Blurb for the back cover:
“Downright funny and a blast to read”
Laurie Notaro strikes again in her sixth memoir/essay book, The Idiot Girl and The Flaming Tantrum of Death. This time around she explores the horrors of cruise ships, what to do in case a high-risk sex offender moves in two doors down, and laser hair removal. She is funny but there are a couple stories that are more on the sad, serious side such as when her dog dies or when she leaves from Phoenix and heads up to Oregon. These provide a nice balance to the book because without them it would start to feel too much like a humor book. Sure, it’s funny. But the balance between the stories gives the overall book depth and emotion.
Having been a fan since I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies), her books have always been ones that I look forward to being released months before they come out. Notaro’s books are not ones that I would recommend reading in public unless you like people giving you weird looks. A roommate once told me to stop giggling like a girl while I was reading one of her books. On that note, even though I love her books, then tend to attract a female audience. Male readers shouldn’t be put off by her book. Her books are still downright funny and a blast to read.