It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending

It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy [Reading] ➷ It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy By Laurie Notaro – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREveryone s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit, whether it s in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her i NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREveryone s Different on MOBI ï favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit, whether it s in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her It Looked PDF \ in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she s shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering a low quality rendition of Jingle Bells Notaro makes misstep after riotous misstep as she shares Looked Different on PDF/EPUB ¼ tales of marriage and family, including stories about the dog bark translator that deciphers Notaro s and her husband s own woofs a little too accurately, the emails from her mother with FWD in the subject line which in email code means Forecasting World Destruction , and the dead of night shopping sprees and Devil Dog devouring monkeyshines of a creature known as Ambien Laurie At every turn, Notaro s pluck and irresistible candor set the New York Times bestselling author on a journey that s laugh out loud funny and utterly unforgettable From the Trade Paperback edition.


10 thoughts on “It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy

  1. Kate Kate says:

    3.5 starsI love Laurie Notaro s unique sense of humor and her non fiction books are so much better than her fictional ones because of the goofy stuff that happens to her on a daily basis This book is a funny fast read that helped get me through a trip to the DMV to change my address on my license I was the only person having fun there , as well as, my daily commute this week.The gems of this collection include Fancy store shirt trapping Ambien Laurie she s hilarious Getting banned from 3.5 starsI love Laurie Notaro s unique sense of humor and her non fiction books are so much better than her fictional ones because of the goofy stuff that happens to her on a daily basis This book is a funny fast read that helped get me through a trip to the DMV to change my address on my license I was the only person having fun there , as well as, my daily commute this week.The gems of this collection include Fancy store shirt trapping Ambien Laurie she s hilarious Getting banned from the post office aka The Two Cent Stamp Bandit Jellyfish fever Touching Babe s Blue Balls Mom s emails where FWD Forecasting World Destruction Something I can totally relate to Oh and last but not least, the dog bark translator.A must read for anyone with a wicked sense of humor


  2. librarian90 librarian90 says:

    There are few things worse than reading a review that makes a book sound amazing and laugh out loud funny, wait for weeks until it s actually in the system, wait all day until there s time to curl up and start reading said hilarious book, and don t laugh Not even a slight smile The author s sense of humor is not mine and I m still trying to find humor in getting stuck in shirt that was clearly marked as a size too small and getting blood on it The only word that comes to mind is whatever G There are few things worse than reading a review that makes a book sound amazing and laugh out loud funny, wait for weeks until it s actually in the system, wait all day until there s time to curl up and start reading said hilarious book, and don t laugh Not even a slight smile The author s sense of humor is not mine and I m still trying to find humor in getting stuck in shirt that was clearly marked as a size too small and getting blood on it The only word that comes to mind is whatever Good thing I got it from the library and didn t waste any money


  3. Barb Barb says:

    WARNING Do not read this book while you are in the doctor s office waiting room You will either be laughing so hard that the receptionist will think you are having a seizure or you will be asked if everything is all right since you are crying The book is quite funny and trying to not laugh out loud is next to impossible Everyone can relate to at least one chapter in the book A great read when you are feeling overwhelmed with work, the economy, the kids, etc.


  4. thefourthvine thefourthvine says:

    I read a trio of Laurie Notaro s books a decade ago, and then declared I was done with her, because her humor could not make up for the relentless pummeling of her self loathing But a few weeks ago I thought of her for some reason, and it occurred to me that after a decade, maybe I could read her again.I wish I had not had thought This book is everything that made me stop reading her an endless pounding beat of oh, I m so stupid, I m so fat, I m so ugly, I m such a dummy plus a new cou I read a trio of Laurie Notaro s books a decade ago, and then declared I was done with her, because her humor could not make up for the relentless pummeling of her self loathing But a few weeks ago I thought of her for some reason, and it occurred to me that after a decade, maybe I could read her again.I wish I had not had thought This book is everything that made me stop reading her an endless pounding beat of oh, I m so stupid, I m so fat, I m so ugly, I m such a dummy plus a new counterbeat of dislike for her readers and everyone else in the world It s Well Not great.Basically, Notaro used to be the Miserable Friend somebody who has such great qualities, and is so fun to be with, that you can almost ignore the way she forces you to listen to the nasty voice playing on a loop in her head, the way she constantly reinforces her dislike of herself She was the friend who, sure, gets drunk waythan you wish she would and makes choices that are not in her best interest, and who you desperately wish would get therapy, but you love her anyway Notaro has become Asshole Friend She s the one whose contributions you dread coming up in the group text because half the time what she says is so mean you cringe She s the one who says she s a liberal, sure, but all this trans stuff and coddling children and political correctness these days has just Gone Too Far She s the one making fun of people, including strangers on the street The one you suspect is making fun of you, too, whenever you re not around.And here s the thing about Asshole Friends they aren t funny because their humor, if they have any, is of the punching down variety , and they aren t fun Asshole Friends are the kind of people you end friendships with, and I I guess I am ready to end this friendship


  5. Alena Alena says:

    I don t know why I don t read humor essaysoften This one had me laughing out loud My neighbors probably thought I was crazy since they couldn t see the book in my lap over the fence, but somehow I think Notaro might appreciate that.


  6. Marla Marla says:

    Pretty funny book I had fun listening to it while I worked I think people were wondering why I was laughing sometimes.


