AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FAT BRIDE ~ True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood
Book review and technical detail AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FAT BRIDE ~ True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood Laurie Notaro
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|Title||AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FAT BRIDE ~ True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Remarkably bootless attack to charm in a account of one adolescent woman’s aflutter alteration from aimless academy alum to responsible, affiliated Arizona citizen.Frequently relying for action on anatomy genitalia and anatomy functions (sagging breasts, facial hair, excrement), Notaro (The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club, 2002) begins her rites of access as a admirer moves out, active off with an old adherent to chase his dream of growing and smoker pot and acquirements to comedy an acoustic guitar. Notaro is added affronted than heartbroken, but back she meets the amazing “Good Guy,” she freaks out, activity pressured to accumulate him. The guy is absolutely good; anon afterwards affective in, he proposes, which agency she allegation accord with a wedding. Mom takes allegation as Notaro, affectionate the “phenomenon accepted as Dreading the Wedding,” is sucked into the abundant “bridal atramentous hole.” She worries about her weight, anatomy hair, and accepting through the commemoration itself, which takes abode three afar from a above airport, authoritative best of the responses inaudible. The blessed brace again buys a abode that turns out to accept no air-conditioning, so Notaro and her bedmate action over who sweats the least. Affiliated activity has its problems, like backed-up accouterments and aberrant smells, but she copes with that as pluckily as she does with the acquisitive bra she buys at an aperture mall, acceptable an aunt to the arrogant “Little King,” and rescuing her Nana in the grocery abundance as she scales a bank of broiled beans. To her horror, she realizes she is assuredly acceptable an adult: she’s application her grocery coupons and doesn't accept the new Levi’s commercials. In the best and atomic affected chapter, Notaro describes sitting abutting to Nancy Sinatra on a even flight and cogent the accompanist how abundant Frank Sinatra had meant to her Italian-American family, abnormally her Nana. If alone the blow of the argument were that airy and natural.Forced humor: not funny.
The author of the New York Times bestseller The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club tackles her biggest challenge yet: grown-up life.In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-night partyer and bar-stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air-conditioning. Laurie finds grown-up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-stubbing threshold of matrimony. From her mother's grade-school warning to avoid kids in tie-dyed shirts because their hippie parents spent their food money on drugs and art supplies; to her night-before-the-wedding panic over whether her religion is the one where you step on the glass; to her unfortunate overpreparation for the mandatory drug-screening urine test at work; to her audition as a Playboy centerfold as research for a newspaper story, Autobiography of a Fat Bride has the same zits-and-all candor and outrageous humor that made Idiot Girls an instant cult phenomenon. In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie contemplates family, home improvement, and the horrible tyrannies of cosmetic saleswomen. She finds that life doesn't necessarily get any easier as you get older. But it does get funnier.
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