Monday, July 21, 2014

the lazy woman's book review

If you are familiar with David Sedaris' books then you:

a) know exactly how hilarious they are, and
b) probably already read Me Talk Pretty One Day, since it was published in 2000.

If you are not familiar with David Sedaris' books, then I cannot even begin to do justice to them in a book review, and can only suggest that you immediately pick up any David Sedaris book that you can get your hands on. Doesn't matter which one; they are all snorting-coffee-out-your-nose funny.

You can thank me later.


umbrellalady said...

I have only read his book "When you are engulfed in flames" but I agree that David Sedaris is well worth a read.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am sure I am preaching to the choir, then, Kathy, but I highly recommend you read the rest of them!

Erik Donald France said...

Chuckles . . . I haven't caught up with the latest two books but dig the ones I've read. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls sounds so nutty on the surface . . . How do you think he compares with Augusten Burroughs ~ ?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have never actually read any Augusten Burroughs, Erik. This has obviously been an oversight.

phlegmfatale said...

I second this emotion! Recently at the gym while working out I listened to a wonderful interview on Podcast with Rick Steves and David Sedaris- very interesting insights particularly on Paris and Tokyo, and general American/French cultural differences. David Sedaris is one of my most-admired writers. He's very real and no-holds-barred. His gently chiding ironic observations on life are more affirming than condemning, and that's a very fine line to walk.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You are so right, Phlegmmy, he has such a deft and wonderfully self-deprecating touch.