Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood

Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood[Reading] ➽ Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood By Laurie Notaro – The author of the New York Times bestseller The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club tackles her biggest challenge yet grown up lifeIn Autobiography of a Fat Bride Laurie Notaro tries painfully to mak The author of the New a Fat Kindle Ï York Times bestseller The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club tackles her biggest challenge yet grown up lifeIn Autobiography of a Fat Bride Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all night partyer and bar stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air conditioning Laurie finds grown up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth as she meets Mr Right moves in settles down and crosses the toe stubbing threshold of matrimony From her mother's grade school warning to avoid kids in Autobiography of PDF \ tie dyed shirts because their hippie parents spent their food money on drugs and art supplies; to her night before the wedding panic over whether her religion is the one where you step on the glass; to her unfortunate overpreparation for the mandatory drug screening urine test at work; to her audition as a Playboy centerfold as research for a newspaper story Autobiography of a Fat Bride has the same zits and all candor and outrageous humor that made Idiot Girls an instant cult phenomenon In Autobiography of a Fat Bride Laurie of a Fat eBook ´ contemplates family home improvement and of a Fat Bride: True PDF/EPUB or the horrible tyrannies of cosmetic saleswomen She finds that life doesn't necessarily get any easier as you get older But it does get funnier.

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Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend
  • Paperback
  • 257 pages
  • Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood
  • Laurie Notaro
  • English
  • 21 February 2014
  • 9780375760921

10 thoughts on “Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood

  1. Carina says:

    Meg Laurie's coworker said after Laurie came in distraught over her gynecologist calling her fat I have a nice story to tell you There was a chubby girl in my class and she used to get made fun of all the time Then one day she said something that I'll never forget She turned around and told the skinny girls who were making fun of her 'I'd rather be a happy Magic Marker than a toothpick with boogers on it'Oh my GodWho is the Magic Marker in this scenario? I asked I'm the Sharpie aren't I Meg? I am the Sharpie and you and Laura are the toothpicks huh?Troy's a happy Magic Marker too Meg offeredThis method of consoling however rarely works Because you know what happens when you tell a fat person they're FAT? Well they get sad and then they eat a cookie They get sad and then they eat a doughnut They get sad and then they eat a pizza And then the next day after you've called them fat because you love them and want them to get healthy THEY'RE FATTER If you want a chunky to gain some skinny ground tell them they look nice Tell them they look slimmer despite the obvious bad choice of the horizontal stripe capri pants Give them something to work with something to build on

  2. Crystal says:

    I've tried to read two of Laurie Notaro's books because I love funnywryawesome memoirs but I just can't deal with her over exaggeration and her endless ways to call herself fat and gross Body snarking gets old fast with meEach one of my hips has shelf space than my refrigerator and freezer combinedI'm in the body of a white hairless gorillaI hadn't tinkled since the night before and my bladder felt as heavy and big as a watermelonI felt my fat and particularly my two most prominent abdominal tubes bounce up and downI caught a really strong whiff of a Jewish deli and realized it was coming from my right armpitCharmed I'm sure

  3. Brianne says:

    I just hated this book It seemed like the author just sat down and said I am going to write a funny self deprecating book and then used that humor as a club to beat the reader with on every page It's a 257 page definition of trying too hardThis may just be me nit picking about semantics but the constant And then I said 'Blah blah blah whatever I said' to his parents at Christmas dinner and no you did not There is no possible way that the author is going through life literally verbalizing the things that she places within uotation marks to everyone that she meets I realize that that particular method of writing is kind of a staple of stand up comedy and if this had been directly labelled as humor I might have been willing to let it slide but it's considered a memoir To me there's sometimes humor and subtlety in the gap between what you want to say to the cashier at Home Depot and what you actually say out of a sense of social appropriateness And yet Nearly every single page brought another outrageous uote Trying Too Hard

  4. Amy says:

    I gave this sorry piece of literature two stars on because I was feeling generous but that moment has passed If this chick can get a book deal then so can I I kept reading because I am a hopeless optimist Honestly I lie I kept reading because I hate to give up on anything The book did have a few funny parts but it seemed like an overblown exaggeration by a slacker who can't hold down a real job We learn early on that she thinks hippies are dirty but she goes on to describe her dreadlocks being fired from jobs not cleaning house working somewhere that a bra was not reuired UhhhmmmSounds suspiciously like a dirty hippie to me I found the jokes about her weight Alzheimer's cancer to be appalling Perhaps I'm just too old mature to be reading satire This book left a bad taste in my mouth I don't recommend it even if you run across it in a free bin at your local library

