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Naked - David Sedaris
Naked
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Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview-a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A... show more
Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview-a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A tart-tongued mother does dead-on imitations of her young son's nervous tics, to the great amusement of his teachers; a stint of Kerouackian wandering is undertaken (of course!) with a quadriplegic companion; a family gathers for a wedding in the face of imminent death. Through it all is Sedaris's unmistakable voice, without doubt one of the freshest in American writing.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316777735 (0316777730)
ASIN: B00008RWAT
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
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Tea, Cats, and Books
Tea, Cats, and Books rated it
4.0 Different times, same truths: David Sedaris tells it like it is
I've steadily been making my way through all of David Sedaris' novels. Naked is my fourth, if memory serves. I usually pick them up when I'm in between genres. They are quick, funny, and provoke just the right amount of rumination in the reader. Naked focuses primarily on Sedaris' younger life up...
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
5.0 Even abridged, Sedaris is hilarious
I love listening to David Sedaris read his books. I only wished most of them weren't abridged. Naked is abridged, sadly, but it's still a wonderful listen and I highly recommend it to any Sedaris fan, or to anybody who hasn't read him yet. Standout stories were, Cyclops, True Detective, The Drama Bu...
wjmcomposer
wjmcomposer rated it
1.5 Naked, by David Sedaris - Review
I didn't finish this book. If this angers you and require my full explanation..I'll put it at the end. Sedaris follows a time-honored formula of presenting humorous slices of his life in a more or less chronological form, the only real innovation here being the melding of the classic scenes of autob...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it
4.0 Naked
Enjoyed this. very funny. Engaging. Will definitely place his other books on my shelf to read.
paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it
I'd give this book 3 1/2 stars...usually I round up but this time I'm rounding down just 'cause this book already has a really high rating on Goodreads (
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