©2004 David Sedaris; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks
"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)
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.
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.
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.
Yes! Sedaris' wry wit is laugh-out-loud hilarious!
David Sedaris; I want to be his friend.
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.
I'm immediately adding everything he's ever done to my queue!
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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