©2000 by David Sedaris, All Rights Reserved; (P)2000 by Time Warner AudioBooks, A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
"At his best, he makes you laugh out loud, which indeed may be worth the price of admission." (The New York Times)
Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!
Not so good the biography part but I crack up listening to the live stand up shows!
Descriptions of his interactions with his dad/family.
His wry sense of humor. And he never cracks himself up...
David's reading and inflection.
his personal interpretation
living abroad...been there, done that
Sedaris revels in shock value that is not integral to the story. A bit too much for my taste.
I learned to read at the age of 3 and have never stopped. I will read just about anything I can get my hands on including a dictionary!
I was so happy with my purchase of David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day. It constantly made me laugh aloud or at least smile. I was very satisfied with his performance reading the book and also the length of the selection. Most people will be able to see a little of themselves in David's stories even if they don't really want to admit it! I especially liked the stories featuring his parents and his portrayal of them. I have and will keep on recommending this audiobook to everyone I know with no fear of reprisals in any way, shape or form. Happy Reading! :D
To me, it was when David's Dad found something in his suitcase and, after taking a bite of it, still could not figure out what the object was.
I have listened to David Sedaris frequently on This American Life radio podcast but, it was really nice to listen to him for as long as I wanted to instead of little snippets here and there.
Definitely made me laugh out loud many many times.
One day I wanna be seated next to David on a park bench sharing a cigarette surrounded by non smokers . . . . .
Great to listen to in the car. Very entertaining short stories.
Can't imagine another reader that could deliver this material as well as David Sedaris.
When he talks about his life in France and learning the language is amazing. The book is extremely funny but it also has some more sombre and serious notes, it sounds off putting, i know, but it added a pleasant balance that kept it from being tiring.
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David Sederis is funny without it needing to be actually said by him but inflection can be lost when the narration is handed over to someone else, him doing it makes it perfect. Less like someone is reading a book to you and more like someone is telling you a really great and well thought out story, its conversational.
I laughed so hard it almost made me cry.
This book is amazing, I have probably listened to it 30 times over and its still funny. Definatly worth the money.
If you want a great laugh, get this book. Side splittingly funny! I love the fact that David Sedaris is the narrator, because he gives it another dimension that I don't think I would have gotten had I actually read the book. He's awesome, the book is awesome. You will not be disappointed.
Very funny stories by the author read perfectly with intonations that keep you interested. For a first listen it serves as a great introduction to the world of Audiobooks and by the time you finish you will be thirsty for more.
Had to drive to Santa Barbara & back from the Bay Area. A 6 to 7 hour trip. What an enlightening way to spend my time. David Sedaris is a genius at writing and calling out our human nature. You will laugh and be touched by his insights.
What a great mix of proses and recorded stand-up comedy. I have been studying French and especially enjoyed David's stories of learning the language--so true. Just order two of anything and you do not need to know the 'gender' of the noun.
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