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Housebroken
Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life | Laurie Notaro
#1 New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro isn’t exactly a domestic goddess—unless that means she fully embraces her genetic hoarding predisposition, sneaks peeks at her husband’s daily journal, or has made a list of the people she wants on her Apocalypse Survival team (her husband’s not on it). Notaro chronicles her chronic misfortune in the domestic arts, including cooking, cleaning, and putting on Spanx while sweaty (which should technically qualify as an Olympic sport). Housebroken is a rollicking new collection of essays showcasing her irreverent wit and inability to feel shame. From defying nature in the quest to make her own Twinkies, to begging her new neighbors not to become urban livestock keepers, to teaching her eight-year-old nephew about hoboes, Notaro recounts her best efforts—and hilarious failures—in keeping a household inches away from being condemned. After all, home wasn’t built in a day. Praise for Laurie Notaro “Notaro is a scream, the freak-magnet of a girlfriend you can’t wait to meet for a drink to hear her latest story.”—The Plain Dealer “If Laurie Notaro’s books don’t inspire pants-wetting fits of laughter, then please consult your physician, because, clearly, your funny bone is broken.”—Jen Lancaster, author of I Regret Nothing “Hilarious, fabulously improper, and completely relatable, Notaro is the queen of funny.”—Celia Rivenbark, author of Rude Bitches Make Me Tired From the Trade Paperback edition.
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SaraFair
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If you need to laugh, and I mean laugh hard- you must read this book. It just shows that so much in the human life is the same in the United States. And it makes me think of friends I haven‘t thought of in a ling time. I can‘t wait to read more of her stuff asap, free on Overdrive.

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Aseleener
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Mehso-so

My #nonficpick for November. I didn't love this as much as I thought I would. I did audio, and I didn't care for Notaro's narration. I think it would have been better with a professional narrator. As for the content, it just wasn't that funny to me. Laurie often came across as a real jerk! I just didn't find her abrasive personality funny at all.

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TommieMarie74
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A great book of essays. I spent 90% of my time while reading this book laughing out loud. Notaro is brazen, astute, witty, and unapologetic. I‘m pretty sure she‘s my soul sister. For anyone who hasn‘t yet read a book by Notaro, go out now and immediately buy one of her books. Go now. I‘ll wait....

GypsyKat Ok, I‘m convinced! Adding this to my Audible wishlist right now! 1y
Christine Love her!! 1y
TommieMarie74 @GypsyKat Yay!! You won‘t be disappointed!! 😊 1y
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TommieMarie74
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“Don‘t waste time on books that suck.”

Elsje Yup! 1y
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TommieMarie74
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“Frankly, if I walk into your house and you don‘t have two hundred books somewhere that you haven‘t read yet, I don‘t trust you.... I barely believe you are human”

I love Laurie Notaro...hilarious, untidy, lover of books. My kind of woman. ❤️

TaciturnWhenReading ❤️❤️ 1y
CarolynM She'd love me then!😉 1y
BarbaraJean Love this. She‘d really appreciate my 300+ unread books that are in boxes downstairs, waiting to be moved to our new house this weekend! I felt a little ridiculous packing them all! 1y
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TommieMarie74 @CarolynM Me too! Lol 1y
TommieMarie74 @BarbaraJean Don‘t feel ridiculous! I have 300+ and had to move them all last year. I have so many read books too, I had to pack them separately so I wouldn‘t lose track and my dad said “what does the TBR on these boxes mean?” I said “you don‘t wanna know.” 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
BarbaraJean @TommieMarie74 Ha! I love it. I packed my TBRs separately as well... I actually apologized to the friend who was helping me pack that morning: “I‘m sorry you just packed four shelves of books I haven‘t read yet...” 😂 1y
readinginthedark I‘ve never read her because my mother-in-law likes her. 😆 But maybe I should give her a try and just not tell my mil... 1y
TommieMarie74 @readinginthedark Don‘t let your MIL take Notaro away from you. It can be our secret... the MIL doesn‘t need to know!! Notaro‘s essays are so hilarious!!! 1y
Elsje LOL, I have a whole bookcase (actually, two!) with books to be read :-) 1y
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TaciturnWhenReading
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DGRachel Great advice! 2y
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TaciturnWhenReading
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“Frankly, if I walk into your house and you DON‘T have two hundred books somewhere that you haven‘t read yet, I don‘t trust you. I don‘t want to know you as a person.” Truth!! 😂😂

Julsmarshall SAME! 2y
BookNAround Shed love me! 😂 2y
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Searching for tonight‘s read....for some reason, this is speaking to me....maybe it‘s because Laurie Notaro makes me laugh. Maybe it‘s because the title hits a bit close to home... 😏

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Jen2
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Pickpick

So freaking funny!!! Nice after a couple of heavy books.

lute Love her! 2y
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SarahK
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Pickpick

I ❤️ Laurie Notaro. If you like Jenny Lawson you're going to like Laurie Notaro as well.

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Loralie
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Pickpick

I love Laurie Notaro's books. She always makes me laugh, always. Also, in her last few books there have been heartwarming & heartbreaking things as well. I highly recommend her writing. Her novels are great too!

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Reita325
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Notaro is one of my all time favorites. She never fails to disappoint and she always sounds like she could be everyone's best friend.

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Blaire
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This collection of essays was a bit uneven, it several made me laugh out loud, which is enough for it to earn a recommendation. Plus, she made me feel neat - a difficult feat. Her essays touch on Oregon hippies, spanx, and cheese making, among other topics. (Pic from my perpetually cluttered kitchen desk).

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Blaire
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This passage on "pee rags" made me ?.

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Lucylovesreading
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Laurie Notaro is my favorite author of all time and my spirit animal. I have every one of her books (these are the ones I have with me the others are at my mothers house). She was my first foray into humor books and she set the bar very high.

Bette Pretty! 😊👍❤️💙💜 3y
Lucylovesreading @Bette Thanks! 😃 🌺 3y
Reviewsbylola I love everything about this picture! 3y
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Blair_Reads I haven't read Housebroken!! I love her so much!! 3y
Lucylovesreading @Blair_Reads I just purchased it and I haven't had a chance to read it yet 😭 3y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I don't know if I can laugh just yet, but I'm going to try and at least try to get my head into a happier place for a bit.

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Nuwanda
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Pickpick

Always love Laurie Notaro. I feel her writing has just gotten better and funnier with each book.

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BethFishReads
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Books don't count as hoarding, right?

SharonGoforth Absolutely not😊 3y
JoeStalksBeck Every room should have books! 3y
Bookgirl No way. The more books, the better 3y
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[DELETED] 2232195534 Ummm, no!! 3y
MrBook Nope, unless you consider the accumulation of ideas and testimonies hoarding 😊. 3y
missfarin Never! 3y
heatheryreads Not even close. 3y
Simona @BethFishReads Maybe - personal touch for a comfortable living space? 🙄 3y
LitHousewife I'm with @missfarin. You have to have too much of something before you're a hoarder. I've yet to see too many of those in one place. 3y
Mamashep I hope not! 3y
DebinHawaii Totally exempt! 📚📚📚📚📚 3y
Lizpixie Definitely not. I saw this episode of some crappy reality show where this idiot presenter told this poor guy that his two shelves of books were hoarding and if he'd already read them why did he want them still. Idiot. 3y
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MSliberrylady
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Long Live Laurie- may be my new favorite of hers! Read April 2016

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