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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

Editorial Review

Discover how Laura Clery overcame poverty, lack of skills, and a cocaine addiction to thrive as a successful married woman who adopts rescue animals, practices yoga, and maintains a vegan lifestyle.

Idiot is a collection of essays on how Laura Clery traded in her old life for a new one. Her accounts go into gritty but frank details about everything from addiction to domestic violence. Yet somehow she manages to find the humour in every situation and shares her stories in a relatable, inspiring way.

To add to the realness of Idiot, this Audible audiobook is narrated by Laura Clery herself. With a clear voice and chatty, upbeat tone, Laura’s narration is less like a performance and more like hearing a friend share shocking but side-splittingly funny stories about her life over a coffee.

Yet Idiot is not Laura’s first brush with acclaim. Prior to creating this title, she built up a following by posting comedy sketches on Facebook and YouTube every day. All told, she has over two billion views and millions of followers.

Within just months of Idiot’s release date, Clery was nominated for an Audie Award in the Humor category. This title maintains impressively high ratings and has become a favourite for many.

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Amazing book

loved it! I had the option to buy the book or the audio book and when I saw that Laura had narrated the book herself I knew I had to go with the audio book just added so much more to the story!!

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From laughing to crying and back

This book was so much fun to listen to. Amazing story. Amazing presentation. Worth every minute of it.

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Must buy

Absolutely loved it, I laughed and cried along with Laura. I can’t wait until her next book comes out. I will buy anything she narrates. She’s a strong, real amazing woman

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Laura exceeds expectations again

funny, emotional, uplifting, asskicking truths, real life. It as it all, Laura is the exact kind of person who should be famous and her book is exceptional.

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A good listen!

I loved this book! Laura was a good narrator! Quite the eventful life she's lived. Thanks for sharing!

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Brilliant 👏

She is so real and relatable. couldn't stop listening. I am recommending this book to many friends.

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I loved this book. Very well read, which isn't surprising as it is read by the author. And the story is inspiring I finished it in a day.

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SO GOOD

Definately one of the best books I've read. You will not be disappointed. Funny, but serious, and so sad at times. You will feel it all.

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lovvvve this

I had so many emotions listening to this book. Can't wait for the second one

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Amazing and so much better than I expected

Not only does Laura Clery tell her story, including the good and bad, it is in true Laura fashion with accents and impressions in her audio reading. Honestly I think this is the best way to listen to it. Such a full experience and I feel like you’d miss her intonation and energy in the reading format. I do best with audiobooks tho :) great for anyone who likes Laura’s work or is a friend of bill (if u know you know) Thank you Laura

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  • 2020-02-05

So bad

I’m pretty sure I’m the only non-bot to review this book. I’m so confused how it has five stars.

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  • Eliza
  • 2019-09-28

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-01-15

I'm the "Idiot" for buying this!

SO, SO boring! If you want to listen to the tale of a self-entitled brat from suburbia, who had horrible parents and was basically rewarded in life for being an "Idiot" She talks in a promo about how "Brave and scared" she is if sharing her life, but then, makes excuses and jokes for her behaviors during the entire book. Even saying how "Fun," Mushrooms are...great Mom there....Honestly, I should've based my choice on her "sitcom" etc....I don't like it. I don't think you're "a piece of shit", I just do NOT enjoy your writing.

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  • sonia70
  • 2019-10-13

Couldn’t stop listening

I didn’t know what to expect when I decide to get this book. I would find myself taking the long route home every time so I could listen longer. I wish the book was longer. I loved listening to Laura read it to me. I also love how she shared her life’s journey with us. Congratulations, Laura, for your happiness!!!!

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  • tech investigator
  • 2020-07-14

Felt like an "idiot" for buying this book.

I average about one audible book a week or fifty a year. Although I listen to a wide variety of books many of the books I get are non-fiction and are inspiring stories about amazing people. This book is definitely not that. I got this based solely on the 4.9 ranking and I'm in utter disbelief that this is a true rating for this book. I'd never heard of this person before and knew nothing about her.

A half hour into the book I desperately wanted to pull the plug and stop listening, something I almost never do and rarely am compelled to do in the books I choose. I can only surmise that all these 5 star reviews are coming from others who are or were addicts and most likely her fans.

I've never watched or heard any of her comedy routines...nor do I ever care to. I found the juvenile use of the "f-word" in every sentence (often multiple times in the same sentence) to be repulsive. But her whole life prior to getting sober is pretty much repulsive. I kind of felt like I needed to shower after reading this. I didn't find one character in this book to be appealing or someone that I'd want to know.

Her reading it made it seem like the whole book was some kind of desperately exaggerated gutter comedy performance which had zero appeal to me. She does have a bit of talent doing character impersonations and accents and I'm glad for her that she seems to be on a better path than she was. Still, having spent money on this book, I feel like an "Idiot".

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  • Lauren Stell
  • 2019-10-14

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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  • karlie aldrich
  • 2019-10-13

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-14

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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  • Trinae Jones
  • 2019-10-14

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-10-15

Just perfect.

I simply loved this. Laura made me laugh and cry through her story, it was heartbreaking and hilarious. Just what i want from a book, it needs to make me feel and think. Amazing job from Laura!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-09-10

Merci ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I'm a Frenchy ans guess what ? Here is 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤣😉

Thank you for the sharing, I'm feeling grateful for having an insight view of addiction... non addict people like me won't ever understand what it is like; but I will try to keep educate mylself about it and try my best to support my soul mate

Great writing by the way
I will keep up with you on the next YouTube / Facebook / whatever episode

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  • Rackele
  • 2020-09-23

A rollercoaster of emotions!

Such an amazing story! I loved every part and binged listened to it. I was captivated. I actually downloaded the app just to listen to this story because I was teased on facebook and I needed to know the whole story! Was not disappointed. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2020-09-18

Amazing!

Fantastic book! First time I read a book from the author and it was just pure delight! Bravo Laura Clery!