Laurie Notaro
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal
September 15, 2019 Comments.. 190
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal Laurie Notaro Laurie Notaro has an uncanny ability to attract insanity and leave readers doubled over with laughter Need proof Check out The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death and try not to bust a gut.Join Notaro as she experiences the popular phenomenon of laser hair removal because at least one of her chins should be stubble free bemoans the scourge of the Open Mouth CoLaurie Notaro has an uncanny ability to attract insanity and leave readers doubled over with laughter Need proof Check out The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death and try not to bust a gut.Join Notaro as she experiences the popular phenomenon of laser hair removal because at least one of her chins should be stubble free bemoans the scourge of the Open Mouth Coughers on America s airplanes and in similarly congested areas welcomes the newest ex con yay, a sex offender to her neighborhood and watches, against her own better judgment, every Discovery Health Channel special on parasites and tapeworms that has ever aired resulting in an overwhelming fear that a worm the size of a python will soon come a knocking on her back door.In Notaro s world, strangers are stranger than fiction One must always check the hotel bathroom for hobo hairs and consciously remember not to stare at old men with giant man boobies And then there are the lessons she has learned the hard way Though it may seem like a good idea, it s best not to hire a tweaked out homeless guy to clean up your yard The Cleveland Plain Dealer says that Laurie Notaro is a scream, the freak magnet of a girlfriend you can t wait to meet for a drink to hear her latest story With The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, Notaro proves she s not only funny but resigned to the fact that you can t look bad ass in a Prius Don t even try.. The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death Reflections on Revenge Germophobia and Laser Hair Removal Laurie Notaro has an uncanny ability to attract insanity and leave readers doubled over with laughter Need proof Check out The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death and try not to bust a gut Joi
  • Title: The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal
  • Author: Laurie Notaro
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    1. thefourthvine says:

      I admit it I picked this up only and solely because it was available for free on the Kindle from And this probably biased me pretty heavily to say my expectations were lowered especially after some of the other books I ve gotten for free for the Kindle is really understating things And yet This book had me truly, helplessly laughing out loud on several occasions, and for that, four stars are basically guaranteed I m not saying it s perfect Notaro s voice has strong echoes of Erma Bombeck, and wh [...]

    2. Elevate Difference says:

      The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death is a strong anthology of essays, which Laurie Notaro presents with an utterly unique sense of humor and insight What may initially appear to be a random collection of humorous and unrelated anecdotes soon unfolds to expose a thoughtful and revealing look at the larger emotional and social issues that underpin the lives of people in general, and women in particular Notaro treats each of these personal narratives with a biting and self deprecating wi [...]

    3. Terry says:

      Meh I ve enjoyed Notaro s earlier books though I wasn t crazy about her novel , but this book probably suffers from Augusten Burroughs David Sedaris syndrome the books of essays one writes, the desperate one becomes for material, and the strain of forced hilarity shows.

    4. Caitlin says:

      When I read I Love Everybody and Other Atrocious Lies I found myself near tears with laughter on than one occasion Naturally, I ve been waiting to read another book by Notaro, and so I was delighted to find The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death at BN on sale for 5 Unfortunately it seems that I got exactly what I paid for Idiot Girl comes accross as overblown and formulaic almost unbelievable at times Most vignettes are centered around what should rightly be unnotable events, eg when N [...]

    5. Rebecca says:

      While I did fully delight in Laurie s quick quips and razor sharp humor this book is not for everyone She is far far from politically correct and those sensitive readers will be easily offended I, myself, am not easily offended and had some guilty laughs a lot of laughs actually over these short stories Remember, the title of the book is The Idiot Girl and you may come away agreeing, I simply came away snickering Just a couple of personal note In the chapter titled Ready or Not I was so engross [...]

    6. Nora aka Diva says:

      Oh wow, I haven t seen anyone whine so much since my kids where toddlers Yikes this woman whines like a 2 year old needing a nap but who can t find her blankie I disapointingly didn t see the humor in any of this book Where is the humor in unfortunate family also wanting to have a meal, oh well Ms Notaro was there to laugh at their disabilities and malformities what is wrong with the world when that s exceptable Taking her dog to a dog birthday party funny Not sure how It s not that I don t have [...]

    7. Adrienne Kiser says:

      For the most part I found this book a fun read, but in some chapters I found it off putting that Notaro made jokes about people rather than about situations While hopefully not intended to be so, a few descriptions came off as mean spirited and it diminished my enjoyment of the book as a whole.

    8. Debbie says:

      Very funny I found myself literally laughing out loudly throughout this book I was looking for something just not serious and less than light to end my year of book reading on a fun note What I got with this book was just about that I d say 90% Which was good This is a non fiction, a little different for me but hey, life is non fiction and that is what author Laurie Notaro writes about The random hilarity of life I really enjoyed it This book is full of all those random situations we all encount [...]

