A couple of chapters left me in stitches, but I find his work to be far more entertaining when read than spoken. Many nuances difficult to appreciate with his reading.
Whiny. Bostonian. Condescending.
Eh... not so much.
I feel that it is, but I think it's because Sedaris narrates it himself.
His other books are pretty similar, I find his writing style unique so it's hard to compare.
His mother is hilarious, and makes me jealous of his childhood, but then again not so much.
Addiction, a journey. Though I think the title is way better.
Sedaris is a genius at making everyday life captivating, and childhood trauma funny and heart warming.
I've enjoyed reading Mr. Sedaris' previous works, and as a first audiobook I've listened to it, I found I quite enjoyed it.
I'm a voracious audiobook listener, rarely found without my iPod.
I really didn't give this one much of a try, so maybe this rating isn't fair. The audio is read by the author and I had a really hard time relating to him and his voice. I'll probably give this another shot at some point, but for now...it's not a favorite.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
Classic Sedaris with humorous stories that you can't help but laugh to. Not the best book to be listening to when you are trying to settle down for sleep while dealing with jet lag...
I highly recommend this book to any David Sedaris fan. However, if you have been guided to this author for the first time with promises of wall to wall giggles, then I would recommend starting with one of his earlier titles.
True, this book is not a laugh riot from start to finish. However, one of the most charming things about this author is his willingness to provide listeners with a view of the world through the context of his own internal monologue...in all its sublimely shameless subjectivity.
I appreciate the fact that some of the essays in this collection provide that world view with a tone that leans more towards solemn introspection than droll sarcasm. While we all endeavor to find the funny side of life, we are not always successful. Were Sedaris to only produce works that portrayed life as a perpetual comedy, they would begin to seem contrived, and therefore lose their charm.
Having said that, this collection contains all of the wit, humor, and satirical wisdom that Sedaris fans have come to cherish.
Say something about yourself!
I love everything sedaris does. leave the live NPR out of the audio book for filler. its not required. Dont get old and lazy, There is and endless supply of social commentary that David owes humanity. kdjrfiue kjiqre kjfiqjrh lkjqijwbq pqkjdqjwpiu
Devout reader. Teacher by trade, currently acting as executive assistant to the Centers of Attention, Harper and Quinn. Lucky wife and mom currently living as an expat in Shanghai, China.
Sedaris is wonderful as usual, and he brings his stories to life as he reads. A good choice when you need something to pick you up from a funk. If you have not read Sedaris before, know that his humor can sometimes come from serious places, so not for those looking for simply light fare.
This title is not my favorite by him, but it had me laughing and smiling along as I listened. I might have looked like an idiot, giggling to myself as I ordered coffee in the mornings.
The book got off to bit of a slow start, and I didn't particularly enjoy the first few chapters. However, it quickly gained momentum and had me laughing out loud.