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Book: We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
Start Date: 05/30/05
End Date: 07/07/05

This is the 4th Notaro book I’ve read and I think this officially moves me into the comfortable stage of my relationship with this author. Her first book, The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club, had me in stitches. I found everything she said to be extremely funny, much like you do in the beginning stages of any relationship. She was sharp, witty and, if memory serves, could do no wrong in her storytelling. With this book, she’s still got a knack for storytelling. In fact, I’m still amazed at how carefully she crafts a story, how just when I think she’s headed off on a tangent, she brings the story back around and ends it just the right way. But there are parts of some stories that I’ve ‘heard’ before, during these times I find myself zoning out, nodding along and murmuring occasional “uh-hums” so she doesn’t become irritated by the fact that I’m not paying attention. We’ve gotten to that point where I feel okay in taking short-cuts because I know where we’re heading. This isn’t by any means a bad thing. Sometimes you crave the quiet and comfortable and you needn’t fear dozing off. In my opinion that’s still a pretty damn good read. 

Posted on 07/07 at 11:04 AM


How is this book?  I like the title but it seems dangerously like it would be chick lit.

Posted by Meredith  on  06/22  at  12:50 PM

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