Very funny stories by the author read perfectly with intonations that keep you interested. For a first listen it serves as a great introduction to the world of Audiobooks and by the time you finish you will be thirsty for more.
Had to drive to Santa Barbara & back from the Bay Area. A 6 to 7 hour trip. What an enlightening way to spend my time. David Sedaris is a genius at writing and calling out our human nature. You will laugh and be touched by his insights.
What a great mix of proses and recorded stand-up comedy. I have been studying French and especially enjoyed David's stories of learning the language--so true. Just order two of anything and you do not need to know the 'gender' of the noun.
This guy has the knack for making the most obscure details of life funny. My favorite are the conversations during his French classes. It was great.
David Sedaris is in top form for this book. I laughed so hard driving that I literally almost had an accident. I highly recommend this one!
If you like his books, you'll love hearing him read them! I LOVE his adventures with speech therapy and of course the family escapades. I can keep listening to stories on this over and over when I need a laugh.
Found myself laughing out loud in public and grinning like a fool. My first full-length Sedaris piece, and definitely not my last. This was a joy to listen to. I love his dry wit and ability to laugh at himself as much as he laughs at those around him. In pointing out his own weaknesses, he shows his brilliance with a very unique command of language. Though I'm sure he could do stand-up comedy, I love hearing it in this form and knowing that the writer himself is performing the reading.
In a small way it reminds me of a hilarious version of the voice in "The Wonder Years" t.v. show...
Buy this and many more by him - I know I will!
I read Me Talk Pretty and for some reason it was not as funny as hearing it on tape. The Audio Version is so much funnier! David Sedaris's voice makes it more personal and adds more hilarity.
I listened to this book on the plane. Every minute, I would burst out laughing and all the passengers would look at me.