The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life

by Laurie Notaro | Humor |
ISBN: 0375760911 Global Overview for this book
Registered by PepsiGal1970 of Upper Arlington, Ohio USA on 5/11/2007
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21 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by PepsiGal1970 from Upper Arlington, Ohio USA on Friday, May 11, 2007
Absosmurfly hilarious! I laughed so hard while reading it on the train that three, THREE, women stopped to find out what book I had.

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I am sending this book to BethanieKayM to be included in a Humor Box for her sister.

My first-ever RABCK!

Journal Entry 3 by wingBethanieKaywing from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Monday, May 21, 2007
Received this today from PepsiGal1970 .. thanks SO much! This is a friggin hysterical book, and I plan to add it to a humor bookbox that my sister and I are putting together.

Thanks for sharing! :)

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Sending book to my sister, Moody-Blue, to be included in a humor bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by Moody-Blue from Montrose, Colorado USA on Thursday, May 31, 2007
Received for inclusion in an upcoming bookbox. Listing it as Avail 'til then though, in case someone has a burning desire to read it!

Journal Entry 6 by Moody-Blue from Montrose, Colorado USA on Saturday, June 09, 2007
I have my own copy of this that I can put in the bookbox, so I'm sending this to GrizzlyGirl in trade.

This is Laurie Notaro's first book, and I'm sure glad it wasn't the first of hers that I read! It's about years around her college graduation and involves a few major themes - drinking, smoking, drugs, pubic hair, violent disgusting emissions from both ends of human and animal bodies - absolutely none of which I find funny.

I wanted to stop reading, but felt wrong about giving a bad review to a book I didn't completely read... Then, in consecutive sentences, she professes love for Greg Almann and slams my favorite band Journey. Minus one star. She mentions Phoenix's Sheriff Joe Arpayo, but gives no context. A missed opportunity for a funny story, so I'm disappointed. THEN there's the scene with the dead cat she and a friend made a marionette out of. That's it, I'm done.

Journal Entry 7 by GrizzlyGirl from Fraser, Michigan USA on Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Really looking forward to reading this one, as I just finished another one of her books, Autobiography of a Fat Bride.

Journal Entry 8 by GrizzlyGirl from Fraser, Michigan USA on Monday, October 08, 2007
I LOVE Laurie Notaro! Freakin hilarious!!

Journal Entry 9 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Sunday, October 14, 2007
I received this yesterday. I can't wait to read it. I'll be sure to read it and pass it along quickly.

I haven't made it to the post office to send you the trade yet, but I have it ready to go. I'll probably send it out this week.

Journal Entry 10 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I finished this tonight.

I didn't know what to expect going into this book. I just thought the title was cute and thought it sounded funny.

I think I would enjoy her humor more in smaller quantities. A whole book of it was a little much. I didn't think most of it was funny, but it had its moments.

Here's a part I liked:

So then she made me enter the names of all the dead dogs we've ever had, like Bambi, Pookie, Ginger, and Brandy. "This is dangerous, Mom. You've been subconsciously naming your pets after strippers," I said, but she just ignored me. "You'll be a pervert magnet." -- page 206

I'm going to include this in round 2 of my X Chromosome Bookbox.

Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 11 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Wednesday, November 07, 2007
This is going out in my X Chromosome Box tomorrow.

Journal Entry 12 by KarmelK from Jerome, Michigan USA on Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Taking this out of the X-Box.

Edited 1/16/08 This is Going in JennyC1230's Romance Box.

Journal Entry 13 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Got this from the Romance Bookbox. I like this author. I read this book in a bookring and loved it! We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive by: Laura Notaro. Can’t wait to read this one! Thanks KarmelK!


Journal Entry 14 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, February 21, 2008
This is an Open International Bookray/Ray it Forward for The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by: Laurie Notaro. The participant list may change so always check here before sending.

