christmas dinner. Understated emotion (tempered with sarcasm) is Notaro's secret strength, whether remembering her late grandfather's Christmas Eve walks, or taking her Nana shopping: 'She's like a toddler but one who won't respond to the store PA system calling her name unless the speaker is approximately two inches from her left, good ear.' Fans of David Sedaris's Holidays on Ice will find this worth a look." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Humorist Laurie Notaro, author of "The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club," returns with a collection of the most hilarious stories from the most wonderful--and dreadful--time of the year.
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