The book really wasn't what I thought it was going to be. I'm not blaming anyone but myself because I probably just made a quick decision on the purchase without researching it properly. It's mainly an autobiography. So if you really want to know about David Sedaris, this is your book. I will say that at times it was quite humorous. Mr. Sedaris's stand-up comedy which he places in the book from time to time is probably the best part. His speaking ability lends itself great to the stage but is rather to droll for the book. But again it could have just been the content of the book wasn't very appealing to me.
Mother and catlover
I would listen to it again. David Sedaris is always good for a laugh. His wry humor that respects no one and nothing is both fun and liberating.
Not only would I be willing to try another book by him, but I own as many as I have seen. He's a kick.
Probably not. In my opinion, his voice is annoying to listen to. It might be worth it if it were a little funnier.
Sure, maybe, if you're bored. It's vaguely entertaining, but really it's just one person's thoughts on random aspects of life. I guess after a certain number of books, people run out of things to talk about.
His performance was fine. I appreciated his use of southern accents when appropriate. His voice is just a little annoying and hard to get used to.
Oh god no.
There were parts of it that were good. My favorite parts were the stories about him living in France and Paris, and his French class.
Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!
Not so good the biography part but I crack up listening to the live stand up shows!
Descriptions of his interactions with his dad/family.
His wry sense of humor. And he never cracks himself up...
David's reading and inflection.
his personal interpretation
living abroad...been there, done that
Sedaris revels in shock value that is not integral to the story. A bit too much for my taste.
I learned to read at the age of 3 and have never stopped. I will read just about anything I can get my hands on including a dictionary!
I was so happy with my purchase of David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day. It constantly made me laugh aloud or at least smile. I was very satisfied with his performance reading the book and also the length of the selection. Most people will be able to see a little of themselves in David's stories even if they don't really want to admit it! I especially liked the stories featuring his parents and his portrayal of them. I have and will keep on recommending this audiobook to everyone I know with no fear of reprisals in any way, shape or form. Happy Reading! :D
To me, it was when David's Dad found something in his suitcase and, after taking a bite of it, still could not figure out what the object was.
I have listened to David Sedaris frequently on This American Life radio podcast but, it was really nice to listen to him for as long as I wanted to instead of little snippets here and there.
Definitely made me laugh out loud many many times.
One day I wanna be seated next to David on a park bench sharing a cigarette surrounded by non smokers . . . . .
Great to listen to in the car. Very entertaining short stories.
Can't imagine another reader that could deliver this material as well as David Sedaris.
When he talks about his life in France and learning the language is amazing. The book is extremely funny but it also has some more sombre and serious notes, it sounds off putting, i know, but it added a pleasant balance that kept it from being tiring.
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David Sederis is funny without it needing to be actually said by him but inflection can be lost when the narration is handed over to someone else, him doing it makes it perfect. Less like someone is reading a book to you and more like someone is telling you a really great and well thought out story, its conversational.
I laughed so hard it almost made me cry.
This book is amazing, I have probably listened to it 30 times over and its still funny. Definatly worth the money.