The Potty Mouth at the Table

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The Potty Mouth at the Table

By Laurie Notaro

Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781451659399, 303pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

Description
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.


About the Author
Laurie Notaro was a reporter and columnist for "The Arizona Republic. "She is the"New York Times"bestselling author of"The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club, Autobiography of a Fat Bride, I Love Everybody and Other Atrocious Lies, We Thought You Would Be Prettier, Idiot Girls Christmas, There s a Slight Chance I Might Be Going to Hell, The Idiot Girls and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, ""Spooky Little Girl, It Looked Different on the Model, "and "The Potty Mouth at the Table". She lives in Eugene, Oregon.


Praise For The Potty Mouth at the Table

“[V]ery, very funny…Entertaining beach reading for fans of humorous, breezy essays.”

-Kirkus


"[S]mart and witty...Essay to essay, her unpredictability will keep readersenthralled and entertained. She even saves the best surprise for last. Ifyou're reading in public, be prepared to answer the question: 'What's sofunny?' "

-Jen Forbus, Jen's Book Thoughts


"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...The Potty Mouth at the Table is whip-smart, unpredictable, and hilarious. In other words, irresistibly Laurie."

-Bookhounds


"Notaro is sharp, relatable, and pithy; a dynamic combination."

-Publishers Weekly