Review of the Book
I have often seen books by Ms Notaro reviewed both here on GR and on Amazon, as well as in the library, but I had never actually picked one up. But all I can say now is what the heck have I been missing by not reading her. Since this is her first novel and the rest of her writing is non-fiction humor, I don’t know if that will change my perception of the writing, but I hope not. This book focuses on Mae, who moves to a small town following her husband getting a new job and a small college and her search to find new friends. There were definately many laugh out loud moments, but if you don’t have a dirty/ slightly corrupt sense of humor, I don’t know if you will enjoy it as much.
Review of Narration
Not only was this my first book by Notaro, this is the first time i’ve listened to a narration by Susan Denaker, but it def. won’t be the last. She had an ability to accent the funny parts in a way that i’m sure had my co-workers looking at me like I was nuts when I started laughing in my cubical.