Monday, September 17, 2012

BC2012: The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro

I passed up many of Notaro's books during the legendary Borders bankruptcy sale, and I'm not sure why. I think I was afraid they were considered chick-lit, and I was already perilously dabbling in that genre with the three Jen Lancaster books I bought.

Last November, I saw one of Notaro's books at Book Warehouse in Iowa for a few bucks. This time I read more pages and decided that she isn't really chick-lit after all. She's just a hysterically funny writer who happens to be female. I bought that book, and a few weeks ago I bought three more in the $2 clearance section at Half Price Books. At this point I thought I'd better read at least one of them.

Released in 2002, The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club is Notaro's first collection of essays, columns, whatever you want to call them. I plowed through it in a few laugh-filled hours. This stuff isn't deep. It doesn't make you stop and think about humanity. But if you just want some light reading and you're not easily offended, then this is a fun book.

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