It Looked Different on the Model by Laurie Notaro
Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy

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I read this book quickly and recommend it — and her — to fans of Jen Lancaster and Valerie Frankel. If you’re looking for laugh-out-loud memoirs that remind you we really are all human, Laurie Notaro could well be your girl.
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Everyone’s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit, whether it’s in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she’s shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering a low-quality rendition of “Jingle Bells.” Notaro makes misstep after riotous misstep as she shares tales of marriage and family, including stories about the dog-bark translator that deciphers Notaro’s and her husband’s own “woofs” a little too accurately, the emails from her mother with “FWD” in the subject line (“which in email code means Forecasting World Destruction”), and the dead-of-night shopping sprees and Devil Dog–devouring monkeyshines of a creature known as “Ambien Laurie.” At every turn, Notaro’s pluck and irresistible candor set the New York Times bestselling author on a journey that’s laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable.




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About Laurie Notaro

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Laurie Notaro was born in Brooklyn, New York, then spent the remainder of her formative years in Phoenix, where she created something of a checkered past. 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, and It Looked Different on the Model. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
Published July 26, 2011 by Villard. 218 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Maggie Harding on Jul 26 2011

It's wonderful to keep Notaro's books around for those times when you need a pick-me-up and it's too early for margaritas. They're guaranteed to make you smile, chuckle or laugh out loud, depending on the depth of your misery and the sensitivity of your funny bone

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Reviewed by Heather Seggel on Aug 01 2011

No spoilers here; read for yourself, but wait half an hour after eating, lest you literally bust a gut laughing.

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Reviewed by Meg on Sep 16 2011

I read this book quickly and recommend it — and her — to fans of Jen Lancaster and Valerie Frankel. If you’re looking for laugh-out-loud memoirs that remind you we really are all human, Laurie Notaro could well be your girl.

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