Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris' move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, 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 b David Sedaris' move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts...

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Title:Me Talk Pretty One Day
Author:David Sedaris
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Me Talk Pretty One Day Reviews

  • معصومه توکلی
    Aug 08, 2013

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

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    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

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    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

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    Before I picked up this book I knew nothing about David Sedaris. If someone said to me now, "so why should I give a damn about David Sedaris" I probably still wouldn't be able to offer an adequate defence. What does David Sedaris do? Ummmm, I think he writes books about being David Sed...

    My first foray into the world of David Sedaris was ?Exploring Diabetes with Owls?, which is arguably one of his lowest rated books. I, however enjoyed it, and when I saw a kindle daily deal of all his books I decided to grab a bunch. I figured if I enjoyed his low rated book than...

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    I live in a town in France with a shortage of bookshops which carry books in English and sometimes, in spite of the huge choices available online, I get a desperate urge to linger in a real bookshop, combing the shelves for treasure. Invariably, when I visit the one here, I find that I...

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    If you ever bump into me on a bus and I'm staring at a screen laughing my a** off, it's because I'm reading Sedaris. 4.5/5 ...

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  • Erica
    Jul 03, 2007

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

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    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

  • Gemma
    Feb 13, 2008

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

  • Tim
    Aug 01, 2007

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

  • Brian
    Oct 02, 2007

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Dec 05, 2012

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

  • Bob
    Jul 03, 2008

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

  • Carrie
    Apr 29, 2008

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

  • Fabian
    Feb 15, 2011

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

  • Kasia
    Nov 24, 2008

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

  • kian
    Apr 12, 2017

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

  • Jason Koivu
    Nov 22, 2008

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

  • David
    Aug 16, 2010

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

  • Fionnuala
    Apr 23, 2012

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

    ... ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ... ?????? ?????? ???? ??????. ?? ??? ????...

    Before I picked up this book I knew nothing about David Sedaris. If someone said to me now, "so why should I give a damn about David Sedaris" I probably still wouldn't be able to offer an adequate defence. What does David Sedaris do? Ummmm, I think he writes books about being David Sed...

    My first foray into the world of David Sedaris was ?Exploring Diabetes with Owls?, which is arguably one of his lowest rated books. I, however enjoyed it, and when I saw a kindle daily deal of all his books I decided to grab a bunch. I figured if I enjoyed his low rated book than...

    ??? ????? ?? ??? ?? ??? ????? ??? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ? ???? ?????! ??? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ???...

    I live in a town in France with a shortage of bookshops which carry books in English and sometimes, in spite of the huge choices available online, I get a desperate urge to linger in a real bookshop, combing the shelves for treasure. Invariably, when I visit the one here, I find that I...

  • Dana
    Aug 19, 2017

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

    ... ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ... ?????? ?????? ???? ??????. ?? ??? ????...

    Before I picked up this book I knew nothing about David Sedaris. If someone said to me now, "so why should I give a damn about David Sedaris" I probably still wouldn't be able to offer an adequate defence. What does David Sedaris do? Ummmm, I think he writes books about being David Sed...

    My first foray into the world of David Sedaris was ?Exploring Diabetes with Owls?, which is arguably one of his lowest rated books. I, however enjoyed it, and when I saw a kindle daily deal of all his books I decided to grab a bunch. I figured if I enjoyed his low rated book than...

  • Nasia
    Jan 12, 2018

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

    ... ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ... ?????? ?????? ???? ??????. ?? ??? ????...

    Before I picked up this book I knew nothing about David Sedaris. If someone said to me now, "so why should I give a damn about David Sedaris" I probably still wouldn't be able to offer an adequate defence. What does David Sedaris do? Ummmm, I think he writes books about being David Sed...

    My first foray into the world of David Sedaris was ?Exploring Diabetes with Owls?, which is arguably one of his lowest rated books. I, however enjoyed it, and when I saw a kindle daily deal of all his books I decided to grab a bunch. I figured if I enjoyed his low rated book than...

    ??? ????? ?? ??? ?? ??? ????? ??? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ? ???? ?????! ??? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ???...

    I live in a town in France with a shortage of bookshops which carry books in English and sometimes, in spite of the huge choices available online, I get a desperate urge to linger in a real bookshop, combing the shelves for treasure. Invariably, when I visit the one here, I find that I...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ? ???? ??? ????? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???. ??? ?????? ??? ??...

    ???? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ??? ! ??? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ??????? ?? ????? ????? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ? ????? ????? ?...

    If you ever bump into me on a bus and I'm staring at a screen laughing my a** off, it's because I'm reading Sedaris. 4.5/5 ...

