I love David Sedaris, I have several of his books and I love his wry, dry sense of humor. I always enjoy hearing him read and I think, in this case, he seemed to be enjoying himself. I thought it was too short and not really price appropriate. But I laughed and enjoyed what was there.
Ahhhhh, it feels so good to laugh that much. I loved it. His live readings are always so special, and that's what all of these are. I just wish it were about 10 times longer !!!! Such a tease you are, David. Be assured he has many other books, every one of which are great. He would be a cool friend to have....always laughing.
This feels rushed out in time for Christmas. The five stories aren't very long especially considering one of them is just random snippets from his diary. I wished the publisher had waited unitl he had a whole book. That said, listening to Sedaris live adds a lot to the stories.
Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.
You'd have to be a HUGE David Sedaris fan to be happy with this purchase.
But wait a minute - that's wrong. Being a HUGE David Sedaris fan is what made me hate this purchase. Because I've already heard/read everything in it on This American Life or in the New Yorker. And I've listened to his great stuff often enough to know that this is all very much his B game.
So only buy this if you don't like David Sedaris at all.
Or wait til Audible comes to its senses and sells it for $4.95. It has a pleasure content similar to that of a Mocha Grande so I think that price is fair.
But 14 bucks is just stupid.
I was left with an extra credit and used it on this short collection of stories by Sedaris -- I laughed all the way through and my only complaint was that I wish it hadn't ended so soon.
Sedaris is one of the most intelligent and sly humorists out there, and is best appreciated when he's reading his own material.
Makes me smile.
Just about all of it.
On par with other perfrormances.
Please keep the stories coming Mr. Sedaris.
This book is hilarious. Absolutely a good time
Ignorance Abroad. I have shared it with my dad-- who was not a David Sedaris fan-- and other family members and they all loved it!
I dislike most things "live." With his readings the back round laughter is not annoying-- but adds to the mood of his readings. LOVE IT
DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS AUDIO BOOK IN PUBLIC.
I laughed so hard that I snorted and almost wet my pants.
You have been warned.