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Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Author David Sedaris

  • Published: 2009-05-04
  • Category: Humour
4.5 Stars
From 35 Customers Review
Price: $12.99


A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weinerare unforgettable. Sedariss essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest hes ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French! The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child. Entertainment Weekly on Barrel Fever Sidesplitting Not one of the essays in this new collection failed to crack me up; frequently I was helpless. The New York Times Book Review on Naked

Top Customer Reviews

  • L.O.L!!!!!

    From Blaamaa
    I can't stop laughing. Brilliant! Can't wait to pick up another book by David Sedaris!
  • Favorite!

    From Scott Harvie
    Although hard to choose one, this is my favorite Sedaris book, maybe because of Jesus Shaves. If you are just getting into this author, this is a great starting point.
  • Funny

    From Dayla B
    Hilarious, like a bunch of stories put together. I really enjoyed this book.
  • 5 stars

    From GetOffMyAreola
    Hilarious. Definitely recommend for 13+. I first read it when I was 14 and I can see myself rereading it when I'm 40.