Me Talk Pretty One Day
A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant... show more
A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant 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 and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weinerare unforgettable. Sedariss essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest hes ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French! The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child. Entertainment Weekly on Barrel Fever Sidesplitting Not one of the essays in this new collection failed to crack me up; frequently I was helpless. The New York Times Book Review on Naked
Publish date: June 1st 2000
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Short Stories
AudiobookMost of this book was really good, kind of sad sometimes. However, the story about his drug addiction and how he became an alternative artist wasn't very funny or sad or really interesting and it went on too long. But other than that, enjoyed the book a lot.
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 .