Skip to main content

Laurie Notaro

Biography

Laurie Notaro

Laurie Notaro was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She packed her bags for Eugene, Oregon, once she realized that since she was past thirty, her mother could no longer report her as a teenage runaway. She is the author of THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FAT BRIDE, I LOVE EVERYBODY, WE THOUGHT YOU'D BE PRETTIER and AN IDIOT GIRL'S CHRISTMAS. She is currently at work on a plan B (to take effect when her book contract runs out,) which consists of options with minimum dander of office politics, including selling hot dogs at Costco, selling hot dogs from a street cart, selling hot dogs at high school football games, or being the Stop sign holder for road construction crews. She avoids raccoons both day and night and fully expects to be run out of her new hometown once this book is published. At press time, she is still married, her cat is still alive, and she has an adorably disobedient dog named Maeby, who wears sweaters and loves chicken strips. (Clearly, Notaro has no children.)

Laurie Notaro

Books by Laurie Notaro

by Laurie Notaro - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The year is 1927, and Amelia Earhart has not yet made her record-breaking cross-Atlantic flight. Three women’s names are splashed daily across the front page: Elsie Mackay, Mabel Boll and Ruth Edler, all vying for the title of the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Inspired by true events and real people, Notaro vividly evokes this exciting time and brings Elsie, Mabel, and Ruth to life, pulling us back in time to the little-known story of three aviatrixes.

by Laurie Notaro - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

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.

by Laurie Notaro - Memoir, Nonfiction

Laurie Notaro is just trying to find the right fit --- whether it's in the blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind, or in her neighborhood after she's shamefully exposed at a holiday party. Notaro makes misstep after riotous misstep as she shares tales of marriage and family.

written by Laurie Notaro, read by Hillary Huber - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

She thought she'd have more time. Laurie Notaro figured she had at least a few good years yet. But no --- it's happened. She has officially lost her marbles. From the kid at the pet-food store checkout line whose coif is so bizarre it makes her seethe ("I'm going to kick his hair's ass") to the hapless Sears customer service rep on the receiving end of her Campaign of Terror, no one is safe from Laurie's wrath. Her cranky side seems to have eaten the rest of her --- inner-thigh Chub Rub and all.