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The Post Office Lady with the Dragon Tattoo

An Essay

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I had been dreading this day for more than a year.
Everyone’s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is very close to wearing out her welcome in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Just a year ago, she was eighty-sixed from the local satellite post office for buying too many two-cent stamps (“The post office lady looked at me like I had just asked her if she wanted to buy my sex tape”). 

Now Notaro, needing to send an important care package to her nephew, returns to the scene of the non-crime—which is located inside a drugstore that is stocked with everything from Hello Kitty trinkets to fake poo to “the largest collection of aging candy on the West Coast.” Will the post office lady who banned her the first time around kick her to the curb, or will Laurie use her Idiot Girl wiles to work her way back into the Mean Lady’s good graces? 

In this hilarious story, New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro’s signature pluck and irresistible candor are on full display and will have you laughing out loud.

Customer Reviews

Don't waste your $$

It's the world's most anticlimactic short story, and even though it was only a dollar, I'm still annoyed that I wasted it, instead of just buying 50 2-cent stamps...

iTunes doesn't know what a sample is

A sample is not six pages of quotes about the author and a pic of the cover.


Guess I did not see this was a sample. Why would I buy it when I already purchased the book this essay came from? There was no way of knowing until I read the other book "It Looked Different on the Model". Quite a waste.

The Post Office Lady with the Dragon Tattoo
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Jun 27, 2011
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 11 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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