My time was well spent listening to this audio book because it provided a great soundtrack to my daily commute, which would otherwise be spent avoiding eye contact with pan-handlers and crazies.
Yes. His work is usually quite funny and relevant. And the material is not so engrossing that you'd get hit by bus while listening.
I loved "Me Talk Pretty One Day." It was laugh out loud funny. Unfortunately, I found this book a regurgitation of material I've heard before. It's not his best work, nor is it his worst. If you are unfamiliar with Sedaris' work, I'd suggest listening to this, otherwise it's old hat.
No. This would not translate to screen. These are merely sketches and not fleshed out stories.
I enjoyed every minute of this book, you will too. Sedaris is a genius in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.
The wide range of life David Sedaris has lived and writes about can only be imagined by most. The tales of his life bring out emotions which are usually kept well in check. Whether seeking parental approval, looking for the perfect Christmas gift, or being the trash man in his neighborhood, David brings the awkward into real life and gives the listener an adventure.
no one is funnier than david seders...i love his voice, i love him telling the stories..i laughed out loud....at work...
I read the book first but really enjoy listening to DS read his work. This is a good addition to my library.
Probably not. I'd recommend his other stuff much more highly. This book is a little dark.
The narration did not need improvement IMO.
I could have skipped this one but I'm glad I gave it a chance.
Near the top. It is so funny and dead on that it makes you think as well as laugh. There is always something we can personally relate to in each story.
His bizarre perspective on the simple things of life.
The scene with the pygmy .
His obvious love for his father...yet poking fun at him every chance he gets.
This is classic Sedaris. If you are just being exposed to this author, this is probably not the place to start. Read some of his earlier works first. Get to know him. So by the time you come back to this book, it will be like running into an old friend. You'll be happy to hear from him again and he'll have a lot of funny, interesting stories to catch you up on.
the Amtrak bar car story
his hilarious unpretentious take on the world.
making a movie of this book would be such a mistake
The only thing better than reading David Sedaris is listening to david Sedaris reading his own words
As any reader of the New Yorker knows, not all of Sedaris' musings prompt nods, snickers or giggles. Several of these pieces seem more diary entries than anything a larger audience might respond to. Publisher: "What haven't we printed yet?" The best of these pieces are performed live to adoring audiences, and work best.
I thought the first chapter was ok and the french dentist story hilarious. Then it died and just got depressing. I know times have changed, but I didn't really enjoy hearing the stories from his youth.