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The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge,…

by Laurie Notaro

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This book was just not my cup of tea. I tried to like it but while there were moments that were laugh out loud funny, there were many that were not.

I can see where there is an audiance for this book. It just wasn't me. ( )
  CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
Didn't find this one as funny as some of her other works that I have read. Some where laugh out loud funny. Her going to get the doctor for laser hair removal, her extreme fear of germs. The story about extended warranties and the repairman coming is very funny. The story for which the book is named is not however, it's road rage but I guess as title implies more of a tantrum. ( )
  ChrisWeir | Mar 22, 2016 |
I just didn't think this nearly as funny as the previous two I read by her.... Blah, blah, blah, blah was mostly what I got form it! ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
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. ( )
  ratastrophe | Jan 8, 2016 |
Pros:
* Funny
* Short chapters
* Cute doggie stories

Cons:
* I get it, you're fat
* Not so funny moments

I love Laurie Notaro's fiction, so this was an easy choice. l feel bad because I just can't off of reading Jenny Lawson's "Let's Pretend This Never Happened," and unfortunately, this just didn't hit the same highs. ( )
  ErikaWasTaken | Sep 22, 2013 |
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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 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...… (more)

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