I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies): True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl
I Love Everybody True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl - and Other Atrocious Lies Author:Laurie Notaro Here are more scathingly funny tales from the wild side! Laurie Notaro survived the debauched ride of her twenties and the bumpy road to matrimony. Now she’s ready to take on the thirtysomething years . . . and almost middle age has never been more hilarious. — Laurie is married, mortgaged, and now -- miraculously -- employed in t... more »he corporate world, discovering that bosses come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of mental stability. After maxing out her last good credit card at Banana Republic, she’s dressed for success and ready to face the jungle: surviving feral, six-foot-plus Gretchen (“Three Thousand Faces of Eve”) before battling the overbearing, overstuffed (in way-too-small pants) new mom Suzzi, who ruthlessly cancels Laurie’s newspaper column and learns that payback can be a bitch. Laurie also explores the backstabbing world of preschoolers at a Halloween party, the X-rated madness of a family trip to Disneyland, and the pressure from her QVC-addicted mother and the rest of the world to reproduce. But while losing more friends to babies than to booze, she realizes there’s a plus side: at least for a couple of months she gets to be the thinner friend.
I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) is Laurie Notaro at her deliciously quirky best. Can a woman prone to what her loved ones might term “meltdowns” (she considers them “Opportunities to Enlighten”) put a smile on her face and love everybody? Take a guess.« less
Typical Notaro humor. You either love her or hate her. Personally I love her! This one made me laugh just as much as her first book did. She doesn't seem to be losing steam and I hope she keeps writing more books!
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Humorous Memoir/Essays: Funniest books I've ever read. I laughed at loud until people thought I needed help. It might be picked on by others for technical reasons, but it's perfect to me. Great for young women who shun girly chick lit, but I bet all women can identify with these stories of embarrassing school moments, humiliating adult moments, and sarcastic outrage at the too skinny too pretty too perfect people. Or too dumb. You have a tendancy to put your foot in your mouth a lot? This will make you feel WAY better about those painful memories. This is the second in a continuing series, first is The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club, after this one is Autobiography of a Fat Bride and then We Thought You Would Be Prettier.
Now I know what side-splitting laughter is. Many of the stories made me laugh so hard I pulled something or wheezed and gasped for air. One or two essays I thought should've been excluded from the book as pointless and not funny. Overall, if you liked "Idiot Girls", this one will not disappoint.