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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Audiobook
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Written by: 
David Sedaris
Narrated by: 
David Sedaris
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Audiobook

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

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Publisher's Summary

In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives, a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

©2004 David Sedaris; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Humor and Short Stories/Collections, 2005

"In his latest collection, Sedaris has found his heart. This is not to suggest that the author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and other best-selling books has lost his edge. The 27 essays here include his best and funniest writing yet....What emerges is the deepest kind of humor, the human comedy." (Publishers Weekly)
"Sedaris is a careful writer, with a no-muss, no-fuss style that rarely misfires." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Sedaris' piquant essays are as meticulously honed and precisely timed as the best stand-up comic routines, which is, of course, what they are....Sedaris, openly gay, nervy as a tightrope walker, sharply hilarious, teasingly misanthropic yet genuinely compassionate, has a unique ability to supply exactly the right details to bring every funny, awkward, ludicrous, painful, horrible real-life moment into harrowingly crisp focus....He is mesmerizing." (Booklist)
"Sedaris has a satirical brazenness that holds up next to Mark Twain and Nathanael West." (The New Yorker)

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    Ann-Michael B. Houston 03-06-15
    Ann-Michael B. Houston 03-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Just thinking about this makes me LOL!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Sedaris' wry wit is laugh-out-loud hilarious!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David Sedaris; I want to be his friend.


    What does David Sedaris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice and inflections really enhance his stories. I'd tried to read this in the past and grew a bit bored. But I was hooked the moment I heard his voice and dry description of his non-TV-watching neighbors.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm immediately adding everything he's ever done to my queue!

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    Andrew Rocklin, CA, United States 01-28-15
    Andrew Rocklin, CA, United States 01-28-15
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    "Sederis is the master!"

    I could not be more happy with this or any other of David Sederis's fantastically witty, painfully honest book! Thumbs up!

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    Blaine Arizona 01-20-15
    Blaine Arizona 01-20-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Such a talent"

    I really enjoyed seeing David in Arizona. Reading his books are one thing. Hearing the words from him, layered with the intent with which they were written, was prodigious. Thank you David. 😄

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    Karen Smith WOODS CROSS, UTAH, US 01-11-15
    Karen Smith WOODS CROSS, UTAH, US 01-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Did not even finish, it was so bad."

    Do not waste your time on this one. Wow! poor all the way around. Too bad because I was looking forward to some laughter.

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    azmom 01-08-15
    azmom 01-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Deliciously funny in a classic Sedaris way"

    As silly and irreverent as ever, this is one of DS's best collections of stories about his endearingly dysfunctional family. It's a classic made even even better by getting to hear it read in his own voice. Every chapter made me laugh out loud. It's not often that I reread or listen to a book more than once. This is one I will enjoy over and over.

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    Yodelaheho 12-30-14
    Yodelaheho 12-30-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Almost drove off the road laughing"
    Would you listen to Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim again? Why?

    Danger!! Don't listen to while driving. You may end up in a ditch from laughing too hard!
    This and Holidays on Ice are fantastic!


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    Timothy W. 11-20-14
    Timothy W. 11-20-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Depressing yet entertaining"
    Would you listen to Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim again? Why?

    Yes, one almost has to absorb everything


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim?

    The entire book


    Have you listened to any of David Sedaris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Most all of David's books are great, some humor, some tears and a lot of soul searching


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julia 10-24-14
    Julia 10-24-14 Member Since 2015

    British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.

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    "WARNING: Listen to this alone!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim to be better than the print version?

    No way. As ever this is a performance piece.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Again As with David Sedaris's books I was there. I was in his pocket 'in' France, 'in' the haunted bedroom, 'with' his family.


    What does David Sedaris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His picture imagery which is enhanced by his unique voice inflections


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes. When David was trying to drown the injured mouse and the fashion starved tourist was looking for a 'willage'.


    Any additional comments?

    Another 'must read' from David Sedaris. FIVE stars all the way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Etheridge Tucson, AZ USA 07-16-14
    Julie Etheridge Tucson, AZ USA 07-16-14

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    "Well Worth It"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Sedaris has a way to bring his audience right into the action. It is masterful how little exposition he gets away with. One professor I had in college described a way to tell the height of craft in a writer by how well they can introduce and describe the being of a character in one sentence. Sedaris uses this throughout, perhaps my favorite was one involving his sister and a dog in a car accident.


    What does David Sedaris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Having it read by David Sedaris is a huge plus. He makes it a performance and it's a delight to hear the accents, the emphasis, and the tones as he intended.


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    kircur 05-23-14
    kircur 05-23-14 Member Since 2016
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    "First Audible Book I've Returned"

    It's a perfectly well written book, and maybe it would be funny if I read it and could put my own spin on it in my head (though I really doubt this), but the combination of these very bleak stories -which Sedaris DOES NOT highlight the humor in- and his delivery in reading them just makes the book dark as opposed to darkly funny. I bought it because I was looking for dark humor, instead I just found dark and really, really sad. Do we have any indication from Sedaris that he intended this to be funny? I just can't believe he did. I just wanted to caution others to listen to a sample if you are looking for a laugh because you might not find it here.

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