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Me Talk Pretty One Day


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ISBN13: 9780316776967
ISBN10: 0316776963
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Serena Bolden, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Serena Bolden)
One of my hands down favorite books. Too funny.
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kaufj, January 31, 2010 (view all comments by kaufj)
David Sedaris has outdone even himself in this hilarious and touching collection of short stories about his family, his friends, his travels, and his amazing, outrageous, brilliant, complicated self.
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stephanie, May 22, 2007 (view all comments by stephanie)
GENIUS. The funniest book I think I have ever read. At least in recent memory.
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maizydaze, September 23, 2006 (view all comments by maizydaze)
This was the first book I read by David Sedaris. I have never been much into autobiograpies or essays, but this book made me laugh so hard I cried. Sedaris' dead-pan humor is sure to make anyone a fan.
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Sedaris, David
Back Bay Books
Sedaris, David
Form - Essays
Paris (france)
Americans -- France -- Paris.
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8.29x5.58x.75 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316776967 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Completely autobiographical and, as always, hilarious, Me Talk Pretty One Day is my favorite of all the David Sedaris collections. The first half of the book focuses on his childhood in North Carolina and his very unusual family; the second half details his move to Paris with his boyfriend Hugh. While in France, Sedaris prides himself on his refusal to learn any useful French — even though he has spent six summers plus two years in the country. He finally decides to devote himself to learning ten new words per day — and the words he chooses don't cease to surprise and amuse.

"Review" by , "[T]he stronger chapters in this book tend to be the ones that mix satire with sentiment, brazenness with rumination. Those pieces reveal a writer who is capable not only of being funny, but touching, even tender, too."
"Review" by , "Sedaris is Garrison Keillor's evil twin....'Reliable sources' have told Sedaris that he has 'tended to exhaust people,' and true to form, he will exhaust readers of this new book, too — with helpless laughter."
"Synopsis" by , A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of Naked, presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback.
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