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Book #43 - The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death

#43 - The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal by Laurie Notaro (2008, 218 pages)

Laurie Notaro is back...along with her infamous mayhem.

For those who are not familiar with Notaro, she is a writer of hilariously traumatizing personal essays, much in the same vein as David Sedaris and Jen Lancaster. And in her sixth book of essays (one of her seven books was a funny fictional tale I wholeheartedly recommend), Notaro is clearly up to her usual shenanigans.

The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death is a collection 18 stories that will leave readers doubled over in laughter. She covers everything from the trauma of putting her house up on the market and the sex offender down the street to tape worms and bird poo. What helps these stories is Notaro's sardonic way of telling things and the tangents she uses to prove her point. It's what keeps me reading and giggling and why I always enjoy her books when I need some cheering up, which is why this books gets a hysterical four out of five flaming tantrums of death.

Total Books Read: 43 / 50 (86 percent)
Total Pages Read: 12,310 / 15,000 (82 percent)

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