Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal,... show more
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? 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.
Publish date: May 31st 2005
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
David Sedaris is the kind of author that makes me get all of his books before I finish the first. Witty, funny and a little sad. It makes me appreciate my family even more.
This is too funny to read in a library or on an airplane. Be prepared to ROTF and LOL
Thank God for David Sedaris' humor. This book helped pull me out of the funk I was in after reading Missoula. I love his dry and self deprecating humor and while I don't like this one as much as Me Talk Pretty One Day I still really enjoyed this.
Classic Sedaris. This collection focuses a lot on his family, as well as domestic themes. I laughed quite a bit, as well as nodding in commiseration. This book also includes one of my favorite essays, Possession, which I think of whenever I'm house/apartment hunting. A quick and enjoyable read.
The last episode 'Nuit of the living dead' had me break down in tears from laughing so hard. A lot of the other chapters are funny, but I read it before in other Sedaris books. I just need to think 'Oh I see you have a little swimming mouse' to start laughing like mad though. Someone told me I shoul...