The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I love Laurie Notaro. I've been reading her essay collections for years, starting with The Idiot Girl's Action Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life all the way to We Thought You'd Be Prettier: True Tales from the Dorkiest Girl Alive.

So imagine my surprise when I found her latest book, The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, in the Kindle Store for free.

Yes, I said free.

I would of bought this book in trade paperback regardless, because her essays make me laugh and laugh, and now I have it for free.

But now I feel guilty that I'm not financially supporting Laurie's writing habit. Maybe I'll buy a copy for The Mechanicky Gal, since I can't let her read my Kindle edition.

Because we must encourage and support those writers that give us not only the gift or entertainment and giggles, but make us feel less dorky by their very existence.

3 comments:

The Mechanicky Gal said...

This Kindle thing, I must see and touch! Will you bring it on your next visit???
As soon as I saw the picture of teh new book, I thought to myself "Oh Janiece, put me on the list!"
But perhaps I will go buy it, one of these days, when I get around to it, etc......

Thordr said...

Thanks Janiece, more books I have to go find now. My wallet is already getting thin.

Janiece Murphy said...

Amy, I'll bring it with me in the Spring.

Thordr, you're welcome. Really.