This title is not available in our membership service

We’re working with the publisher to make it available as soon as possible.

Request Title

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Everyone’s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit,
whether it’s in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she’s shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering a low-quality rendition of “Jingle Bells.” Notaro makes misstep after riotous misstep as she shares tales of marriage and family, including stories about the dog-bark translator that deciphers Notaro’s and her husband’s own “woofs” a little too accurately, the emails from her mother with “FWD” in the subject line (“which in email code means Forecasting World Destruction”), and the dead-of-night shopping sprees and Devil Dog–devouring monkeyshines of a creature known as “Ambien Laurie.” At every turn, Notaro’s pluck and irresistible candor set the New York Times bestselling author on a journey that’s laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable.




From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published: Random House Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on
ISBN: 9780345526311
List price: $11.99
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for It Looked Different on the Model by Laurie Notaro
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
Similar to her other stuff, funny and sarcastic.more
I think Laurie Notaro is hilarious. She has a way of taking every day situations and describing them in a way that makes you laugh. She has a way of articulating those things you may have thought or been frustrated by and making you laugh about them.For example, who hasn't grabbed the wrong size and gotten stuck in it in a dressing room? Or received all of those FWD emails from a mother warning of dire circumstances? Overall a good read and a good laugh!more
Another fun book from Laurie Notaro! The chapter where she realizes that size M and an L are very different and her dressing room antics had tears running down my face! And who hasn’t gotten those FWDFWDFWDFWD from your parents or in-laws with every hoax available to man and no matter how many times you tell them it’s a hoax they still send them along to you!Ambien Laurie is freaking hilarious and makes me wonder what this drug is supposed to do because it didn’t seem to help her sleep!I enjoy Laurie’s sense of humor its sardonic and sarcastic and I can relate to her very well. Laurie’s books are fun and will make you laugh if you like sarcastic humor.As usual Hilary Huber does a great job at the narration!4 Starsmore
What do a hand massage, a dog bark-to-English translating device, a gorgeous shirt, jellyfish, vegan children, antique kitchen timers, and holiday sing-a-longs have in common? They're all present in this hilarious installment of Laurie Notaro's continuing memoirs-in-short story form. There are a few tales that never gain the steam needed to stay tuned for the comical payoff at the end, but the majority of them keep the laughs (and in some cases, nausea) coming. My personal favorite? Ambien Laurie. I want to crack up just thinking about it.The great thing about Notaro's non-fiction is that at the end of every single book, I just want to go get a cup of coffee with her and make fun of all the other people in the coffeeshop. I'm sure I'm not the only fan of her books that feels that way. (And for the record, I also adore her fiction.)The only reason I've rated the book at 3 stars instead of 4 is that I believe the narrator for the audiobook was poorly chosen. While she excels at the voice of Laurie's mother (which requires an over-the-top performance), most of the other voices were either far too expressive (Laurie) or not expressive enough (Laurie's husband, Jamie). I'll admit that I have a bias toward memoirs read by the author (as opposed to fictional works which I believe should NEVER be read by the author), but Ms. Huber just was not the right choice for this project.more
Read all 6 reviews

Reviews

Similar to her other stuff, funny and sarcastic.more
I think Laurie Notaro is hilarious. She has a way of taking every day situations and describing them in a way that makes you laugh. She has a way of articulating those things you may have thought or been frustrated by and making you laugh about them.For example, who hasn't grabbed the wrong size and gotten stuck in it in a dressing room? Or received all of those FWD emails from a mother warning of dire circumstances? Overall a good read and a good laugh!more
Another fun book from Laurie Notaro! The chapter where she realizes that size M and an L are very different and her dressing room antics had tears running down my face! And who hasn’t gotten those FWDFWDFWDFWD from your parents or in-laws with every hoax available to man and no matter how many times you tell them it’s a hoax they still send them along to you!Ambien Laurie is freaking hilarious and makes me wonder what this drug is supposed to do because it didn’t seem to help her sleep!I enjoy Laurie’s sense of humor its sardonic and sarcastic and I can relate to her very well. Laurie’s books are fun and will make you laugh if you like sarcastic humor.As usual Hilary Huber does a great job at the narration!4 Starsmore
What do a hand massage, a dog bark-to-English translating device, a gorgeous shirt, jellyfish, vegan children, antique kitchen timers, and holiday sing-a-longs have in common? They're all present in this hilarious installment of Laurie Notaro's continuing memoirs-in-short story form. There are a few tales that never gain the steam needed to stay tuned for the comical payoff at the end, but the majority of them keep the laughs (and in some cases, nausea) coming. My personal favorite? Ambien Laurie. I want to crack up just thinking about it.The great thing about Notaro's non-fiction is that at the end of every single book, I just want to go get a cup of coffee with her and make fun of all the other people in the coffeeshop. I'm sure I'm not the only fan of her books that feels that way. (And for the record, I also adore her fiction.)The only reason I've rated the book at 3 stars instead of 4 is that I believe the narrator for the audiobook was poorly chosen. While she excels at the voice of Laurie's mother (which requires an over-the-top performance), most of the other voices were either far too expressive (Laurie) or not expressive enough (Laurie's husband, Jamie). I'll admit that I have a bias toward memoirs read by the author (as opposed to fictional works which I believe should NEVER be read by the author), but Ms. Huber just was not the right choice for this project.more
scribd