  7. Leah K Leah K says:

    It Looked Different on the Model Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro I ve pretty much read every Laurie Notaro book, and as usual, this one did not disappoint in the least In fact, I would say that this is one of my favorite by her She is hilarious If you enjoy Jen Lancaster, this is no way you can t enjoy Notaro and vise versa The situations that Laurie gets herself into are too funny, I found myself laughing on several occasions while reading this book They It Looked Different on the Model Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro I ve pretty much read every Laurie Notaro book, and as usual, this one did not disappoint in the least In fact, I would say that this is one of my favorite by her She is hilarious If you enjoy Jen Lancaster, this is no way you can t enjoy Notaro and vise versa The situations that Laurie gets herself into are too funny, I found myself laughing on several occasions while reading this book They are also situations that one can see themselves getting into For the most part, they aren t over top, making her very relatable I would recommend this for anyone looking for some humor It s a fun, quick read I know I had trouble putting it down I was even disappointed that sleep finally took over at several points being super sick and on sleepy meds does that because it meant putting down the book I look forward to her next book being released this coming week on 5 7 2013


  8. Samantha Samantha says:

    I should start out by saying that I had never read a Laurie Notaro book before so I didn t have any grand expectations like some of the other reviews, but I can say just one thing if it s meant to be funny, it probably should be The opening essay follows the author through the dressing room shame of not being able to fit into GASP a size medium shirt Seriously, woman A medium That s where you lost me The very first essay and I m gone even as you re slitting yourself open and practically han I should start out by saying that I had never read a Laurie Notaro book before so I didn t have any grand expectations like some of the other reviews, but I can say just one thing if it s meant to be funny, it probably should be The opening essay follows the author through the dressing room shame of not being able to fit into GASP a size medium shirt Seriously, woman A medium That s where you lost me The very first essay and I m gone even as you re slitting yourself open and practically handing over said shirt soaked in blood like a maxi pad which, by the way, is just gross, not particularly funny to be paid for My mind has already moved on to wonder indeed PRAY for when Jen Lancaster s next book is coming out because that woman, ladies, can bring the funny


  9. Meg Meg says:

    Ambien shenanigans Tweekers falling asleep on your front lawn Getting into a fight with a size M shirt at a boutique store and losing All just moments in the life of Laurie Notaro, a humor writer transplanted from sunny Arizona to the hippie laced suburbs of Oregon And in her latest memoir, It Looked Different On The Model, Notaro welcomes us again into the zany world that is her no holds barred brain.Notaro has been my hero for quite some time and though I couldn t get into her recent Ambien shenanigans Tweekers falling asleep on your front lawn Getting into a fight with a size M shirt at a boutique store and losing All just moments in the life of Laurie Notaro, a humor writer transplanted from sunny Arizona to the hippie laced suburbs of Oregon And in her latest memoir, It Looked Different On The Model, Notaro welcomes us again into the zany world that is her no holds barred brain.Notaro has been my hero for quite some time and though I couldn t get into her recent novel, I m still a huge fan of her true to life, hilarious stories No one makes me giggle like Notaro, and some of her scenes in this one especially those including Ambien Laurie will forever be embedded in my brain Her line about a monkey rooting through purse trash Comedy gold.That being said, is this Notaro s finest work Nope Laurie is at her best when she s making fun of herself and relating stories of impending shame and infamy, as her title suggests The only problem here is that while a few of her recent tales had me in stitches, the vast majority just sort oframbled along with no real goal or intention Just between you and me, friends, I may have skimmed over a few Like the open letter to her alleged iPhone thief I mean, I love my phone I really do But page after page of that drivel Eh.But I still love you, Laurie and I still desperately wish you could be my BFF We d make snarky comments about our neighbors and speculate over which crazy acquaintance is really a drug addict and gripe about our weight It would be a grand old time.I read this book quickly and recommend it and her to fans of Jen Lancaster and Valerie Frankel If you re looking for laugh out loud memoirs that remind you we really are all human, Laurie Notaro could well be your girl I recommend starting with We Thought You Would Be Prettier, my first experience with Notaro but if you re a stickler for reading chronologically, first check out The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club Laurie doesn t take herself too seriously, and that s what I love about her She s a hilarious mess


  10. Margaret Margaret says:

    I can t give a plot summary of this book because I didn t get past page 27 There are some books that don t grab my interest right away, but I keep reading to see if I am missing something or I put it aside and come back later when my mind is cleared I want to give it a fair chance, and very often, I am glad I did This book was a disaster for me.At the beginning and keep in mind, I didn t get much past that Laurie finds herself stuck in an adorable blouse, marked down to a bargain price, bu I can t give a plot summary of this book because I didn t get past page 27 There are some books that don t grab my interest right away, but I keep reading to see if I am missing something or I put it aside and come back later when my mind is cleared I want to give it a fair chance, and very often, I am glad I did This book was a disaster for me.At the beginning and keep in mind, I didn t get much past that Laurie finds herself stuck in an adorable blouse, marked down to a bargain price, but too small Ok I have had a zipper get stuck or I have had a pair of slacks that just didn t quite make it past my hips It is frustrating, embarrassing, and disappointing So that part seemed real and I could see the humor in the situation The problem was, the escapade went on and on and long descriptive imaginary dialogue between her nice voice and her mean voice Laurie ends up buying the too small, by then bloody blouse due to her struggle and a too small slip as well to cover up for her battle in the dressing room.Immediately following in chapter 2, Laurie becomes known as Ambien Laurie It seems that she takes Ambien as a sleep aid, wakes up in the night and becomes a serial internet shopper as well as a compulsive eater She makes long phone calls to friends that she doesn t remember The Ambien also causes her to have unbelievable dreams about Fart Charts Really and men covered in marsupial fur keeping cheeseburgers warm under their man boobs I can t get this picture out of my mind Ewwww That was the end for me I was prepared for a light, fun read There have been many well done stories about women and their struggles with their weight issues I was hoping for an up lifting positive story and this one may well have been just that, but I couldn t get past the rambling descriptions and the rather disgusting scenarios I didn t understand after a few pages where this story was going, but I didn t want to stick with it to find out Other reviews have raved about the quirky humor of Notaro, but she is just not the author for me


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