1. When you receive book, please make a journal entry.
2. PM the next person on the list for their address. (Always check to make sure the list hasn’t changed.) Make sure the person is able to take the book.
3. After you read the book, tell us what you thought of the book.
4. Send the person before you a PM and they will mail the next book to you.
5. When you mail the book, make another journal entry to let us know.
6. Try to keep the book for only a month. If you are having trouble please PM me or e-mail me.: j.chaban@comcast.net.
7. If you see anyone on this list who is a known staller of bookrings please let me know that too!
8. At the end the book will come back to me, so if you are the last on the list, let me know and you can send back to me.
9. Most importantly have fun and enjoy the book!! Thank you!

JennyC1230

Participants:

1. Lumbermoose (Georgia)
2. classicfox/US only (Ohio)
3. NMReader/US preferred (New Mexico)
4. cartergirl97/US only (Michigan)
5. FarheenAltaf/Intl. (Pennsylvania)
6. Shelly3110/Intl. (Australia)
7. PatriciaLeao/Intl. (Portugal)
8. solskinn/Europe pref. (Austria)
9. chich/Intl. (France)
10. AgnesXNitt/Europe (UK)
11. piolha/Intl. (Portugal)
12. 300dogs/US pref. (New Jersey)
13. sunfi/Intl. (Ohio)
14. Supertalya/Intl. (US. APO)



Last person continue the Bookray or Ray it Forward to another bookcrosser!

This book seems to be lost in the mail so I will send a replacement copy to HunterRyu to get it moving again.

The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club - Replacement Copy

bibounde (France) - Skipped due to no response!*
WithoutWings - skipped/overwhelmed by bookrings
Queniene - Skipped due to no response!*

Journal Entry 15 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, March 28, 2008
This book was so funny! I like the way she looks at things in life, I really enjoyed it. My husband heard me laughing so much that now he wants to read it, so when he is done then I will send to Classicfox. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 16 by Lumbermoose from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Sunday, March 30, 2008
So I was going to quietly read this one today and then give it back to JennyC for her Bookring, but I see that she made it official and added me to the list. I read this book today - basically, so the guys at work wouldn't give me any grief. My wife was laughing so hard while she read this that I had to find out what was so funny. I thought it was hilarious! Laurie is "just one of the guys" as far as I'm concerned.

Passing back to Jenny for her Bookring.

Journal Entry 17 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, April 03, 2008
Mailed to classicfox on April 3rd. Via 1st Class Mail: Delivery Confirmation #03070020000022364795

Happy Travels Little Book!


Journal Entry 18 by classicfox on Monday, April 07, 2008
Arrived safe and sound (and quickly) today! Will start reading tonight. Thanks so much JennyC1230 for including me in this ring. :)

Journal Entry 19 by classicfox on Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Hmmmm, well...although I'm glad I read this because I won't rest until I've read all of Laurie's books (lol), I have to say I was disappointed. While mildly amusing, it certainly didn't make me laugh out loud although it did get a chuckle or two out of me. I thought WE THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE PRETTIER hysterical but maybe her books get better after this one; this one being her first. I feel badly giving her a so-so review but gotta be honest. There are two more of hers to read so I'm still a fan at this point. THANK YOU for including me in this ring! Got NMReader's addy who responded right away and this will start making its way to her tomorrow. Happy reading all!

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The Idiot Girls are on their way via first class to NMReader for their next adventure!

Journal Entry 21 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Thursday, April 24, 2008
It has arrived and I am looking forward to reading

Journal Entry 22 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, June 02, 2008
This was wonderfully relaxing to read.

I finished on a flight home yesterday. I laughed outloud in places.

Thanks for letting me participate.

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The book is in the envelope with the required stamps. I will drop it in the mailbox in a few minutes.

Journal Entry 24 by cartergirl97 from New Haven, Michigan USA on Monday, June 09, 2008
Just recieved the book. Looking forward to reading it. :)

Journal Entry 25 by cartergirl97 from New Haven, Michigan USA on Thursday, June 12, 2008
Well, it was funny in parts, but there were other parts that really dragged in my opinion. I am glad I read it, hopefully the next person will enjoy it more though.

