Laurie Notaro

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Laurie Notaro (born aft. 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is a #1 New York Times best-selling[1] American writer. Notaro was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in journalism.[2] She co-founded Planet Magazine, and was a senior editor at Tucson Monthly, a full-color city magazine. Notaro was a columnist for ten years at The Arizona Republic.[2] In October 2001, The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club was picked up by Random House which resulted in eleven books. She is now with Simon & Schuster publishers with the Gallery imprint.[2] Numerous articles, essays, and novels have followed, and she was a finalist for The Thurber Award for American Humor. She has written for The New York Times, Glamour, BARK Magazine, USA Today, Village Voice Media, and BUST. She currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband.



  • There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble (May 29, 2007)
  • Spooky Little Girl (April 13, 2010)
  • "Crossing the Horizon" (October 4, 2016)

Essay collections[edit]

  • The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life (July 2, 2002)
  • Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood (July 8, 2003)
  • I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies): True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl (June 8, 2004)
  • We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive (April 19, 2005)
  • An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List (November 1, 2005)
  • The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal (June 24, 2008)
  • It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy (July 26, 2011)
  • The Potty Mouth at the Table (May 7, 2013)
  • "Enter Pirates" Vintage Legends, (August, 2015)
  • "Housebroken" (July, 2016)
  • "Predictably Disastrous Results: Vintage Legends Volume II" (August 2016)


  1. ^ " The New York Times® Best Sellers: Books".
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, E.I. "Laurie Notaro- Journalist and New York Times and best-selling author of The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club". Up Close & Personal. Retrieved 5 October 2013.

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