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Me Talk Pretty One Day

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ISBN13: 9780316777728
ISBN10: 0316777722
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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 Can't 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.<BR>-- And he's an NPR star. Sedaris's commentaries and observations are featured regularly on NPR, and he remains a top correspondent for Ira Glass's series "This American Life".<BR>-- Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performances — including a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing "I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weiner" — are unforgettable.<BR>-- Sedaris's essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest he's ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French!

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Waney, December 31, 2012 (view all comments by Waney)
I originally read this collection of comic essays when it came out ten years ago. But after picking up a used copy for a friend who had never heard of David Sedaris (how is that even possible?) I found myself unable to resist rereading it. Despite my familiarity with the book, I enjoyed it as much if not more than the first time. All of the essays are interesting (presuming you find the oddball musings of a neurotic gay misanthrope interesting, that is) but there are also many pieces in this book that are just deeply, hysterically funny
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Lizz_K, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Lizz_K)
This should be the best book of the decade.
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moschmidt, May 22, 2008 (view all comments by moschmidt)
this book, along with all of sedaris's books, is a great read! he writes brilliantly. very funny!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316777728
Author:
Sedaris, David
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Sedaris, David
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
France
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Americans -- France -- Paris.
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
pt. 2.
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.56x5.80x1.02 in. .90 lbs.

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