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Being mailed today!

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Have a great day and may you always have a good book to read and great friends to share it with!

Journal Entry 27 by FarheenAltaf from Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, June 22, 2008
Received it this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

I loved the book. Loads of laugh out moments, a perfect beach read.

On its way to Shelly3110 in Australia.

Journal Entry 28 by Shelly3110 from Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Monday, August 04, 2008
The book arrived safely in Australia today. I will be starting it immediately. Looks like a fun read, just what I'm in the mood for right now.

8/8/08 - A fun, quick read. I think I'm a bit of an idiot girl. Looking forward to reading any other Laurie Notaro books I can get my hands on.

I have PM'd bibounde for address so I can get this book in the mail ASAP, awaiting reply.

Journal Entry 29 by Shelly3110 from Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, August 17, 2008
No reply from messages to bibounde. I posted it off this morning to PatriciaLeao in Portugal as she is next on the list. Hope she enjoys it as much as I did. Thanks Jenny for sharing :-).

Journal Entry 30 by PatriciaLeao on Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Hello!

It has arrived. Thanks for this oportunity.
Will start reading next week.

C U!

Journal Entry 31 by PatriciaLeao on Friday, November 14, 2008
I'm sorry for took so long time to read the book. :S

I've all ready read the book some weeks ago...but I allmost forget to do it the JE. So sorry.
I've all ready send a pm to solskinn.
If she give me today her mail adress. I send right away.

I like a lot the book. Thanks for the opportunity.
And one more time so sorry for the looooonnnngggg time i take.

Journal Entry 32 by wolkenklang on Thursday, November 20, 2008
The mailman just delivered this, and I am looking forward to reading it big time! Thank you for sending it to me, Patricia, and thanks for raying it, Jenny!

Journal Entry 33 by wolkenklang on Monday, December 15, 2008
This was definitely this year's most hilarious read! Highly recommended to everyone who wants to read just how life is when not watched through rose-colored glasses.

I guess I am an idiot girl myself :-D

Thanks again for sharing, Jenny. I'm going to read every other book by Laurie Notaro too, that's for sure.

Journal Entry 34 by wolkenklang at BookRing, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Monday, December 15, 2008

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Off to chich in France! Happy reading and Merry X-Mas!

Journal Entry 35 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, December 22, 2008
Image hosting by Photobucket Book received today, thanks so much for passing it on solskinn! And thanks for starting this ring JennyC1230 :o)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

Journal Entry 36 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, December 29, 2008
I had no idea what this book was about when I joined the ring, I just thought it sounded funny and liked the title. Well it turns out I didn't find this book funny at all and actually rarely smiled while reading. I don't know, I might not have been in the mood for this...

Thanks for sharing JennyC1230!

I've already PMed AgnesXNitt and will send her the book as soon as she confirms her address.

Journal Entry 37 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Book sent to AgnesXNitt today, enjoy!



Entry #54 for the 2008 Keep Them Moving Challenge

Journal Entry 38 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 04, 2009
Received in the post on Saturday 3rd January - what a great way to start the new year :)
Thanks for hosting this ring JennyC1230 and thanks to Chich for posting on - yay Facebook Bookcrossing hookups too!
Looking forward to this one, as I was very kindly sent a RABCK of another of her books 'We Thought You Would Be Prettier' by a BXer when I was having a tough time last autumn and it cheered me considerably!

