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 this collection of essays, Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinaryDavid 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 this collection of essays, 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.
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 l
The Sedaris family is certifiably crazy and I love them Out of everything he s produced I ve read all of his major work and only missed a few short pieces this is my favorite David Sedaris book Yet, I don t recommend itt always, not to everyone The subject matter can be too much for some people, especially if they ve been told that David Sedaris is a humorist and then they encounter some the depressing details of his real life experiences I laugh my ass off at the bottom feeder personalities an [...]
Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum I think by this point it s pretty much common knowledge that I love David Sedaris like a fat kid I love cake and, well Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim might be my favorite collection yet I could seriously kick myself for not only not trying audiobooks before this Fall, but also for not thinking of collections like these as something that would fit into my short commute time perfectly We re talking true Even while in a stupid ass Fiat rather than a [...]
this is a book by david sedarisrug.i mean, what else am i supposed to say it s not like he went out on a limb here and wrote a space opera or a bodice ripper it s david sedaris if you like him, you will probably like this one if you don t, you probably won tis is not my favorite of his collections, but i laughed out loud three times, which i think is pretty good i like laughter one time, connor made david sedaris laugh he has yet to write a story about this incident, but we are all holding our b [...]
I thought I was over David Sedaris I don t mean that I don t like him I do His essays are funny, but after a while they all seem to run together He mines the same territory again and again stories of growing up with his dysfunctional, quirky, yet lovable family Stories of himself as the odd and awkward kid growing up and trying to figure out how to live in this world.I wasn t going to buy Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim in print, but I saw the audio version, read by Sedaris himself, on s [...]
So David Sedaris Well, let s be clear Nobody with a funnybone can hate David Sedaris And neither do I But it has to be said that last book Dress your family in corduroy and denim was quite a disappointment Judging by the number of people showing up for his readings here in San Francisco, and its lengthy sojourn on The New York Times bestseller list, it obviously did pretty well commercially And, based on the enormous amount of accumulated goodwill from his earlier books, I don t begrudge DS his [...]
Okay so the Chip Kidd covers usually ruins authors like this for me The covers almost ooze Wes Andersonian Americana I will let prejudices slip past.So this writer has a following and it is understandable This guy CAN WRITE And topping that he can write short stories I am very ambivalent about short vignettes or even the lofty novella why don t writers just extend the s t out of whatever story they are writing to fit the perimeters of the novel O so close.Sedaris observes, writes He s underwhelm [...]
This book makes me laugh myself sick every time I read it Blood Work and La Nuit of the Dead are put together so perfectly Sedaris creates a series of misguided attempts at human connection that seem doomed to fail through selfishness or insecurity, but somehow don t Sedaris is so good at exposing the frailty of those emotional connections without ever doubting that they can still sustain our relationships He makes me relate to even the most impossibly awkward and painful situations Every time I [...]
Honestly, I tried to like this book Maybe it s one of those that, at page 100, kicks everything glorious into overdrive, making you gleeful and giddy and full of delight at reading it Maybe I should have read further and waited longer But, you see, I only really started to read this because it seemed hip at the time to do so I m not too sure that I care enough about maintaining some form of imagined quasi hipness to make myself sit through the rest of it There I m admitting I didn t read the who [...]
Just as reliably entertaining as his previous books
oh so hilarious What the hell are you doing she whispered, but my mouth was too full to answer she closed the door and behind her and moved toward my bed, I began breaking the wax lips and candy necklaces pulled from pile no 2 These were the second best things I had received, and while it hurt to destroy them, it would have hurt evern to give them away I had just started to mutilate a miniature box of Red Hots when my mother pried them from my hands, accidentally finishing the job for me BB siz [...]
I might reinvent myself to strangers, but to this day, as far as my family is concerned, I m still the one most likely to set your house on fire Rereading David Sedaris nonfiction via audio has been so fun I loved his books before, but he s now solidified a spot among my favorite authors He is such an amazing story teller His last lines are always perfect.
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I didn t like this book I got the audio book to listen to on one of my drives I couldn t finish it I heard good things about itat it was hilarious and that David Sedaris is greatbut I just couldn t get into it I think I forced a laugh out once just to remember what it felt like to laugh It didn t feel right so I stopped.
3.5 5Il punto della questione Sedaris davvero utile alla letteratura contemporanea Okay, come chiedersi se Scary Movie sia utile al cinema contemporaneo No, non utile, per si presuppone che abbia l unico scopo di divertirti Per davvero, se ad esempio io lo incrociasse per strada, non che perderei come minimo un battito urlando Oddio, David Oddio Ora che ti ho rincontrato la mia vita ha di nuovo un senso e altre fangirlate simili, probabilmente me ne uscirei con una faccetta sorpresa e un Oh guar [...]
What if you could write about whatever you wanted What if no topics were off limits, no person s feelings or privacy taken into consideration, no personal flaws purposely left unmentioned in order to be protected from ridicule You would probably write exactly like David Sedaris.To actually write like David Sedaris, however, you d also have to be intelligent, impeccably attentive to details and most importantly uncommonly funny With that winning combination, Sedaris s unencumbered writing creates [...]
