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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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    Jennifer Jones 06-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny"

    This was a great book to listen to at work and on the road, and gave you a real feel for his life. He didn't embellish or leave out embarrassing truths we all feel at times.

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    Allen Laseter 06-07-15
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    "Incredible writing and performance"
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    The stories and wonderfully written and masterfully read by David Sedaris, but the transitional musical elements seemed so incredibly awkward most of the time. The poignancy of some of the stories are tainted by goofy, heavy handed music that fades in at the end and often doesn't seem to match the mood of the words. Still a great listen despite this.

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    Virginia 05-24-15
    Virginia 05-24-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Listened to it twice"

    David Sedaris is one of my favorite authors and narrorators. His books and essays are always a great mix of complex human emotion and experience. The only thing that caught me off guard is that I had already heard two of the stories from previous books, but that didn't stop me from listening to this book twice and loving it each time. Thanks for the hours on enjoyment, David!

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    Amanda 05-20-15
    Amanda 05-20-15 Member Since 2014

    I ❤️ Audiobooks!

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    What did you love best about Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim?

    David Sedaris has a wickedly dry sense of humor, and the fact that he is the one reading makes it SO much better. I laughed and laughed, and sometimes I thought "is he serious or is that a joke?"


    Have you listened to any of David Sedaris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to When You Are Engulfed In Flames and I like this book better. It's a great intro to the author and gives some context for his books.


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    C. 05-12-15
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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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    Amazon Customer 04-14-15 Member Since 2017
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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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    Pat Kocher-Cowan 03-20-15 Member Since 2012
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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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    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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    Axel 03-16-15
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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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