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Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life
Housebroken Admissions of an Untidy Life
Author: Laurie Notaro
Inspired by Victorian household manuals, Notaro chronicles her chronic misfortune in the domestic arts, including cooking, cleaning, and putting on Spanx while sweaty (which should technically qualify as an Olympic sport).  — Housebroken is a rollicking new collection of essays showcasing her irreverent wit and inability to fe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781101886083
ISBN-10: 1101886080
Publication Date: 7/12/2016
Pages: 240
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Very funny (if occasionally raunchy) collection of humorous essays from a sassy broad (and I mean that in the very best sense), generally focusing on the domestic. (Hint: Erma Bombeck she ain't.)

Don't be surprised if you find yourself in one of these 26 takes on frequently-frustrating modern life, from dealing with parents as an adult to passing along life's wisdom to the next generation, all with Notaro's signature cockeyed slant. (I'm in two of them, I promise you.)

And that's a large portion of what makes this book such a fun read. Your only problem will be forcing yourself to put it down between takes, the better to savor each one.