©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)
Sedaris' funniest work on audio, period. I've got it on tape, unabridged, and was looking forward to transefering it to my iPod. So disappointing! This is really missing whole chunks of great stuff. If you're new to Sedaris, it's a good start, no doubt; but "Live at Carnegie Hall" is probably even better. I listened at work and had my head on my desk I was laughing so hard.
As mentioned in the title of this review, the author's drab style of writing and narrating gets old about halfway through the book. At a certain point I felt like I was hearing the same story just in different settings with different characters over and over again.
No. I don't find his style entertaining anymore after this book.
This book was chosen after reading reviews and hearing that other reviewers thought this was Sedaris' best of the bunch of books; reportedly people would laugh out loud when listening to this book.
I dont get it. Not only did i not laugh, i think it wasnt funny at all. I listened to the first three stories and then had to put it away, thinking it was dull and drab and anything but funny unless you have some weird, flat humor gene. A week later i started into the next two stories, only to continue to be disappointed even more. Its painful. The expectations were that this was a brilliant book, it is anything but. Furthermore, the author is crude and does illegal and unethical things and we are supposed to think they are funny?
I wont buy another DS book.
i want my credit back on this one!
Among the best.
Very honest and endearing performance. I really enjoyed his stories and I really felt that I got to know his family.
Say something about yourself!
i love all his work. what more can one say? to make a minimum of 15 words and 25 characters? you either agree with my tastes or you dont? i guess this is our rights as Americans? stop buy if you want to try and chop off my hands. Nice touch with the hand chopping thing. ill continue on next review for filler.
I definitely would and have recommended this book. I have read a lot of his books and was just as amused with this one.
The most memorable moments is when he writes about his fathers reactions and cariing about his sister's looks.
His openness and complete honesty.
Yes if t were possible, but I enjoyed the bits of listening spread out through the days
There were too many missing chapters and no one ever contacted us about how to correct it.
Loved all of them.
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