listened to this gem a ew times to moutain and on road trip to pagosa from Seattle. laughed so hard a couple times woke up my sleeping pup in truck. great read. loved it.
Don't like bad narrators ruining good writing. To be fair, liking someone's voice is subjective but good narration has sensitivity, nuance, power and a rich understanding of the text. Minor pet peeve: narrators who've not researched foreign pronunciation or elevated English. Lazy!
How did I not discover David Sedaris earlier?! L-O-V-E !!! He has inspired me to start a journal.
Very rarely do you encounter an author who describes story with such intensity and humor as to make you laugh out loud to the point of tears with every novel. David Sedaris has once again made me a sputtering idiot trying to tell people your stories. I love every word you write!
I love to read and write books. I enjoy learning, laughing and growing (mentally and spiritually).
Amused me but didn't provide me with as much funny stuff as Me Talk Pretty One Day and others he has written before. There was more just shaking my head in amazement than laughter.
He is hysterical as always. I grow to like him more with every book, and particularly love hearing him perform his own work. Can't wait to listen to the next one on my list.
British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.
I have discovered the cure for 'the blues'. Read/ listen to the writing of David Sedaris for a minimum of 3 hours daily and your mood will elevate to the point of pure hysteria.
My only criticism is that Audible.com carries plenty of Sedaris's work but so much of it is abridged. Frankly I avoid abridged like the plague as I prefere 'the works'.
This book should carry a warning "DO NOT LISTEN OR READ TO THIS IN PUBIC PLACES AS YOU MAY END UP BEING COMMITTED!". I know of no one who can read his work and can get through a chapter without 'loosing it' due to uncontrollable fits of giggles and loud 'guffaws'!
I especially adore the interjections of David's live performance. Personally I feel that the only people who could not love this book are actually 'dead from the neck up'.
Do yourself a favor, make that cocoa, pull out a large blanket and start listening. Oh Boy you are in for a special treat especially as it is read by the author himself!
I recently saw David Sedaris perform a book reading and I never thought that listening to his books would be as good. However, I was wrong. I found my self laughing out loud and musing to his questions that he ask himself. This book is hilariously clever and leaves you looking at the people around you in a very different way. It is a must read..or listen.
Loved hearing the essays in Sedaris' voice made them come alive.
Absolutely. I love his writing anyway, but something in his delivery just adds an extra layer of enjoyment.
I can see myself skipping to my favorite sections on a bad day to help my mood.