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.
No. Good listen once, but more serious material than usual.
The interweaving of dialogue as performed by Sedaris and his sister.
I usually prefer listening to David solo, but use of Amy's voice really enhanced these essays.
Don't want to be a spoiler, but there more bittersweet moments in these tales than David generally delivers.
Get ready to laugh..out loud..where ever you are listening. Just nod and smile at the weird looks you will get if you are listening in public.
I would rank Naked towards the bottom of the books I have listened to lately.
It is just a funny feel good book, a good break from anything serious. I really quick read, I listened to it in one day.
David just has such an annoying voice that anyone would have been better.
Sure. It's funny
Sedaris' complete awareness of the events that are happening around him.
Listening to their visit to their grandmother's house was a scream.
When the family were all in a hotel, all in their own little worlds.
Really funny, makes you think and can break your heart.
Naked is a wonderful autobiography. the story is funny, enlightening and above all entertaining.
i loved that David and his sister where part of the performance, it makes it more real
only negative thing i have to say is that it is abridged, and it missed a lot if important chapters originally in the book.
David Sedaris is a wonderful comic writer. But for heavens' sake, why would you sell a book of short stories as one long file?
I listened to this on a long trip. Not only did it keep me awake, but it kept me looking for rest stops, since I thought I might pee myself from laughing so hard.
It's great to listen to the author reads their own words, even better when they have their tallented sister to perfect the family dynamics of the dialog and immitate the voices of their childhood characters.
In the case of David Sedaris, listening to him is the kind of relationship I have already developed, and therefore - I'm connecting from word one.
I wish they produced an unabridged version of the book. When comparing it to the book, the stories just had pieces of great dialog trimmed off of them... too bad.
Loved his mom....