I've enjoyed all the others, but can't give this more than 3/5. I found the stories a tad boring, and found myself giggling a lot less than in others.
I first heard Sedaris' Live at Carnegie Hall, and since then can't get enough of him. Because this book was so short, I almost didn't buy it. I'm so glad I did! David and Amy should team up on more narrations... she added hilarious voice to hilarious writing. I recommend it as one of my favorites.
It's hard to compare David Sedaris to anyone.
I have all of his books, and audio books. I can't imagine anyone else reading his works. Her has a wonderful voice, and great comedic timing.
It made me laugh, and it had beautifully heart breaking moments, followed by David's sense of humor that brought levity to the sad, sometimes depressing moments. This book is about a real persons life after all. How can you not have moments both up and down?
He has a way of making the mundane momentous, and the weird and unusual seem completely normal and acceptable. It's always funny, and a bit sad at times, but I find I walk away learning something about myself by the time the book ends. As far as I'm concerned that says more about David Sedaris' books than any review I could give.
I liked everything about this book!
Amy's impersonation of her parents, Ya-Ya was outstanding!
It was quirky. It was heart felt. It was everything you expect when you buy a David Sedaris book. I felt it was all over the place and hard to follow, but overall it was a nice, quick "listen."
Put everything in chronological order instead of continuing to snap back to childhood stories.
Audible clearly labeled this book as abridged but I missed that designation. David Sedaris was as funny and reflective as ever. I enjoy the fact that he reads his own work. I was disappointed that it was abridged - but that was my own fault.
Absolutely! David Sedaris is hilarious!
The only other book that comes to mind is Elna Baker's "The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir" (yes, I totally had to look up that excruciatingly long, simultaneously memorable and forgettable title). They are only similar in that they are both humorous and touching, and very relatable memoirs; obviously, the details are quite different.
No, I have only listened/watched them separately. I always enjoy David Sedaris performances; I really loved the quirky "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk," and "Naked" is just as entertaining. I really appreciate Amy's collaboration, as well.
I have laughed quite a bit. Out loud. In a quiet room (because I'm listening on ear buds). Yeah, thanks to David Sedaris, I sometimes have to explain a loud, ill-timed laugh.
My daughter loved this! She is now a confirmed David Sedaris fan. She was waiting to pick me up at an airport. The flight was delayed almost 2 hours and she didn't mind, she was laughing so much.
Davis Sedaris writes with a mixture of exaggerated descripton and a hint of self-deprecation that manages to be always humorous. In Naked he tells one of my favorite Sedaris stories--the visit to the nudist trailer park.
Sedaris' mother navigates an awkward school life for him by her dead-on imitations of his tics, in addition to other great stories regarding his struggles with OCD, and the realization that he is gay.
The most moving art for me was the stories of his sister's wedding where the family dealt with the realization that their mother had cancer and that she was going to die. The strain that death puts on relationships that have existed for t=our entire lives is a difficult notion to pinpoint but here Sedaris does it beautifully.