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Excuse Me While I Disappear: Tales of Midlife Mayhem

A laugh-out-loud spin on the realities, perks, opportunities and inevitable courses of midlife.

Laurie Notaro has proved everyone wrong: she didn’t end up in rehab, prison or cremated at a tender age. She just went gray. At past 50, every hair’s root is a symbol of knowledge (she knows how to use a landline), experience (she rode in a car with no seat belts) and superpowers (a gray-haired lady can get away with anything).

Though navigating midlife is initially upsetting --- the cracking noises coming from her new old body, receiving regular junk mail from mortuaries --- Laurie accepts it. And then some. With unintentional abandon, she shoplifts a bag of russet potatoes, heckles a rude driver from her beat-up Prius, and engages in epic trolling on That, says Laurie, is the brilliance of growing older. With each passing day, you lose an equivalent amount of fear.

And the #1 New York Times bestselling author has never been so fearlessly funny as she is in this empowering, candid and enlightening memoir about living life on the other side of 50.

Audiobook available, read by Hillary Huber

Excuse Me While I Disappear: Tales of Midlife Mayhem
by Laurie Notaro

  • Publication Date: November 1, 2022
  • Genres: Essays, Humor, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Little A
  • ISBN-10: 1542033519
  • ISBN-13: 9781542033510