  • کتابخانه ي ما
    Jul 23, 2013

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

    ... ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ... ?????? ?????? ???? ??????. ?? ??? ????...

  • Ms. Smartarse
    Apr 11, 2018

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

  • Ginger
    Jan 19, 2018

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

  • Matthew
    Feb 07, 2017

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

  • Parastoo Ashtian
    Aug 03, 2014

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

  • FeReSHte
    Feb 12, 2015

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

  • Mohammadjavad Abbasi
    Feb 22, 2016

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

    ... ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ... ?????? ?????? ???? ??????. ?? ??? ????...

    Before I picked up this book I knew nothing about David Sedaris. If someone said to me now, "so why should I give a damn about David Sedaris" I probably still wouldn't be able to offer an adequate defence. What does David Sedaris do? Ummmm, I think he writes books about being David Sed...

    My first foray into the world of David Sedaris was ?Exploring Diabetes with Owls?, which is arguably one of his lowest rated books. I, however enjoyed it, and when I saw a kindle daily deal of all his books I decided to grab a bunch. I figured if I enjoyed his low rated book than...

    ??? ????? ?? ??? ?? ??? ????? ??? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ? ???? ?????! ??? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ???...

    I live in a town in France with a shortage of bookshops which carry books in English and sometimes, in spite of the huge choices available online, I get a desperate urge to linger in a real bookshop, combing the shelves for treasure. Invariably, when I visit the one here, I find that I...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ? ???? ??? ????? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???. ??? ?????? ??? ??...

    ???? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ??? ! ??? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ??????? ?? ????? ????? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ? ????? ????? ?...

    If you ever bump into me on a bus and I'm staring at a screen laughing my a** off, it's because I'm reading Sedaris. 4.5/5 ...

    ?? ??? ???? ?? ?????? ???? ?? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??? ?????? :?? ??? ???? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ????? ????.?????? ??? ?? ????? ???...

  • Jen
    Mar 28, 2017

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

  • Glenn Sumi
    Mar 09, 2014

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

  • Gypsy
    Apr 16, 2015

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

  • Farnoosh Farahbakht
    Feb 20, 2015

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

    ... ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ... ?????? ?????? ???? ??????. ?? ??? ????...

    Before I picked up this book I knew nothing about David Sedaris. If someone said to me now, "so why should I give a damn about David Sedaris" I probably still wouldn't be able to offer an adequate defence. What does David Sedaris do? Ummmm, I think he writes books about being David Sed...

    My first foray into the world of David Sedaris was ?Exploring Diabetes with Owls?, which is arguably one of his lowest rated books. I, however enjoyed it, and when I saw a kindle daily deal of all his books I decided to grab a bunch. I figured if I enjoyed his low rated book than...

    ??? ????? ?? ??? ?? ??? ????? ??? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ? ???? ?????! ??? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ???...

    I live in a town in France with a shortage of bookshops which carry books in English and sometimes, in spite of the huge choices available online, I get a desperate urge to linger in a real bookshop, combing the shelves for treasure. Invariably, when I visit the one here, I find that I...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ? ???? ??? ????? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???. ??? ?????? ??? ??...

  • Shovelmonkey1
    Jun 26, 2010

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

    ... ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ... ?????? ?????? ???? ??????. ?? ??? ????...

    Before I picked up this book I knew nothing about David Sedaris. If someone said to me now, "so why should I give a damn about David Sedaris" I probably still wouldn't be able to offer an adequate defence. What does David Sedaris do? Ummmm, I think he writes books about being David Sed...

  • میعاد
    Jun 29, 2015

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

    ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ? ??? ?? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ?? ?????. ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ???? ??? ?????. :?? ???? ????? ?? ??. ?? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??????? ? ??...

    ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ??????? ? ???? ?? ? ???...

    ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????. ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?...

    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

    ... ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ... ?????? ?????? ???? ??????. ?? ??? ????...

    Before I picked up this book I knew nothing about David Sedaris. If someone said to me now, "so why should I give a damn about David Sedaris" I probably still wouldn't be able to offer an adequate defence. What does David Sedaris do? Ummmm, I think he writes books about being David Sed...

    My first foray into the world of David Sedaris was ?Exploring Diabetes with Owls?, which is arguably one of his lowest rated books. I, however enjoyed it, and when I saw a kindle daily deal of all his books I decided to grab a bunch. I figured if I enjoyed his low rated book than...

    ??? ????? ?? ??? ?? ??? ????? ??? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ? ???? ?????! ??? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ???...

    I live in a town in France with a shortage of bookshops which carry books in English and sometimes, in spite of the huge choices available online, I get a desperate urge to linger in a real bookshop, combing the shelves for treasure. Invariably, when I visit the one here, I find that I...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ? ???? ??? ????? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???. ??? ?????? ??? ??...

