Short, Simple, No Spoilers
If you're unfamiliar w/David Sedaris, start with this or any of his books. He writes in a simple prose essay format with humor sprinkled throughout. Everyday familial situations become hilarious stories and I can only imagine his family dodging his calls and visits less they end up as foddor for his writing.
In this collection, he introduces his redneck brother, Rooster; the sly mother returns; his practical, pragmatic father weighs in; and we hear more about his rebellious sister and her unkempt, breezy lifestyle. Of course he shares insights on his relationship w/Hugh. You'll laugh throughout and even feel a little sad at how he can encapsulate moments of pure clarity at the unfairness of life. A must read if you enjoy humorous prose.
Any parent with a shred of a sense of humor will find this book to be a veritable hoot. Being narrated by Sam Jackson; priceless.
This is my first Sedaris book and chuckled throughout. The book isn't a straightforward novel, but a compilation of different events/periods in his life coupled with live performances. It's deeply reflective and humorous in a subtle manner. Highly recommend and can't wait to download his other titles.
OK. If you don't listen to TESD on a regular basis I have two things to say: First, why? Second, buckle up.
Incredibly hilarious retelling of a number of fairy tales. Walt, Bry, and Q (can't forget Sunday Jeff) are all in rare form. I couldn't breathe I was laughing so hard.
That being said, if you aren't familiar with these guys, you may be in for a rude awakening. They are incredibly inappropriate and foul mouthed, which I love. But may not be everyone's cup of tea.
Great job boys.