“Naked” by David Sedaris

Oh, look another book review.

I really like Sedaris, this is the second book I’ve read by him, the first being “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and he is hilarious, laugh-out-loud-on-the-train funny.

In this book, Sedaris tells a series of autobiographical short stories about growing up, his family and various “adventures” hitch-hiking across the USA. Of course, this being Sedaris nothing is ever “normal” or straightforward – the hitch-hiking is with his quadriplegic best friend, his mother does impressions of his various ticks and behaviours as she serves his teachers drinks when they express concern about his troubling behaviour (licking light switches among them) and celebrating a family wedding in the face of death.

Sedaris is a funny, funny guy, a contributor on National Public Radio and has won numerous awards for his writing – none of these being reasons you should read this book.

It is a funny book, by a funny guy and as someone who loves short stories, I am a huge fan of how he organizes his books – these are short, funny, touching cat-naps for the brain and body.

Of course, I see that this book was published back in 1997, so you may have already read it. Oops! Sorry for being so late!

 

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