An Idiot Girl's Christmas

An Idiot Girl's Christmas

True Tales From the Top of the Naughty List

Book - 2005
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It’s the most wonderful–and most dreadful–season of the year, when boxes of truffles attack your thighs, drunken holiday revelers stay long past their welcome, and your grandmother has conniptions at the department store over the price of hand lotion. Welcome to Laurie Notaro’s Christmastime.

In ten brand-new stories and three previously published favorites, Notaro shares the sidesplitting daily disasters of the holidays, like finding herself on emergency feminine product recon at midnight on Christmas Eve; surrendering to the inevitable Horrible Gift Parade by simply asking for holiday dish towels and giant white underpants from Sears; battling the morons in line at the Seventh Circle of Hell, otherwise known as the do-it-yourself craft store; and trying to live down her reputation as the Most Unfun Christmas Party Guest Ever, due to an unfortunate misunderstanding involving a fake overdose and emergency paramedics.

So whether you find yourself at the Dull and Smart Party or the Raucous and Stupid Party this holiday season, you’ll always know where to find Laurie–just follow the chocolate trail over to the cheese platter. She’ll be the one dialing the cops.

Baker & Taylor
In a compendium of essays and accounts of her misadventures, the author describes a series of Yuletide disasters and mishaps, from a Christmas tree tug-of-war with her mother to a catastrophic introduction to her future in-laws.

& Taylor

In a hilarious compendium of essays and accounts of her autobiographical misadventures and life experiences, the author of The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Guide describes a series of Yuletide disasters and mishaps, from a Christmas tree tug-of-war with her mother to a catastrophic introduction to her future in-laws. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Villard Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400064366
Characteristics: x, 142 p. ; 21 cm


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Dec 14, 2017

I enjoyed these short, Christmas-y stories. The story about the emergency run to Kmart on Christmas Eve was rather delightful ("Peppermint Fatty!") and will stay with me for awhile. I definitely recommend this collection for anyone looking for a short, humorous, holiday-themed read.

booklady413 Dec 12, 2013

Right on time for Christmas, this book is just what Santa ordered if you need a good laugh!

Dec 05, 2013

This fast read was hit or miss. It contains many short stories and the amusing ones are really funny and worth the read, even though the rest are pretty lame.

doxiemama Jul 19, 2013

This is a MUST-READ every Christmas! I love Notaro because she says things that other people think - but are too afraid to say! When I read through her books, I think, "Oh my gosh! I totally understand! I didn't know other people had that happen to them!!!"

Like her on Facebook, too...her posts will crack you up!

Dec 09, 2012

I am actually laughing out loud reading this. Not chortling, not noting something that's supposed to be funny, not even giggling. Cracking up laughing out loud before I knew it. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an irreverent Christmas-themed memoir set in middle America.

Jun 30, 2011

I'm so hooked by Notaro and her books-making my way through all her books and I can't wait for more!!!


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