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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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    "Question of personal taste... I guess"

    I have never been a huge fan of the author. Already I'd skip his performances during This American Life. His voice, staccato, and intonation all irked me. (Sorry David)

    This book was selected as part of my bookclub. It took all my courage but I decided to give it a chance. I think it is just not my style if humour, of writting, of stories.

    Hopefully the rest of the readers in my bookclub will have a better experience with this book and author as I did.

    Seriously not one I recommend nor will repeat.

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    "Love David Sedaris?"

    This is one of my favorites narrated by him! Love the live stories too!

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    Melissa 04-06-15
    Melissa 04-06-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Love it!"

    Nobody reads David like David! His impersonations of his family are hilarious. I love his "YAWW"! I have listened to all of David's books several times over the years they still keep me in stitches.

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    "So funny!"

    I love the author's narration. If I read the book myself, it would be funny, but his cadence really makes it hilarious. I can't believe there are people aren't familiar with his work. They are missing out on a treasure.

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    Bryan Powell 03-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great!"

    I've read a few of David Sedaris's books ..Funny, quirky and interesting listening experiencE ..I enjoyed it from beginning to end😊

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    David Sedaris: sarcastic as shit, funny as hell, gay as the day is long. I love it!

    Musical transitions are kind of chintzy.

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    Autumn Odette Half Moon Bay, CA 03-10-15 Member Since 2014

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    Many parts were dry to me, but some sections were entertaining. I will still give another David Book a try

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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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