Naked

Naked

Book - 1997
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Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview-a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A tart-tongued mother does dead-on imitations of her young son's nervous tics, to the great amusement of his teachers; a stint of Kerouackian wandering is undertaken (of course!) with a quadriplegic companion; a family gathers for a wedding in the face of imminent death. Through it all is Sedaris's unmistakable voice, without doubt one of the freshest in American writing.

Baker & Taylor
Compared by critics to the work of Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, and James Thurber, a hilarious New York Times best-selling collection of essays chronicles the author's oddball adventures in eccentric company. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

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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

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c1997.
Edition: Book club ed.
ISBN: 9780316777735
0316777730
9780316779494
0316779490
Branch Call Number: 920 SEDARIS, D.
Characteristics: viii, 291 p. ; 21 cm.

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Deeel
Oct 23, 2017

this was my intro to David Sedaris.
brought it on a plane trip -> tears of laughter streamed down my face.
should come with a warning: POSSIBLE PUBLIC HUMILIATION RISK!

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HollyDavis022
Jun 04, 2016

laugh out loud

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empbee
Jan 25, 2016

Hilarious. How to write about family issues.

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JOANNA M BLACK
Sep 10, 2013

Naked is a fabulous collection of essays written by David Sedaris and read aloud by Sedaris and his sister, actress Amy Sedaris. The essays are hilarious, cynical, touching, and sweet, providing listeners with a humorous ‘in’ to the author’s up-bringing, adolescent years, family dynamics, and cope with loss. I listened to this audiobook during my commute to and from work and found myself wildly entertained throughout, unfazed by the madness of rush hour. Definitely recommend giving this book a listen.

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kwehner1987
Jun 11, 2013

This is the first book I read by David Sedaris and still my favorite. Very rarely does a book make me laugh out loud!

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joliebergman
Apr 23, 2013

I read this on a Greyhound bus. I was laughing so hard that a woman at the front of the bus walked to the back where I was sitting and asked what I was reading because she wanted to laugh that hard, too.

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blizzard
Aug 12, 2009

This is a hilarious book. I love Sedaris. This book is not quite as funny as some of the others, but nonetheless a fantastic read.

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Sep 10, 2013

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