Length: 5h 52m
Narrated By: Hillary Huber
Release Date: July 22, 2002
Publisher: Villard | Tantor Audio
Source: Borrowed via Overdrive
Introducing Laurie Notaro, the leader of the Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club. Every day she fearlessly rises from bed to defeat the evil machinations of dolts, dimwits, and creepy boyfriends—and that's before she even puts on a bra.
For the past ten years, Notaro has been entertaining Phoenix newspaper readers with her wildly amusing autobiographical exploits and unique life experiences. She writes about a world of hourly-wage jobs that require absolutely no skills, a mother who hands down judgments more forcefully than anyone seated on the Supreme Court, horrific high school reunions, and hangovers that leave her surprised she woke up in the first place.
The misadventures of Laurie and her fellow Idiot Girls ("too cool to be in the Smart Group") unfold in a world that everyone will recognize but no one has ever described so hilariously. She delivers the goods: life as we all know it.
I was feeling antsy one day and decided to browse Overdrive for funny and available audiobooks. Laurie Notaro's THE IDIOT GIRL'S ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB caught my attention, it's kinda hard to skip a humorous memoir with a catchy title as this right? Also I identify with the "idiot" crowd so I thought I'd give it a shot. Before anything else, I have to mention that I'm not familiar with LNotaro, her column, writing, or any of that so I started listening to this one blind with high hopes that it'll be worth my 5 hours or so.
Boy, if I could literally roll with laughter without losing my diginity, I would've done so totally. Insteadd I contained myself to LOLs, and LMAO's because LNotaro is so. Effing. Funny! I'm not sure if millenials can appreciate some of the anecdotes as a few of them happened pre-2000, so there's that caveat, but if you're not one of the selfie-generation, I'm sure you'll get a kick out of THE IDIOT GIRL'S ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB.
The humor is PG, self-deprecating, dry at times, and reminiscent of sitcoms. I'm particular when it comes to comedy, I want it smart, a little crass, and not overtly sexual or borderline nasty, and LNotaro met those with high marks! From dumpster diving in NY during the Summer, to dating woes, drunken nights, the single life, children, and fela infestation, THE IDIOT GIRL'S ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB kept me entertained and laughing at all times. So if you need a pick-me-upper, a great laugh, or something that will make you feel a little bit better about yourself, I suggest you spend time with LNotaro, she'll have you in stitches from beginning to end.