It Looked Different on the Model

It Looked Different on the Model

Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy

eBook - 2011
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Everyone's favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit, whether it's in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she's shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering a low-quality rendition of "Jingle Bells." Notaro makes misstep after riotous misstep as she shares tales of marriage and family, including stories about the dog-bark translator that deciphers Notaro's and her husband's own "woofs" a little too accurately, the emails from her mother with "FWD" in the subject line ("which in email code means Forecasting World Destruction"), and the dead-of-night shopping sprees and Devil Dog-devouring monkeyshines of a creature known as "Ambien Laurie." At every turn, Notaro's pluck and irresistible candor set the "New York Times" bestselling author on a journey that's laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable. --Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Villard Trade Paperbacks, c2011.
ISBN: 9780345526311
Characteristics: 1 online resource (218 p.)
Subjects: Notaro, Laurie.
American wit and humor.
Humorists, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Young women -- Humor.
Wit and humor.
Electronic books.


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Aug 06, 2012

I think if she has embellished it a bit, it's okay, because it's a story. Stories get like that. However, having been a city girl visiting a small town, I think it is all completely believable.

bookfanatic1979 Jul 28, 2012

Finally, someone who appears to be even more stupid than I can be. I wasn’t nearly as entertained by Laurie’s exploits as some, mostly because I have a hard time believing anyone can be that unlucky that often. Either Notaro’s indulged in a wee bit of embellishment (not that there’s anything wrong with that, cuz we’ve all done it) or she completely deserves the title Idiot Girl.

LocketLibrarian Aug 12, 2011

Notaro is yet again in fine form. I think she might be my alter-ego.


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