Why did Laurie Notaro leave her hometown of Phoenix, AZ? Had she sucked the last drop of marrow from every 1990s Mill Avenue moment and chewed the bones into dust? (She does have big teeth.) Whatever the case, the Muchacha del Idiota returns to her former stomping grounds to read from her latest potboiler, The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia and Laser Hair Removal.
Seven books later and now riding the Random House payroll, we should be so hapless. Bring that half-finished bag of circus cookies with you, fat girl, for the self-deprecating oration of the century. You'll feel better than you have in days.
Notaro will also be appearing at the Barnes & Noble at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 North Tatum Boulevard, at 7pm Friday, July 11.
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Thu., July 10, 7 p.m., 2008