I never fail to feel better and actually laugh out loud, no matter what my mood, after listening to David Sedaris. It's not just his voice - a pleasant monotone with a slightly nasal New York accent. It's not just his delivery - a slightly sarcastic, mocking, yet self deprecating and appreciative look at his merry band of unusual yet loveable family, friends and acquaintances. It is mostly his ability to help us laugh (out loud!) at ourselves, reflecting back to us the realization that we and our own families, friends and acquaintances are just crazy, funny, unusual and loveable. Thank you David!
I just love David Sedaris. He's quirky and hysterical.
However, I should have paid more attention to the details of the audiobook before downloading it. I didn't realize it was so short and was left wanting more.
Well, crying with laughter of course!
This was my first David Sedaris book and it has opened the flood gates! Such wit and personality comes through in his readings. I was horrified when it was over!
This is a must listen. Short, but very , very sweet!
The only cautionary tale I have is if you happen to listed to this while driving...because you WILL laugh at his essays. He is a total riot. I have loved everything I've even read/heard by him.
David Sedaris is maybe the most unique voice in American popular literature today. And hearing him read his own work is the best way to enjoy it. There is a bit on here regarding the Dutch version of the Santa story that makes me laugh out loud every time I listen (and I've listened a lot!). Buy this one.
Friends don't let friends listen to Sedaris and drive... He is wickedly funny providing drive off the roads giggles. Highly recommended!
Mildly funny. You've got to like gay humor, or have a New York state of mind. After listening once, I'd had enough. Even tho it's "live" it is still read by Sedaris. You can picture him sitting on this great stage reading his own book, and not performing it.