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.
In a small, peaceful town on the Equator, the sun always sets at 6, and a good audiobook is always the perfect evening companion.
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.
Laugh out loud funny. I had a hard time getting into the book years ago, but took a chance on the audio. Hear the author read the book makes it!
I identify with misfits, and this story is about an extreme misfit.
This audio book wouldn't have been as good had the author not narrated it himself. David Sedaris knows the exact speech nuances he is describing in his book, and he perfectly acts them out.
I was initially bothered because the book is a collection of short narratives rather than a full-length novel. I got over that fast. I listened to this book while at the gym; there were times I laughed so much I had to put the weights down.
Loved them both. I will reread this book and will always keep it in my collection.
David of course. He is so hilarious and self effacing. I love his wit, charm and sarcasm.
His personality really comes through in his narration although reading the book is really just as good. Take your pick.
I laughed and cried and told the stories to anyone that was in earshot as I finished them. I of course don't do them justice but can't help myself.
Love David Sedaris!