The once-funny Sedaris has become a bitter, mean-spirited old man.
Early Sedaris books are much better
I'm an audiobook narrator and I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Happy to share my thoughts on books I've enjoyed.
So amazingly good
David Sedaris is able to take the everyday and wring every little bit of humor out of it.
David's tone and attitude add a multitude of layers to the stories.
Oh What A Life
Love, love, love David Sedaris. You cannot go wrong with this book.
And in that title, I mean watching Jordan play in his prime; and yes, play basketball in his prime. Hearing Sedaris read his own work makes all the punchlines work. And if there's anything funnier than Pimsler languages poking fun at themselves at the end, I don't know what it is.
It's hardly fair, right? I mean, I'm pulling for Sedaris to be awesome from the start. _Me Talk Pretty One Day_ was damn near a religious moment in my life. I love how totally, unrelentingly hard Sedaris is on his characters. It makes me as a reader care for them so much.
Sedaris himself. Certainly not that pretty boy Hugh.
Absolutely! The stories, like all of Sedaris'' best work are both humorous and thought provoking. Nothing is better than when he reads his own work.
Me Talk Pretty One Day - because it's one of my favorites and this book reminds me of it in both tone and quality.
No one, and I mean no one, can read his work like he can. There's a reason why his book tours where he reads stories are so popularly attended,
You'll laugh, you'll cry from laughing, and you'll laugh some more.
I don't believe in God and I'm a liberal but this wasn't a fun read. The last few essays left a bad taste in my mouth. It's like he's gearing his writing towards teenagers who don't have a clue. I don't read Sedaris to get upset about conservatives, but to laugh at the misery of his life and how he tells the story.
very short atte..
This book is a series of short pieces, not so much a story.
David Sedaris plays himself perfectly. Nobody else could.
Yes, but I drive a lot.
The only thing missing is an album length impersonation of Billy Holiday.
This is the book that got me into Audible on the way from Massachusetts to Maryland. I was so engrossed in listening I missed my turn off the George Washington Bridge and ended up being lost for awhile. I love listening to David Sedaris read his own work, the stories come to life when you hear the emotion in his voice.
The last chapter was lame. I didn't think that it fit the rest of the book.
Very funny with sad moments of the author telling stories about his everyday life.
I would, depending on the topic. I learned that Sedaris has a distinctive viewpoint, which could lead to an interesting book...possibly.
This book didn't give any consistent outstanding lines, but some parts really made me laugh. I forced myself through chapter 19 and 20, but after chapter 21, I skipped through and couldn't sit through. I understood the author's point, but extremism, no matter what position, really turns my interests sour.
I would. I think he was the best person to narrate his book.
The extremists at the end...
I think this author is capable of enjoyable, random humor, but this piece does not demonstrate any ability. I don't regret buying this book, but I wouldn't recommend.
When it comes to David Sedaris's work, I'm definitely a teletubby listener ("Again! Again!"). I have nearly all of his audible books and have been sharing them with my family and friends for years. We always enjoy re-listening to his work, and this will be no exception. Don't hesitate.