His unabashed reveal
The neighborhood in France
the ability to laugh at himself
I did not care for the level of detail in the quit smoking stories.
this was not one of David's best but as a whole I would buy more and continue to listen.
This was my first audible listen and took me some time to convert from an avid book reader to a listener.Once I got into the cadence of David Sedaris' telling of these stories, I really enjoyed them and laughed out loud on many occasions. I will listen to this again.
Hugh. The cab driver. The cranky lady on the airplane....the list goes on.
As most of my favourite scenes weren't PG, I dare not write those here. Suffice it to say, if I ever meet Mr. Sedaris I will ask him if his sister still owns 'that' magazine.
32 year old female in the DC area with a terribly long commute and high standards for my audiobooks... I like science fiction, science, instructional, and humorous novels.
I really enjoyed how this book flowed. Sometimes his collections of stories have a tendency to be just that: a collection of stories. This book flowed incredibly well and more than once made me laugh aloud.
Say something about yourself!
All of Sedaris is wonderful, especially when you can hear him read it. Thank God for Sedaris and for Audible.
I saw and heard him at a reading. Waited for 2 hours for an autograph. Would have waited for 4. He is a curious guy who makes everyone he meets feel special. He is interested in everyone and in everything. I think that quality makes him such a pitch-perfect author. Wow. I am so often just amazed at his ability. When, of course, I am not doubled over in laughter.
Get this title and then sit back and relax.
David Sedaris is one of the funniest writers of our time. I laughed out loud many times during this book and revisit it often for a pick-me-up. If you don't like Sedaris, you won't like this. If you like Sedaris, you will love this book.
I would not listen to this book a 2nd time because the charm of the story is the unique way in which Sedaris' outlook on life is communicated. Once that perspective is heard, the surprise is lost.
I would not have changed a thing.
I thouroughly enjoyed hearing the author;s tale in his own owrds and inflections.
No, I probably wouldn't listen to this again. I never listen to anything twice.
I would compare Tina Fey's
How David portrays his father is the funniest ever.
Yes! David Sedaris never fails to make me giggle.
David's portrayal of his neighbor Helen was priceless, as was his description of the complex relationship that developed between them. Funny and perversely heart-warming, I will definitely go back to listen to this in the
David has a unique voice, literally and figuratively. I have listened to him for years on
There are so many that I can't pick one. David generously flaunts his vulnerability - trying too hard to impress or portray a certain image - that it is endearing, touching and very
I dont like these people. i'd chew my leg off to escape them. thankfully, i just click delete. if you find yuppie mentality interesting & amusing--this book is for you, but if you find that culture to be shallow, boring & even offensive, save your money.