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 should try and get one of his books on audio cause it is even funnier hearing him reading it Will try that for sure.
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is a hilarious book about David Sedaris s life and family It starts off when he was a young boy and he has to give up his Halloween candy to the neighbors He then stuffed as much candy in his face as possible so he wouldn t have to share it I knew right after this chapter that I was going to like this book As you read further in the book you learn all about his family like his brother, Paul, the rooster Different events occur in this book that tell you a l [...]
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim delves further into the fascinating, hilarious, and otherwise utterly bizarre life of David Sedaris and his family This collection of his essays is quite good among my favorites of his because throughout most of it, he manages to find a moving balance between the tragic and the comic Take, for instance, The Ship Shape, about how his family almost bought a summer home, but ultimately lost out on the chance because of his father s fickleness with money The e [...]
So, I got about 7% into the book Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim before just not being able to listen to it any It, quite literally, was making me sick to listen to it The main characters are shallow, broken, and well, the stuff of sitcom characters They re to me sick, but normal which was making my head explode I suppose, in a way, you could say that the book was dark humor, which is pretty hit or miss to me.The family really could have been spawned for Married With Children in the 70 s [...]
Sedaris non fa per me Mi aspettavo storie esilaranti, non le ho trovate Mi aspettavo almeno episodi divertenti, ma ho riso poco o niente Sono raccolti in questo libro episodi dell adolescenza dello scrittore ed altri dell et adulta, incentrati soprattutto sui rapporti familiari con il padre, la madre e gli strampalati fratelli storie che alla fine hanno una morale sottesa, ma che non hanno suscitato in me il bench minimo interesse.Dice Sedaris in un intervista Molti grandi romanzi americani degl [...]
I couldn t finish this book I think I read about a third of it and then got fed up Sedaris is a good writer, don t get me wrong In fact, he s a very good writer However, Corduroy and Denim is just a series of narcissistic vignettes I don t enjoy that sort of thing Keep your therapy private I would ve kept on reading if Sedaris was funny, but he isn t, despite his reputation for humor How on earth is he supposed to be funny I have fairly eclectic taste in humor Woody Allen, Wodehouse, Amis, Pinkw [...]
A collection of writings by David Sedaris.Quite possibly the funniest book I ve ever read There s a little language and stuff, so I don t recommend reading it out loud to the kids But I guarantee you will laugh out loud to anyone sitting near you Which means don t read it on a crowded airplane.
Sometimes cynical, sometimes neurotic, always entertaining These stories are great for a few laughs and just might make you think.Often Sedaris says what we are thinking, but too afraid to say out loud.
I enjoyed this collection of stories from Sedaris even than his earlier Me Talk Pretty One Day Reading this on public transport was probably not a good idea, however, particularly in the social starved London capital where I live, as many times reading I burst out laughing loudly, and then sniggered uncontrollably when I tried to keep the volume down Many of the stories are not only extremely funny but also personally very relatable in particular Sedaris explaining of his OCD tallied so much wi [...]
Not my cup of tea, at least not as an audiobook I m surprised, because Me Talk Pretty One Day was one of the funniest books I ve read I sometimes still cheer myself up with the thought of what happens when you try to learn French from tabloid headlines In the 40% of Dress Your Family that I read, I don t think I got past an obligatory chuckle It might have something to do with the narration, which is performed by Sedaris himself There s deadpan, and there s indifference, and my most likely inacc [...]
I don t think I can even list all my favorite moments of this book but two stand out the most, merely because of timing one, his description of his brother s baby i had the same reaction at the hospital on friday while meeting Grace Trinity Faith Jones i don t think even that many religious names will save this child two, his description of the need to touch people, not inappropriately but unwelcome, relates to a long drawn out discussion with my judge regarding sexually battery and molestation. [...]
3.5 stars A few years ago, for Christmas, I bought my mother a copy of Me Talk Pretty One Day I d never read David Sedaris, hell, I didn t know how to pronounce his name seh darr is seh dair is sed uh ris Well, obviously, I still don t But, I picked it up and read one of the stories and laughed, and I thought my mom would like it, and so I got it for her I have no idea if she read it So, on a whim, I downloaded this one, and stuck it on my ipod, thinking that little vignette stories would be OK [...]
This book was better than Me Talk Pretty Someday And I gave it five stars I have a huge crush on Sedaris his humor is the ultimate indication of intelligence I love how he sees the world The introduction of his brother Doug into this book had me cackling nonstop I can t wait to listen to another.
I ve always read David Sedaris in short bursts In college we read chunks of Me Talk Pretty One Day and I loved it We read one or two essays here and there and they were always humorous, albeit dark, but I like that kind of humor sometimes So when I was looking for something a little lighter to read I decided to pick up one of his books and browsed the library for a title I started with Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and about a quarter of the way through decided to try another instead because [...]