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She thought she'd have more time. Laurie Notaro figured she had at least a few good years yet. But no---it's happened. She has officially lost her marbles. From the kid at the pet-food store checkout line whose coif is so bizarre it makes her seethe "I'm going to kick his hair's ass" to the hapless Sears customer service rep on the receiving end of her Campaign of Terror, no one is safe from Laurie's wrath. Her cranky side seems to have eaten the rest of her---inner-thigh Chub Rub and all. And the results are breathtaking. Her riffs on e-mail spam, eBay ("There should be an eBay wading pool, where you only get to bid on Precious Moments figurines and Avon products, and you have to make it through that first before jumping into the deep end"), and the perils of St. Patrick's Day ("When I'm driving, the last think I need is a herd of inebriates darting in and out of traffic like loaded chickens") are the stuff of legend. And for Laurie, it's all 100 percent true.

©2005 Laurie Notraro (P)2011 Tantor

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A hilarious look at life

As usual Laurie Notaro’s look at life is hilarious her books are just so much fun. The story of the flippy hair guy or otherwise known as the day you realize you are no longer cool and have your mother’s voice living in your head! I loved this chapter!!

There was some funny stories about her book tour where only one person showed up and what happened before she went up on stage (in the bathroom) or losing your wallet or locking yourself out are all something that would happen to me or the shopping trip with your skinny friend where you can’t find anything in your size. I think that is why I enjoy her books because I am a bit sarcastic and kind of look at life in a similar skewed view that she does!

I listened to this one on audio and Hilary Huber does a great job on the narration of these humorous books.

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Laugh out loud funny!

The author is witty and her self deprecating depictions of events leaves you wanting more.

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  • lisa
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 07-31-12

Meh... very so-so

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would make it funnier!!! Laurie is waaaay too whiny and complains waaay too much to listen to for very long!

Would you recommend We Thought You Would be Prettier to your friends? Why or why not?

Nope... It's just not very funny and it get's irritating quickly. There are some funny moments- but few and far between.

Did Hillary Huber do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

She was fine. Good whiny New York mom accent, for sure.