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.
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!
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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Shari, June 9, 2007 (view all comments by Shari)
Laurie Notaro is a fantastically witty and hilarious writer. I could not put this book down and I could not stop laughing. This is definitely a must read!
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sarahlynn, March 5, 2007 (view all comments by sarahlynn)
This book is incredibly, impossibly laugh-out-loud funny. Nearly every story had me looking at my husband and saying "you HAVE to hear this one!" Notaro takes things which nearly every woman deals with (even if you don't smoke or drink excessively) and talks about them in a self-deprecating manner and leaves you nodding your head in agreement as tears stream down your face from the laughter. Her sarcasm is incredible and attains heights I could only dream of. Every aspect of her life provides something for her to write about, and much of this stuff, no one could make up. No one. I am heartily looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series and to the new installment coming out in May.
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by Kathy Ingels, Library Journal,
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