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The idiot girl and the flaming tantrum of death: reflections on revenge, germophobia, and laser hair removal

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The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club" returns with her first collection of all new essays and personal observations in three years--and her funniest yet.
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Grouping Titleidiot girl and the flaming tantrum of death reflections on revenge germophobia and laser hair removal
Grouping Authorlaurie notaro
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display_descriptionNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Laurie Notaro has an uncanny ability to attract insanity—and leave readers doubled over with laughter. Need proof? Check out The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death and try not to bust a gut.
Join Notaro as she experiences the popular phenomenon of laser hair removal (because at least one of her chins should be stubble-free); bemoans the scourge of the Open Mouth Coughers on America's airplanes and in similarly congested areas; welcomes the newest ex-con (yay, a sex offender!) to her neighborhood; and watches, against her own better judgment, every Discovery Health Channel special on parasites and tapeworms that has ever aired—resulting in an overwhelming fear that a worm the size of a python will soon come a-knocking on her back door.
In Notaro's world, strangers are stranger than fiction. One must always check the hotel bathroom for hobo hairs and consciously remember not to stare at old men with giant man-boobies. And then there are the lessons she has learned the hard way: Though it may seem like a good idea, it's best not to hire a tweaked-out homeless guy to clean up your yard.
The Plain Dealer says that Laurie Notaro is "a scream, the freak-magnet of a girlfriend you can't wait to meet for a drink to hear her latest story." With The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, Notaro proves she's not only funny but resigned to the fact that you can't look bad ass in a Prius. Don't even try.
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subject_facetHumorists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Notaro, Laurie
Young women -- Humor
title_displayThe idiot girl and the flaming tantrum of death : reflections on revenge, germophobia, and laser hair removal
title_fullThe Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal
The idiot girl and the flaming tantrum of death : reflections on revenge, germophobia, and laser hair removal / Laurie Notaro
title_shortThe idiot girl and the flaming tantrum of death
title_subreflections on revenge, germophobia, and laser hair removal
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Family & Relationships
Humor (Nonfiction)
Humorists, American
Notaro, Laurie
Young women