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Everyone’s favourite fool lady, Laurie Notaro, is simply searching for the suitable fit, even if it’s within the cute shirt that appears captivating at the model yet leaves her in a literal bind or in her local after she’s shamefully uncovered at a vacation occasion by means of offering a low-quality rendition of “Jingle Bells.” Notaro makes misstep after riotous misstep as she stocks stories of marriage and family members, together with tales in regards to the dog-bark translator that deciphers Notaro’s and her husband’s personal “woofs” a bit too thoroughly, the emails from her mom with “FWD” within the topic line (“which in e-mail code skill Forecasting global Destruction”), and the dead-of-night procuring sprees and satan Dog–devouring monkeyshines of a creature often called “Ambien Laurie.” At each flip, Notaro’s pluck and impossible to resist candor set the New York Times bestselling writer on a trip that’s laugh-out-loud humorous and totally unforgettable.

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