Whining isn't pretty.
Anything but Sedaris
This is the first audible download that I wish I had left on the server.
I enjoyed David's narration but the storyline held no interest for me.
I don't think so.
I enjoyed learning more about him and his family. The chapters that involved his family were the most interesting and enjoyable. Of course his humor is outstanding.
David - why not?!
Yes and this is as good as anything I've heard him do.
No. I actually enjoyed the break between chapters so that I could take time to enjoy each of them.
Nothing disappointed me. I was pleasantly surprised.
I had no expectations for this book, but was pleasantly surprised by the light humor in this book. It also made an enormous difference that it was narrated by the author. His intent with each story came through. I couldn't wait to listen to return to his narration.
Despite listening to much of the Sedaris body of work, I realized I'd never heard the one that for many was their introduction to him. "Me Talk Pretty One Day" does not disappoint, offering both studio and live-audience readings as only he can deliver. The man who has been called "the world's most eloquent malcontent" (Amazon.com) and "Garrison Keillor's evil twin" (Publishers Weekly) offers a wide-ranging collection of observation and introspection--invariably hilarious, often poignant. Includes fascinating stories about learning to live in a village in Normandy, and much more.
Yes I would recommend this audiobook
finding humor in some hard places
I thought it was read very well
no. but I never want that.
I would not try another David Sedaris book.
I was expecting a humorous story. I was disappointed.
He was ok, but I couldn't get into the stories.
Some of the stories were a little funny.
I'm sure it's enjoyable to others...it's just not my style.
I enjoyed listening to Sedaris reading his own book. Hearing his voice makes the experience very personal; especially in the beginning of the book.
The collection of stories were hilarious. He has an extraordinary ability to is able to make both the ordinary and the painful funny. Who knew learning french could be so funny? His off beat take on life is both entertaining and thought provoking. Not sure why I was surprized that he had such a dark and colorful past.
Two things really struck me. His ability to avoid words with the letter at such an early age. And at the end of his speech lessons. His realization that the "teacher" had tricked him and was really just mean.
The rythm of the stories is better. He gives the right pace to the stories, pausing at unexpected points. And of course his tone, he is able to convey the sarcasm or attitude of the various characters.
Guess I just don't have a David Sedaris funny bone.
An action adventure.
Whinny and nerdy.
A few laughs, but it got old. I actually loved the live performances!
Some stories were fantastic and real with sorrow, humor and honesty. His humor is different. Wanted to give him a try. May finish the read/listen eventually.