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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 25 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 23 April 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CHGP9AQ
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There is something about a Sedaris which has one getting comfy in ones chair and settling down to finish it in one sitting. Cups of tea grow cold as one just enjoys.
There is always an element of the grotesque to Sedaris stories. However, in this latest book the lens which Sedaris turns on humanity is in rather softer focus. This is not to say that Sedaris has lost his edge but rather that he has gained an appreciation of charm.
A must buy.
Everyday common events are viewed with his personal self-deprecating approach that inevitably provokes laughter. His autobiographical perspectives on his childhood in North Carolina are not shirked nor are less than affectionate references to his family;father in particular is targetted in almost vengeful terms. These are often appropriate, comical and poignant.
This is a book full of stories that can raise a laugh and chuckle on repeat readings as well as aspects of his humour missed on first encounter. Very funny and recommended.
Of the monologues, my favourite was JUST A QUICK EMAIL, which I'd previously heard Sedaris perform on radio but still had me in stitches. It's a thank you note for a wedding gift of vouchers for 2 free pizzas but the way Sedaris slowly draws out the background to it is exquisitely done and has a great punchline. By contrast, I BREAK FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE and IF I RULED THE WORLD are a bit herring-in-a-barrel for someone of Sedaris's talents - each involves a right-wing Christian protagonist objecting to liberal policies on gay marriage, abortion etc and I didn't really see the satire in picking on such easy targets.Read more ›
Having been lucky enough to get tickets to one of his recordings, I managed to get my copy signed, which makes it even better!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tea-spittingly funny. Do not read in public unless you want the bus to yourself. Sedaris is on fire with this collection, and every word I read, I hear in his voice. fantastic.Published 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
Have loved Dave Sedaris for years and now love his expat stories as I am currently and expat too. It was heartwarming and relatable - but he's still twisted and has some... Read morePublished 2 months ago by CafeConLeche