  5. Toni Tortorello-Allaway says:

    I loved this book I knew nothing about Laurie Notaro nor had I read anything of hers before But I thought it looked funny so I got it from my library First her writing is hilarious She writes in such a way that I feel as if I'm sitting with her having a conversation over dinner or coffee The analogies were so funny creative that I had to highlight make note of the ones that had me laughing out loud I marked something in every chapter literally Like I said I knew nothing of Ms Notaro before reading this book but uickly found out how many similarities we have being from an Italian family I too could write a book about the all crazy things my mom has said done Some were VERY similar to Laurie's mom her stories were hilarious I'm glad she chose to share them with us There was no disrespect in fact you can feel the love she has for her mother through her stories The love for her grandparents was touching endearing Having been so close to mine cherishing the time I had with them I was touched by the ones Laurie shared especially the Nancy Sinatra one That was fabulous Frank Sinatra meant a lot to my family too and I'm so glad she ended her book with that story Overall this was a fun fast read I'm glad I went out on a limb to read it Ms Notaro does not disappoint I can't wait to read of her books

  6. Leah K says:

    I absolutely adore Laurie Notaro This is the third book I have read from her and she has not disappointed me yet Spanning from her early days of dating to her life of marriage this book left me smiling and laughing Not because her stories are over the top antics but because I can relate to them so much This may be my favorite memoir from her so far Her constant moments of “wait was I supposed to become an adult at some point?” her sarcasm and her wit left me unable to put down this book I have wondered how incredibly awesome it would be to hang out with this essayist and the other humorist essayist Jen Lancaster My amusement would never end I have a feeling A fun uick read and very enjoyable

  7. Candi says:

    This is my favorite Laurie Notaro book so far Notaro is simply hilarious writing personal essays about her life that will make many women including me laugh in embarrassed recognition There are so many YES I've been there moments Comparisons with David Sedaris are inevitable although really the main similarity is simply that both are funny enough that they cause rib pain I think this might be my favorite simply for the author's photo which shows Ms Notaro in her wedding dress but no longer holding in her stomach with her mouth full of cake

  8. Ciara says:

    this wasn't great literature but it was far superior to the execrable i love everybody i have made it pretty clear in other reviews that i am not a big laurie notaro fan but when it's sitting on the free rack at a library book sale what have i got to lose? i mean it took me about twenty minutes to tear through it i am extremely dubious about the story that involves her diapers clad nephew getting his first boner i don't really think it's physically possible for children that young to get boners notaro is adamantly child free so i guess she wouldn't know but it still bugged the shit out of me as did all the shit about weight gain shaving etc etc which i think is supposed to be funny because oh look laurie thinks all that stuff is a pain in the ass but she still buys into it to some degree it bugs me to read about itshe writes in her author bio that this is miraculously her second book i couldn't agree bazooka joe chewing gum wrappers have made me laugh harder reading about someone else's wedding will never be interesting even if you get drunk kick the videographer out twenty minutes before the reception is over that's not bad assery in action; it's just drunken passive aggression

  9. Jessica says:

    I found this book to be absolutely hysterical so much so that I was laughing so hard while reading it the bed was shaking The book is memoirs from the author during the time she's dating her future husband their wedding and when they're first married I find her writing style to be absolutely a riot but what appeals to me may not appeal to everyone She's very self deprecating and there's a lot of potty humor Think farts and poop Maybe that sort of humor is my level but I do find her clever When she realizes that her boyfriend may be the last Good Guy in existance she worries that he'll leave her for someone prettier and smarter so she keeps him in a constant state of inebriation so he won't realize what she thinks she really looks like and in between uses her super power of frying cutlets to win his love through his stomach Or the day she gets engaged she gets a call that her ex boyfriend has gonnorhea and when she's at her gynecologist getting checked out the doctor spends the entire time telling her how fat she is Okay doesn't sound that funny when I tell it but when she writes it trust me you'll shake the bed laughing I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this author's books

  10. Meg says:

    I'm busy with school these days so my luxury reading time is limited Generally I have my nose in a textbook Because my goof off time is so rare and often disjointed snatches of time here and there over a period of months I need a luxury read I can easily pick up and put down This book fit the bill Each installment is meant to stand alone and is a small window into Notaro's wacky wonderful weird and highly amusing world This book had me crying from laughter at one point She is an author that sees the world like I do so I thoroughly enjoy her perspective on things I only gave it 4 stars for this reason I felt one or two of the installments were a bit forced Also if you are someone who is going through a sincerely big crisis in your life you may find her griping and laughing about the ridiculous little inconveniences in life a bit annoying Personally I thought they were hilarious and I even had my co workers doubled over laughing at the few passages So if you're up for some giggles pick up this book and enjoy

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