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The Potty Mouth at the Table

The Potty Mouth at the Table

ISBN: 1451659393

Title: The Potty Mouth at the Table

Author: Laurie Notaro

KDL Description:


A wonderfully funny read, this compilation of the author’s life stories are an absolute riot! She has such an amazing sense of humor and I couldn’t get enough of her hilarious views on things like Pinterest or people who use the word “mouth-feel” to describe food. She really gives David Sedaris a run for his money!
—Emmy at KDL’s Cascade Township branch

Amazon Description:

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.