    9. Cheryl Malandrinos says:

      A funny, light collection of new essays from New York Times bestselling author Laura Notaro fills the pages of The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death Her reflections on revenge, germophobis, laser hair removal and , will have you laughing out loud, and curious onlookers asking what you re reading.I m fairly certain if I opted for laser hair removal, my experience would match Notaro s, if not be worse which is probably why I ll never try it Oh, and by the way, my primary care physician i [...]

    10. Kate says:

      This was a free kindle book so I downloaded it to switch to when I ve had enough of the Brothers Karamazov Of course, I ve finished this after only a few days Other reviewers compare her to Sedaris and Rakoff but her stories remind me of the best kind of personal blog.I ve heard this isn t her best book so I can t wait to download her others I didn t care for the first stories in fact, I m glad I got past the first story b c I found it kind of offensive but I was hooked after the dog training s [...]

    11. Belinda says:

      Mehgot this one on my Kindle for free, so I can t complain too much I know a lot of people lovelovelove this author, and I suspect that this collection isn t one of her best, so I may try something else from her before giving her up There were moments that had me laughing, and some that resonated with me in a familiar way, but overall I found the tone a bit tiring.Before now, I hadn t realized how very much self deprecating can be overdone Sheesh.

    12. Lori says:

      Hysterical writer I have read Autobiography of a Fat Bride True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood and liked it This next one was a gift I truly did laugh out loud at the descriptions of her antics Just what I needed at the beginning of my vacation I am going to look for Laurie Notaro soon.

    13. Marisa says:

      This book was hilarious There were some essays that were not as good as others, but the good ones than made up for it Crouching tiger, Hidden Rapist was one of the best quotes from the book The author kind of reminds me of a slightly crazier me so that definitely helped me relate I could totally see me saying and doing a lot of the things that she did said.

    14. Lori says:

      My favorite of Laurie Notaro s books thus far This will be my go to book when I am in the need for emergency laughter Not the giggling kind either The I am chortling like a broodmare with ice tea spraying out of my nose and I am traumatizing my poor cat kind of laughter This book is laughter therapy Stressful week Notaro to the rescue

    15. Bonnie Moore says:

      When I was younger Erma Bombeck was on of my favorite authors Laurie Notaro is of a different generation, but she makes me laugh too I will probably read of her books, when I am in the mood to be cheered up.

    16. Megan says:

      This was between a 3 and a 4 for me Some of the essays were amusing and her style reminded me a lot of Jen Lancaster It was a quick, fun vacation read that sometimes made me chuckle.

    17. Krisanne says:

      Quirky, funny and ironic observations about life An enjoyable read on a cold winter day

    18. Jen says:

      Could not stop laughing Read most of this book outdoors in a park and was laughing out loud Hilarious

    19. Jessica Karakashian says:

      Wear Your Dependse you re going to pee yourself laughing Laurie Notaro hits it out of the park with this hilarious collection of true IG stories

    20. REBECCA says:

      What a great way to start my year

    21. Jenni V. says:

      Great title but that s the only positive thing I can say.My review after reading another one of her books was that I didn t love it but thought it could be because I read it too quickly, so my approach to this book was to read 1 2 essays per day It didn t help I guess I just don t find her funny.It was chugging along to be a 2 star read which for me means I personally didn t like it but think someone else might Two things ended up pushing me over the line to a 1 star First, she described people [...]

    22. Paige The Librarian says:

      I am pretty sure I snorted with laughter for 75% of this book The other 25% was spent wiping tears from my eyes from said laughter and trying to catch my breath before the next giggle outbreak She is very funny and relatable in a lot of different ways Her descriptions of her neurosis and life are beautifully illustrated and lighthearted while dealing with some pretty tough stuff every once in a while.

    23. Maggiendp says:

      Maybe I m too squemish, but I found some of this book gross out than humour And there were times her wit was razor sharp, then others where it just seemed mean spirited However, her story about her dogs made the whole thing worthwhile.

    24. Wendy says:

      A funny book of essays Covers everything from a sex offender moving into the neighborhood, laser hair removal to obsessively watching documentaries on parasites and tapeworms.

    25. Colette Reilly says:

      I want to go people watching with Laurie Great laugh except when I cried balled during my sons karate class.

    26. Karen says:

      Irreverant, sassy and hilarious A must read for anyone with an offbeat sense of humor.

    27. Genevieve says:

      Ehh Cute, but too short story ish without a connecting plot.

    28. Molly says:

      Absolutely hysterical collection of short stories Loved this book from cover to cover

    29. Carla says:

      Having read a few of Notaro s earlier books, I figured this would be a good mental pallet cleanser of a segue back into actual books Not as crazy out of this world as Bon Temps, but also not as serious as reading some Salman Rushdie I expected to laugh and giggle along with the idiocy that runs through her writing And as is fitting of a fellow idiot girl, it took me until the 2nd entry to realize I was not reading a novel but a collection of personal essays Duh me Once I wrapped my head around t [...]

    30. Maureen says:

      A quick read on a rainy Saturday afternoon Laughed out loud three times Other times, felt like I was reading a book of inside jokes that I wasn t a part of.

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