The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club

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Villard Books, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 225 pages
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“I’ve changed a bit since high school. Back then I said no to using and selling drugs. I washed on a normal basis and still had good credit.”

Introducing Laurie Notaro, the leader of the Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club. Every day she fearlessly rises from bed to defeat the evil machinations of dolts, dimwits, and creepy boyfriends—and that’s before she even puts on a bra.

For the past ten years, Notaro has been entertaining Phoenix newspaper readers with her wildly amusing autobiographical exploits and unique life experiences. She writes about a world of hourly-wage jobs that require absolutely no skills, a mother who hands down judgments more forcefully than anyone seated on the Supreme Court, horrific high school reunions, and hangovers that leave her surprised that she woke up in the first place.

The misadventures of Laurie and her fellow Idiot Girls (“too cool to be in the Smart Group”) unfold in a world that everyone will recognize but no one has ever described so hilariously. She delivers the goods: life as we all know it.

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Pee your pants funny

User Review  - alicat674 - Borders

Pros: funny, easy to read Cons: NO CONS!! This book is probably one of the funniest books I have ever read. The first story alone sounded like one of my first dates!! I could relate to just about ... Read full review

Idiot Girls of the World Unite!

User Review  - Kim F - Borders

We've all been there. That moment when the universe decides that things are going far to well, that we are not as awesome as we think we are and that's when it strikes and we become THAT girl. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Laurie Notaro is a humor columnist for the Arizona Republic at She has been fired from seven jobs (possibly eight) and lives with her first husband and pets (two dogs--a miniature Wookie and a lab that makes doody in her sleep--and a cat with no teeth) in the hot, dry dust bowl of Phoenix, Arizona. The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club is her first book.

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