The Potty Mouth at the Table
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Pinterest. Foodies. Anne Frank’s underwear. New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro—rightfully hailed as “the funniest writer in the solar system” (The Miami Herald)—spares nothing and no one, least of all herself, in this uproarious new collection of essays on rudeness. With the sardonic, self-deprecating wit that makes us all feel a little better about ourselves for identifying with her, Laurie explores her recent misadventures and explains why it’s not her who is nuts, it’s them (and okay, sometimes it’s her too).
Whether confessing that her obsession with buying fabric has reached junior hoarder status or mistaking a friend’s heinous tattoo as temporary, Laurie puts her unique spin—sometimes bizarre, always entertaining—on the many perils of modern living in a mannerless society. From shuddering at the graphic Harry Potter erotica conjured up at a writer’s group to lamenting the sudden ubiquity of quinoa (“It looks like larvae no matter how you cook it”), The Potty Mouth at the Table is whip-smart, unpredictable, and hilarious. In other words, irresistibly Laurie.
My Favorite Quotes:
"But frankly, I don't see a problem with the word 'hobo', nor do I understand why some people think it's derogatory. I believe 'hobo' to have a genteel, jaunty connotation to it; I believe it to be a jocular reference to someone who might have fallen on hard times but is making the very best go of it."
Regarding Yelpers: "I also don't know what someone who has reviewed a gas station expects from a gas station. I expect gas and to hopefully not die in a sudden explosion. If those two things happen, that's a winning experience for me."
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First line: " 'Turn that off!' I yelled to my husband from my office as soon as I heard the old-timey music broadcast from the television."
I also really liked the Edward Hopper label.