Search Results: "Laurie Notaro"


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HOUSEBROKEN by Laurie Notaro
Released: July 12, 2016

"Uneven, forced humorous essays on mundane topics."
Comic and essayist Notaro (The Potty Mouth at the Table, 2013 etc.) is back with another round of commentaries on her semiscattered life. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE HORIZON by Laurie Notaro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Be prepared to hold tight as you're boosted into the cockpit for a two-day flight across the horizon. The odds of making it are against you—but what a ride!"
Three daring and determined women, inspired by Charles Lindbergh's flight, take to the skies in a risky race to be the first woman to make the dangerous trans-Atlantic flight. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2002

"Gives the impression of being scrawled during lunch hour for publication in a free local listings guide."
Perhaps intent on proving that her title is in no way hyperbolic, Arizona Republic humor columnist Notaro details the mundanities of life in such a way as to make herself and her friends appear as klutzy, inept, and alcoholic as possible. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"An uneven collection hampered by forced humor and a lack of cohesion."
Former humor columnist Notaro (Spooky Little Girl, 2010, etc.) gathers observations on the odds and ends of her transplanted life in a series of quirky domestic vignettes. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2007

"Contrived zaniness, short on plot and character."
In this fiction debut from Notaro (Autobiography of a Fat Bride, 2003, etc.), a quirky freelance writer from Arizona relocates to Spaulding, Wash., with her professor husband and enters the local "Sewer Pipe Queen" pageant to make friends. Read full book review >

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THE POTTY MOUTH AT THE TABLE by Laurie Notaro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"Entertaining beach reading for fans of humorous, breezy essays."
From comedic essayist and novelist Notaro (It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy, 2011, etc.), another compendium of humorous, heated, autobiographical tales about the minutiae of modern American life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2003

"Forced humor: not funny."
Remarkably unsuccessful attempt to amuse in a chronicle of one young woman's bumpy metamorphosis from feckless college graduate to responsible, married Arizona citizen. Read full book review >

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I'M JUST A PERSON by Tig Notaro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Forthright and private moments are revealed as a stand-up comedian uses her gift of creating laughter to overcome personal and physical disasters."
A stand-up comic and writer's year from hell. Read full book review >

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BOWLING ALLEY BANDIT by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Like triumphant Mr. Bing, Keller walks off with a 'Stiffy Stu McShiny' award for this yummy chapter-book series opener. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A bowling tournament gives the rolling raconteur introduced in the 2003 picture book Arnie the Doughnut fresh scope for wisecracks and wild misadventures. Read full book review >

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TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers will empathize as April displays spunk and resilience in addressing her mistakes and remaining true to herself. (Fiction. 11-14)"
April's much-anticipated eighth-grade year rapidly devolves into a debacle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

Carlson tucks 21 science activities, most at least slightly related to Edison's inventions, into this account of his career and times. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

An unsparing portrait of our most durable living public figure, from his experiences in campus politics through his checkered Washington career to his recent reemergence as a respected voice in international affairs. Read full book review >