This audiobook was the first David Sedaris work I'd read/heard. Count me in as a new fan. Sedaris' witty and biting commentary made me laugh out loud frequently. Purchase with caution: it took me a few chapters to settle into Sedaris' unique style and personality. Some may find it off-putting, but I loved it.
I would like to read the book, my sister in law read me a passage that I had forgotten and we both howled with laughter. Her reading was much more fun than David's!
Have someone else read it, but keep the live on stage sequences.
"Me Talk Pretty One Day" is hilarious, poignant, and absurd, and Sedaris is, as always, a stellar narrator. I absolutely loved it. I subtracted one star overall, because my favorite story form the book, "You Can't Kill the Rooster" was abridged out of it. Bummer. I would so love to hear David Sedaris read that one.
Sedaris' funniest work on audio, period. I've got it on tape, unabridged, and was looking forward to transefering it to my iPod. So disappointing! This is really missing whole chunks of great stuff. If you're new to Sedaris, it's a good start, no doubt; but "Live at Carnegie Hall" is probably even better. I listened at work and had my head on my desk I was laughing so hard.
As mentioned in the title of this review, the author's drab style of writing and narrating gets old about halfway through the book. At a certain point I felt like I was hearing the same story just in different settings with different characters over and over again.
No. I don't find his style entertaining anymore after this book.
This book was chosen after reading reviews and hearing that other reviewers thought this was Sedaris' best of the bunch of books; reportedly people would laugh out loud when listening to this book.
I dont get it. Not only did i not laugh, i think it wasnt funny at all. I listened to the first three stories and then had to put it away, thinking it was dull and drab and anything but funny unless you have some weird, flat humor gene. A week later i started into the next two stories, only to continue to be disappointed even more. Its painful. The expectations were that this was a brilliant book, it is anything but. Furthermore, the author is crude and does illegal and unethical things and we are supposed to think they are funny?
I wont buy another DS book.
i want my credit back on this one!
Among the best.
Very honest and endearing performance. I really enjoyed his stories and I really felt that I got to know his family.