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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim | [David Sedaris]

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

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.
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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, 2004

"Sedaris' material (Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day) is never funnier than when he's reading it himself." (AudioFile)
"David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall is a rollicking comedic masterpiece....This recording will deservedly take its rightful place among the best comedy albums of our time." (AudiobooksTODAY.com)
"As uproarious as Sedaris is on the page, he's even funnier reading his wickedly jaundiced reflections. With brilliant deadpan timing, Sedaris is a charm." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Nicole Bagneux, France 10-28-10
    Nicole Bagneux, France 10-28-10
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    "Touching, if not always funny"

    This is classic David Sedaris. While there were only a couple of stories that did have me laughing out loud, those were the ones he does live with an audience, all of the stories told are touching, authentic, quirky, and at least put-a-smile-on-your-face amusing. While I can't quite rave about this audio book I certainly enjoyed it and would recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Sydney, Australia 06-25-12
    David Sydney, Australia 06-25-12
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    "Outrageously funny."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I do. David Sedaris' reading of an already great book furthers into the upper echelon of humor. His sardonic wit transfers very well in audio form; his inflections and comedic timing are spot on.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Giovanna
    Varberg, Sweden
    7/31/14
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    "Great entertainment"
    Would you listen to Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim again? Why?

    I would not listen to it again because no satire/comedy can be as enjoyable as the first time you listen/read to it. But for sure it has been a great entertainment.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The beauty of David Sedaris is to be able to tell everyday life events (which otherwise would be completely uninteresting) in a way to make them look incredible and almost unbelievable. If you think for a second you will feel that most of the things he talks about happen to everyone, but when he talks about them they look absolutely absurd.


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

    He reads the story putting passion and making you feel part of it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Why not. The only remark is that, even though as I said before David Sedaris adds passion to the stories he reads, he does not have a great voice. I find it annoying after a while so it would be hard to listen to it for more than 30/40 minutes at a time.


    Any additional comments?

    I really laughed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. J. Holmes
    Stroud UK
    7/7/14
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    "Put me to sleep"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I love DS but just found the monotony of his gravelly voice put me to sleep


    Has Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim put you off other books in this genre?

    Probably


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yadda yadda yadda. There were a few classic funnies tho


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim?

    V


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C
    BRISTOL, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "PERFECT EASY LISTENING"

    Delivered deadpan, this memoir is a joy. Very funny and evocative of time and place. Wonderfully read by David Sedaris himself. It's perfect easy listening, good to pick up as and when you can. Thoroughly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    12/23/12
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    "Funny looks on public transport"

    I made the mistake of listening to this for the first time on a long train trip. This caused a lot of embarrassment since it is genuinely laugh out loud funny! David Sedaris reads the essays himself and get the timing just right for maximum amusement.



    I first heard of him from a few readings he did on Radio 4. A couple of those essays are repeated here but there is more than enough unheard material to make this a worthwhile purchase.

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