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The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death Reflections on Revenge Germophobia and Laser Hair Removal
Author: 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 th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812975741
ISBN-10: 081297574X
Publication Date: 4/28/2009
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Villard
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal on + 1123 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
A book of excess--too silly, too pointless, too artificial. Notaro has an admirably quick wit, and is queen of the (sometimes unsaid) snappy comeback, but the humor was too edged, and too edgy, to be enjoyable to me.
reviewed The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal on + 59 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Let me preface this by saying I'm a HUGE fan of this author, and have loved all her previous Idiot Girl essay books. In fact, they are some of the few books that have earned "keeper" status - I don't swap them. This book did NOT disappoint.

HILARIOUS!! I was laughing out loud throughout, and I think I actually snort-laughed at one point even. The essay on "It's all good" was so so funny - I'm laughing again just thinking about it. The story of her adventures on a cruise ship - priceless! I could really relate to the whitewater rafting trip. I must be an idiot girl, because the author feels like a good friend to me. :)

I stayed up all night (despite the fact that I had to be up at 6am for work, even!) reading this, because I could not put it down. Highly recommended! :) Can't wait for her next essay book!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first of Laurie Notaro's books that I have read. I was hoping I'd like it, since I'm a big fan of Jen Lancaster's style. I was not disappointed. I really liked it, and I even caught myself laughing out loud at times.

Her stories are hilarious, relate-able, and well written. She writes what we all experience, and makes it funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this author, but did not love this book. There was only one essay that I actually laughed out loud. I think she try's too hard in this book. Sorry gals, but this one is returning to the store.
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