The Potty Mouth at the Table

The Potty Mouth at the Table

Book - 2013
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From the celebrated author best known for the Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club and described as "the funniest writer in the solar system" ( The Miami Herald ) comes a new laugh-out-loud collection of essays on rudeness.

Pinterest. Foodies. Anne Frank's underwear. New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro--rightfully hailed as "the funniest writer in the solar system" ( The Miami Herald )--spares nothing and no one, least of all herself, in this uproarious new collection of essays on rudeness. With the sardonic, self-deprecating wit that makes us all feel a little better about ourselves for identifying with her, Laurie explores her recent misadventures and explains why it's not her who is nuts, it's them (and okay, sometimes it's her too).

Whether confessing that her obsession with buying fabric has reached junior hoarder status or mistaking a friend's heinous tattoo as temporary, Laurie puts her unique spin--sometimes bizarre, always entertaining--on the many perils of modern living in a mannerless society. From shuddering at the graphic Harry Potter erotica conjured up at a writer's group to lamenting the sudden ubiquity of quinoa ("It looks like larvae no matter how you cook it"), The Potty Mouth at the Table is whip-smart, unpredictable, and hilarious. In other words, irresistibly Laurie.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781451659399
Branch Call Number: 817.6 NOT
Characteristics: viii, 303 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Pottymouth at the table


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Cynthia_N Sep 29, 2014

Funny and touching! Enjoyable fast read.

ScottNadia Dec 26, 2013

I personally did not like this book. The author tried too hard to be funny. I did not enjoy it.

Jul 20, 2013

Laurie Notaro's collections are always a laugh riot. I much prefer to her fiction attempts.

Also, I wondered how she felt about my other favorite funny author Jen Lancaster and she mentioned a recurring dream about wrestling Jen for the last Twinkie. Perfection!

Jun 17, 2013

Bahahaha, loved it like I Iove all of Laurie Notaro's short story books!! So funny.....


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Jun 21, 2013

His mouth opened and made a huge sucking noise, which I understood as "Yes, you must go and fetch the red chair before another lucky husband gets to have it blocking doorways in his house."

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