In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-night partyer and bar-stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air conditioning. Laurie finds grown-up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-stubbing threshold of matrimony. From her mother's grade-school warning to avoid kids in tie-died shirts because their hippie parents spent their food money on drugs and art supplies; to her night-before-the-wedding panic over whether her religion is the one where you step on the glass; to her unfortunate overpreparation for the mandatory drug-screening urine test at work; to her audition as a Playboy centerfold as research for a newspaper story, Autobiography of a Fat Bride has the same candor and outrageous humor that made Idiot Girls an instant cult phenomenon.
©2003 Laurie Notaro (P)2011 Tantor
"A tongue-in-cheek account of love and marriage." (Library Journal)
Laurie Notaro does it again! So many great chapters! The one about buying a new bra was so hilarious! And can you imagine your gynecologist calling you fat and other disparaging remarks. Laurie actually finds a man who loves her despite all her faults AND possible scary things associated with her past. Oh her poor husband he puts up with a lot from her you just have to have sympathy for him, especially the toothbrush incident.
These books are so much fun and I don’t care if I look like a crazy person listening to these and laughing out loud I need the laughs.
Hillary Huber’s narration is really great, her timing on all the great stories that Laurie has written is just spot on!
“Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.” ― Dean Koontz
I almost never rate an audio book unless I loved it. Audio books can be tricky because if I don't like it, it's hard for me to tell if it's the book that I don't like, or the reader. But for whatever the reason, I didn't like or relate to any of the characters accept Nanna. She was adorable. But I loathed the main character. I found her completely unlikable. Always complaining. whining and generally miserable to be around.
Some of the stories seemed like they weren't fully fleshed out. As if she just had a word count to meet.
Maybe it would have been better with a different reader.
The only redeeming character in the book, for me, was Nanna. She was adorable. I enjoyed the stories where she was featured.
So many people seemed to have loved this book, that I feel like I should give the author at least 1 more try. Maybe I'll just get another one on kindle, so I can tell if it's really her I don't like or just the way the reader presented her.
I listen to my books usually when I'm driving, exercising, or when I'm doing housework. Many times people looked at me as if I was insane, when I laughed out aloud. My family kept asking what was I listening to?..
Enjoyed it tremendously... even before I finished it, I was ordering another of Notaro's books.
A five star book...and two thumbs up.
yes, I love the refreshing relateable stories.
Her last story about meeting a celebrity on a plane was very sweet and hilarious. likely my favorite.
i have never listened to any of her stuff before.
It was hilarious the wholeway through.
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