This book is great for a laugh! David Sedaris is extremely imaginative and paints stories rich with emotion and imagery. The relationship between mother and son is touching in an unconventional way. By the end of the story you are left with a feeling that nothing is perfect, there is always hope and to get through the tough times you need open-mindedness and heart.
Very enjoyable listen read by the author. His family stories are touching and very funny. My favorite is the "Dutch Christmas Story". Great book to listen to on a long drive or walking the dogs!
This is the first of his books that I have read, and I plan to read more. A few of the stories are live recordings, and they seem to be even funnier because something is added when he has an audience. The next I read will be live. This is great for us heterosexuals who love our homosexual brothers and sisters. It brings insight into that world.... the drama and the hilarity.
This book is so funny, I laughed out loud. David Sedaris reads stories about his family and his boyfriend. The stories are unrelated and I listened to this over a few weeks. Very funny.
This is the first audiobook that I?ve listened to twice back to back.
I love the humor. It?s a dry, sarcastic, witty really intellectual humor that?s incredibly entertaining. The author?s insights into in to common everyday things will make you laugh out loud.
I?ve vowed to read (or at least listen to) all his books!
I read "Me Talk Pretty One Day" a few years ago and continue to enjoy his columns in The New Yorker. Who knew one family could be so interesting? This book is excellent as well. It's a book I'll probably listen to at least once a year until he comes out with another one.
If you're offended by a naked Barbie Doll on the cover of the book, then you're probably not reading the reviews of this book anyway, but on the off chance you ARE reading this:
If you are easily offended then you will be turned off by parts of this book, it gets a bit graphic at times.
And I agree with several of the above posters, he sounds depressed reading it.