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Naked by David Sedaris

Naked (original 1997; edition 1998)

by David Sedaris

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Authors:David Sedaris
Info:Back Bay Books (1998), Paperback, 224 pages
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Naked by David Sedaris (1997)


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Nor is this collection "sidesplitting", neither is David Sedaris a writer "who can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued", at least not in Naked. False claims do not do this collection any favours, because Naked is worth reading. I have heard Sedaris on This American Life, and he is truly a funny man and a great comedy writer. In Naked he digs into his own childhood, and turns his family and people he meets into comedy characters. Most of the time it works, but sometimes it comes across as a bit raw, cold and without a necessary dose of compassion. Still, I bet you'll laugh and enjoy most of the wild tales he spins. ( )
  petterw | May 23, 2016 |
Wonderful and hilarious bits of David Sedaris! ( )
  BooksForYears | Apr 1, 2016 |
One of my favorites. This novel is funny and raw. Davis Sedaris is an excellent writer who has a gift for story telling. ( )
  lacey.tucker | Mar 10, 2016 |
For the most part I enjoy Sedaris’ humor and this book had some very funny moments indeed. He does a fine job of taking jabs at himself and he definitely sees life a bit differently than most of us. However, there are times when he gets just a tad too off-color for me or maybe it’s just a case of TMI but I get somewhat uncomfortable with a few subjects. The funny outweighs the vulgar so I will definitely read more of his books. ( )
  Ellen_R | Jan 15, 2016 |
Re-read October 2013. Just as funny as the first time. I felt like his essays were more developed than some others, perhaps the later volumes. Many are long with more narrative than humor, which works really well.

First read November 2011. My first introduction to David Sedaris' full-length work was humorous without compromising the literary merit of his writing style. The collection of essays makes me eager to pick up more by Sedaris. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
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David Sedarisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deggerich, GeorgTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagen, CarolineDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kidd, ChipCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rheda, ReginaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rowohlt, HarryTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Velsand, TorsteinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I'm thinking of asking the servants to wax my change before placing it in the Chinese tank I keep on my dresser.
Every gathering has its moment. As an adult, I distract myself by trying to identify it, dreading the inevitable downswing that is sure to follow. The guests will repeat themselves one too many times, or you'll run out of dope or liquor and realize that it was all you ever had in common.
If nothing else, life in the suburbs promised that you might go from day to day _without_ finding shit in your hair.
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Hip radio comedy fans and theater folks who belong to the cult of Obie-winning playwright/performer David Sedaris must kill to get this book. These would be fans of the scaldingly snide Sedaris's hilariously described personal misadventures like The Santaland Diaries (a monologue about his work as an elf to a department store Santa) seen off-Broadway in 1997. In a series of similarly textured essays, Sedaris takes us along on his catastrophic detours through a nudist colony, a fruit-packing plant, his own childhood, and a dozen more of the world's little purgatories.

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The author recounts hitchhiking across the country with an odd cast of quadriplegics and deadbeats, working as a migrant worker in North Carolina, and other adventures.

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