On my Sabbath (see below) yesterday, I read one of the best books ever. Ever. Ever!
It was so funny; I was laughing hysterically. So much so, that Coleman had to turn up the tv so he could hear it over my laughter. I’ve never laughed that hard at a book before.
There’s a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble
by Laurie Notaro
“When her husband is offered a post at a small university, Maye is only too happy to pack up and leave the relentless Phoenix heat for the lush green quietude of Spaulding, Washington. While she loves the odd little town, there is one thing she didn’t anticipate: just how heartbreaking it would be leaving her friends behind. And when you’re a childless thirtysomething freelance writer who works at home, making new friends can be quite a challenge.
After a series of false starts nearly gets her exiled from town, Maye decides that her last chance to connect with her new neighbors is to enter the annual Sewer Pipe Queen Pageant, a kooky but dead-serious local tradition open to contestants of all ages and genders. Aided by a deranged former pageant queen with one eyebrow, Maye doesn’t just make a splash, she uncovers a sinister mystery that has haunted the town for decades.”
I plan to read the rest of Laurie Notaro’s books as well, including:
“The Idiot Girl’s Action-Adventure Club”
“We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive”
“I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies)”
“The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections of Revenge, Germophobia and Laser Hair Removal”
and “Autobiography of a Fat Bride”.
I can’t wait!