Honestly, this guy had a funny funny life. My favorites are the readings in front of a live crowd, you can tell the crowd is thinking the same thing. Please give me more live recordings!!!
I didn't find this book as funny as many of your other reviewers; especially the section about his life as a heavy drug user.
I heard from friends that the book was hilarious, so I decided to purchase it on Audible. It's even better than the book, I dare guess, as the narrator's voice is the author himself. His delivery is perfect and his writing is witty. Don't miss this one!
I was looking around for a neat book and everyone was buying this one...must be good. No, it was great. There is just something about the way he reads it. He writes alot how I think and it really inspired me to write a book. That book has now turned into a independent-type film I'm working on. A great author inspires others...thank you David.
Sedaris writes well and the dead pan delivery is perfect. But the stories of a gay boy growing into manhood are filled with pain. The author has developed the ability to present them in a humorous way, but that does not take away the pain. After a while you stop laughing and just feel the anguish the author must have felt. The value of this book depends on what you're looking for. If you just want to laugh without the pain, the bizarre and the scatological, I would try to find a different book.
I listen to audiobooks egen I am running and this book killed me! Sometimes I had to stop, I could not catch my breath because the book made me laugh! I really enjoyed it, easy listening with a fantastic performance from the author himself. Everyday essays with a humoristic twist!
This book was laugh out loud funny all the way through. I can't wait to listen to another of his books.