Journal Entry 39 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 05, 2009
Oh My Goodness - another fantasic laugh out loud book from Ms Notaro! I read this throughout Sunday 4th January, laughing at some highly inappropriate moments while my parents were talking to our guests for Sunday lunch :S She is so funny! I really, really, really enjoyed this book and if I haven't already added the rest of her works to my wishlist, I will be doing so *immediately*! Although I have never been drunk (no, *really* I haven't, and no one ever believes me!) I have seen and assisted enough drunk friends and colleagues to know what she is talking about. And that mad room of hers that is a dumping ground! And visiting the doctor with no underwear below the plimsoll line because her dogs ate it all and she can't be doing buying more that led to her inadvertantly flashing her doctor!! And her 'Well Woman' check with the freezing cold medical instrument that turned into a group activity! And her memories of being told about her 'blossiming' time by a very scary and unforgiving teacher who ordered her charges to 'use the belt!!!' as she swears that self adhesive panty liners etc are 'just a fad' and won't last! So very funny, a bit gross in parts but really, despite her claims of being 'dumb', Ms Notaro seems to have a good time doing whatever she feels like doing :) The incident of picking her drunken and half naked female friend off a strangers front garden, pouring her back in her bra and picking gravel off her back reminds me strangely of an incident with a friend of mine at Butlin's Minehead many moons ago...
PM'ing piolha in Portugal for her addy today.
Thank you so much again for hosting this marvellous ring Jenny - much appreciated!

Journal Entry 40 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Sandra in Portugal was particularly quick in sending me her addy so I will post this off tomorrow (Half Day Closing on a Wednesday for the Post Office continues here in the UK).
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 41 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 09, 2009
Now en-croute to Portugal :)

Journal Entry 42 by piolha on Thursday, January 15, 2009
Received. Thank you AgnesXNitt!
And thanks for the lovely postcard!! :))

As I can see by the comments, this book is very funny so I hope to love reading it too!!

Journal Entry 43 by piolha on Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Finished!! I loved the book!!! There are so many funny stories!!!
I can't believe that all this really happened!! I loved particularly the “adventures” with her neighbor Angela…too funny!!!

Thanks for sharing this book Jenny!!

Ready to be sent for a long journey to 300dogs...

Journal Entry 44 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Friday, March 06, 2009
Arrived safely in yesterday's mail. I read We Thought You Would Be Prettier and loved it! I am looking forward to laughing out loud again while reading this one too! I have a few rings ahead of this but will get to it asap. Thanks!

Journal Entry 45 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Monday, March 30, 2009
This was a funny and quick read. Some parts were better than others but still enjoyable. Thanks to PepsiGal1970 for the initial release of this book and to JennyC1230 for starting the ray. I haven't had a reply from Queniene so I will mail this out to sunfi later this week.

Journal Entry 46 by 300dogs at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 02, 2009

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Mailed out to sunfi in Ohio this afternoon! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 47 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Friday, April 10, 2009
I just received this one in the mail today. I have a number of rings ahead of this one but I'll try to have it on its way within the next month. Thanks 300dogs for mailing this to me and thanks JennyC1230 for including me on this one.

Journal Entry 48 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Friday, May 01, 2009
Since the organizer wanted folks to move this along within a month I moved this to the top of my ring/ray pile. The story was okay, she seemed to try really hard to be funny. There were some funny parts in it but I just don't find folks that do stupid things when they are drunk to be that funny. I would try another one of her books, maybe this one was just a bit off.

I'll try to have this on its way to the next reader in the next couple of days.

Journal Entry 49 by sunfi at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Ohio USA on Saturday, May 02, 2009

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Sent to Supertalya today, it should arrive in the next few weeks.

Journal Entry 50 by Supertalya on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
It's here! Yay, perfect vacation reading.

I am back from vacation and ready to send the book off. I loved her other book and I felt one was just as good. The book There's a Slight Chance is on its way to me, also written by her, I am looking forward to it.

Journal Entry 51 by Supertalya at ~ An Exchange!, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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It is on its way to the next reader. Thanks for sharing!!!

Journal Entry 52 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I think this book may be lost in the mail, so I will send a replacement copy to HunterRyu to continue the Bookray. Hopefully this one will turn up again someday!

The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club - Replacement Copy

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