Book Review: Potty Mouth at the Table by Laurie Notaro

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Rating: 4 / 5

I’ve pretty much read all of Laurie Notaro’s memoirs/essay collections, and I have to say that she never fails to deliver the laughs.  In Potty Mouth at the Table, Notaro recounts the incident where someone called her that, being inappropriately groped at the airport by TSA, Thanksgiving dinners, and much more.  By far, my favorite story was “Live From the Bellagio” which is about Notaro’s ill-fated train trip while battling food poisoning.   It’s not that funny things are constantly happening to Notaro; rather, she is incredibly adept at story-telling the most mundane instances and making the reader laugh out loud, literally.  I think she can get a bit snarky with other people’s behaviors that don’t affect her (the Pinterest story), but other than that, I thoroughly enjoy her brand of humor.



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