    ???? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ??? ! ??? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ??????? ?? ????? ????? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ? ????? ????? ?...

  • Masoum
    Jul 06, 2017

    I just don't care for David Sedaris. There, I've said it. I've made peace with the fact. I have stared deep into the cockles of my heart, and forced myself to come to the only obvious-but-unpopular conclusion. I just don't care for David Sedaris. It was somewhat of an existen...

    That about sums it up. Because, what's the point to these anecdotes? Are you trying to tell me something Mr. Sedaris? I think not. You think you're funny? Meh, not that funny. Special? You're not that special either. You're a writer, just another writer. What's the big deal? ...

    Witty, wry, bitter, delightful. My mom gave me the book. I was living in France at the time, so she thought David Sedaris and I would have a ton in common. She went to a Sedaris booksigning to get a personalized message to her gay son in France. After he was done reading, she jumped...

    I've been thinking a lot about this, and I have come to the conclusion that David Sedaris is one of the worst human beings in history, i.e., since human beings were first invented by an incompetent, Jerry Lewis-like god or by the inscrutable permutations of natural phenomena. This isn'...

    Sedaris is a quirky kind of writer. I needed a palate cleanser after the last few heavy reads and this one delivered. From a betrayal of the tongue (which required speech therapy), to a midget music teacher and some various comical moments in his life, his memoir had me chuckling out l...

    Me talk Pretty one day, David Sedaris (1956) Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about Sedaris?s life before his move to Normandy,...

    If I were in someone else's bathroom and there were no other reading materials except for something by David Sedaris, I would pick it up and flip through it. I probably would even find myself slightly amused. But my basic opinion about David Sedaris - which is that he is boring, not ve...

    Another collection of Sedaris tales as we have come to know and love. His cynical banter and humorous anecdotes shine again. While some might say the same old formula gets old, with Sedaris it is expected and greatly appreciated. (I even heard he changed the formula in a recent book an...

    This book has been my tube companion for the past fortnight. It is the perfect accompaniment to the London commute for two reasons: 1) The essays are perfectly formed, so you can be assured that you'll be able to finish 3 little chunks over 40 minutes or so. Once the train trundled ...

    A reviewer was correct when he said: "Sedaris can turn a rant into a thing of beauty." (Michael Upchurch-Seattle Times) But only correct about the noun/verb "rant." That he does in profusion; all these "essays" are rants about his life and times. But "Thing of beauty?" Absolutely not. ...

    ?? ????? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???????? ?????: ???? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ???? ??????. ???? ????? ??????? ???? ????...

    Yes. I realize this book is supposed to be hilarious. Yes. I realize I'm not a hip gen-x'er if I don't happen to think it is. Yet... I feel like Sedaris accurately summed up his entire approach to writing on page 44: "True art was based upon despair, and the important thing was to m...

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    Incredibly, this is the first Sedaris book I've read, and it more than lives up to the hype. Calling him a humourist doesn't do him justice. Sure, he's read-aloud-to-your-friends funny, but he's also a shrewd social satirist and very, very smart, able to evoke the pain of childhood ...

    3.5 stars from me! My real life book club choose this for our January book read. I'm glad they did because this was a funny and quirky book to read. I enjoyed all the stories of his family, his time in Paris, living in NYC and also trying to learn how to speak French. David Sedar...

    I like funny stuff a lot. I'm always on the lookout for a good quote to use as a timely comeback... even though I know I'll generally misquote it and ruin the whole thing. But the principle of the thing stands: I read something that might have related to this thing... somehow. Me Ta...

    "You could turn up your nose at the president or Coke or even God, but there were names for boys who didn't like sports." "Lisa had been born with a lazy leg that had refused to grow at the same rate as it's twin. I liked the idea that a part of one's body might be thought of as laz...

    As the title suggests, much of Me Talk Pretty One Day revolves around speech and speaking: > Back in school lil' David (I guess he's still kind of little, isn't he) was forced into correcting his sibilant speech by a highly determined therapist. We're led to wonder if she wasn't...

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    Before I picked up this book I knew nothing about David Sedaris. If someone said to me now, "so why should I give a damn about David Sedaris" I probably still wouldn't be able to offer an adequate defence. What does David Sedaris do? Ummmm, I think he writes books about being David Sed...

    My first foray into the world of David Sedaris was ?Exploring Diabetes with Owls?, which is arguably one of his lowest rated books. I, however enjoyed it, and when I saw a kindle daily deal of all his books I decided to grab a bunch. I figured if I enjoyed his low rated book than...

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