Housebroken

Housebroken

Admissions of An Untidy Life

Paperback - 2016
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"#1 New York Times bestselling author 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). Inspired by Victorian household manuals, 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). Housebrokena isaaarollicking new collection of essays showcasing her irreverent wit and inability to feel shame. From defying nature in the quest to making her own Twinkies, to begging her new neighbors not to become urban livestock keepers, to teaching her eight-year-old nephew about hobos, Notaro recounts her best efforts-and hilarious failures-in keeping a household inches away from being condemned. After all, home wasn't built in a day. a Praise for Laurie Notaro a oNotaro is a scream, the freak-magnet of a girlfriend you can't wait to meet for a drink to hear her latest story.o - The Plain Dealer a oIf Laurie Notaro's books don't inspire pants-wetting fits of laughter, then please consult your physician, because, clearly, your funny bone is broken.o -Jen Lancaster, author of I Regret Nothing a oHilarious, fabulously improper, and completely relatable, Notaro is the queen of funny.o -Celia Rivenbark, author of Rude Bitches Make Me Tired "
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781101886083
1101886080
Branch Call Number: 814.6
Characteristics: x, 270 pages ; 21 cm

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Jan 31, 2017

Laurie is a down-to-earth and funny writer. These are some great anecdotes of mistakes made, messy houses, life in Oregon, DNA testing, Waffle House stories, as well as some wonderful authentic Italian family recipes. The last chapter about advice to younger self, was particularly insightful.

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