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Idiot

Essays
Narrated by: Laura Clery
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From YouTube star and Facebook Video sensation Laura Clery comes a collection of comedic essays in the vein of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby and You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein.

Laura Clery makes a living by sharing inappropriate comedy sketches with millions of strangers on the internet. She writes songs about her anatomy, talks trash about her one-eyed rescue pug, and sexually harasses her husband, Stephen. And it pays the bills!

Now, in her first-ever audiobook, Laura recounts how she went from being a dangerously impulsive, broke, unemployable, suicidal, cocaine-addicted narcissist, crippled by fear and hopping from one toxic romance to the next...to a more-happy-than-not, somewhat rational, meditating, vegan yogi with good credit, a great marriage, a fantastic career, and four unfortunate-looking rescue animals. Still, above all, Laura remains an amazingly talented, adorable, and vulnerable self-described...Idiot.

With her signature brand of offbeat, no-holds-barred humor, Idiot introduces you to a wildly original - and undeniably relatable - new voice.

©2019 Laura Clery (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Real and relatable

Real and relatable. Laugh out loud moments. Good advice but not preachy. It’s a must read

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Loved this book!!

I was actually really sad when I finished this book - I didn’t want it to end. It was so entertaining and well written. I really enjoyed how positive and uplifting it was.

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Wow

What a life and an inspirational story of mental hurdles to overcome to gain success within yourself.

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IMPRESSIVE WORK, Real and more than just a book.

If you think this books ISN'T for you, then you must listen to it!
I mean why would you listen to a book called Idiot from a Comedian?? That's the first thing I told myself when I heard of this book and I passed it.

I'm the kind of person who listens to Business and Health books. If I want to relax and listen to something entertaining, I'd listen to Big Magic from Liz Gilbert or Mythos/Heroes from Stephen Fry. But I've listened to those books about 20 times already and then 'Idiot' popped on my Audible feed again so... I played the preview. It was witty, funny and REAL.

Got the book and... OMG, I couldn't stop listening. I've actually finished it IN ONE GO! This book is REAL, authentic, funny, love Laura's voice acting. She shares it all, she is genuinely real and I loved it. It felt as if I was chatting to my bestie, one of those long good chats. It was VERY VERY VERY easy to listen to. Arguably one of the best entertaining and surprisingly wise books.

Great lessons out of it too. My favourite phrases: 'Stick to the Action, forget about the results', 'Be of service'.

Conclusion, if you think you're too good to listen to a book called Idiot from a Comedian because you have to make the most of your time. Always learning, researching and listening to business books when you get the time. Then, do yourself a favor and GET THIS BOOK! Otherwise, you'd be the idiot for missing out.

Laura, you are f* amazing. Thank you for letting up that fire. I didn't even know who you were before this and how I'm going to take the time to watch your videos and series. You amazing woman, you! 💪

That's it, that's all✌️

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I loved it!

Excellent book Laura, it made me laugh and cry. You truely are an inspiration what a fantastic life journey you have been on. When you first met Steven in the book I had the biggest smile on my face and was so excited! It was good to hear the story behind your life and about how you met Steven. Can’t wait to read your next book! Maybe you could even write a fictional comedy! Loved loved loved it 😁

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very real

very real and honest story about her life. i thoroughly enjoyed it. well done laura

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Inspirational, heart warming, funny & emotional

I have always had this love for Laura, and her videos have never failed to make me laugh. so when I found out she had written a book, I had to have it. Its made me laugh, cry, it's shocked and inspired me. It's just downright awesome amd so is Laura. Definitely give it a read/listen!

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Idiotically great!

An inspirational book for anyone that is dealing with addiction. And, well shiat, Laura is hilarious too. Good luck Laura and Stephen on your journey through life, you both are awesome.

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Awesome! Loved it!

Hilarious. Awesome. Loved it! Highly recommended. Laura is the best!! I enjoyed this book very much.

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LOVED IT!!!!

Even though it was serious subjects it was hilariously done.
Id read it again yep

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-09-2019

this book is written for everyone

I absolutely love it. a great book for anyone in recovery , she also narrates its great

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  • Eliza
  • 28-09-2019

Absolutely worth every penny, especially for HHS fans!

Laura is such a hilarious and beautiful soul, and beyond inspirational! I have been a huge fan of hers beginning with “Help Helen Smash” but didn’t know her backstory...what a roller coaster of challenges she has endured and overcome!!! Her story about her relationship with her family, trauma from abusive boyfriends, and long road of addiction to her transformed sobriety is so well written, and binge worthy. I listened straight through! Being able to listen to Laura tell her own story was priceless, I am so glad she chose to narrate it. Laura is just so witty and being able to hear her inflections, funny accents, comedic timing, as well as her occasional guest narrator was so special. If you are already a fan, there’s no way that you will not love Laura’s book!

If you aren’t a fan, go watch all of Laura’s amazing videos and then enjoy this truly well written and beautifully narrated audiobook.

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  • Melanie
  • 03-10-2019

fucking amazing!!!!

I fucking loved it so much omg !!! best book ever!!!! super fan mel 😊

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  • Lauren Stell
  • 14-10-2019

Honest and inspiring, couldn’t stop listening

Laura’s story is a beautiful story of how anyone is capable of change. It is a beautiful story of facing fears and addiction and coming out on the other side. So inspiring.

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  • Trinae Jones
  • 14-10-2019

Loved it!

I really enjoyed this book! She is a hilarious person and I’m so happy to get a snippet of her life. I can’t wait for more from her!

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  • emg
  • 14-10-2019

Much gratitude

A timely gift wrapped appealingly. A message I have heard before but needed to hear again in a very unique way. Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-2019

Amazing Read

I had no idea about your struggles Laura. You are amazingly brave, bold and beautiful. Congratulations on your sobriety and your success.

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  • karlie aldrich
  • 13-10-2019

Best book I’ve ever read!

I have never read a book that was so deep,real,funny and just overall so fricken great! I listened to this audible in just two days. Laura Clery you are amazing!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-2019

Freakin loved it!

This book was by far one of the best books I have read. I’ve been a fan of Laura for some time. Reading the book helps give me a full understanding of who Laura is and where she came from.

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  • Benae
  • 13-10-2019

I love her more!

Best book ever! This book literally tells you it’s okay to F*** up and work on fixing yourself. Whatever the battle you’re going through is, it will be okay and you are amazing! Thank you Laura!!