Me Talk Pretty One Day
Anyone that has read NAKED and BARREL FEVER, or heard David Sedaris speaking live or on the radio will tell you that a new collection from him is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious new pieces, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his... show more
Anyone that has read NAKED and BARREL FEVER, or heard David Sedaris speaking live or on the radio will tell you that a new collection from him is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious new pieces, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that 'every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section'. His family is another inspiration. 'You Can't Kill the Rooster' is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails.
Publish date: 2001
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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, Short Stories
I'm a bit late - ok, a lot late - in arriving at the David Sedaris party. And, yes, of course I loved the book. It was funny, yes, but I loved it, too, for some of the qualities that date it back to the 90s. I know it's strange to hear something from the 90s seems dated, but I think that's the natur...
Another great book by David Sedaris, I was literally laughing out loud. Which was only slightly awkward since I was at work with headphones in. Anyway this book is mostly about Sedaris' life in France and the comic issues that come with moving to a new country.
I first tried reading this book back in 2013, when it was gifted to me, but I stopped about half way. To put it simply, I didn't understand it the first time around. I didn't realize that it was nonfiction, nor did I specifically realize that it was a collection of essays, as the edition that I own ...
I gave it 3 stars because "naked" was better in my opinion. I can't drive out "get your ya-ya’s out!" from that collection. there was more Stories in "naked" . this collection mostly looks like essays .
This is, hands down, one of the most entertaining memoirs I've ever read. Author David Sedaris sets the stage for the challenges he faces in learning to speak French by introducing us to his early experiences with a speech therapist. We then learn about his family, with his jazz-loving dad, long-s...