I think that I heard a clip of David Sedaris on iTunes which inspired me to pick up this book. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but it was definitely not what I read. Perhaps something less intelligent, more shallow, with poorer writing? The book was definitely better than I anticipated. In a series of humorous and nostalgic autobiographical essays, Sedaris reflected upon his childhood and other memorable moments in his life.
Although some of the stories became a bit long and overly descriptive for me, others more than made up for it. Occasionally I even found myself near tears at the quirky absurdity of his observations. After finishing the book, I searched for some of the stories on youtube and was happily surprised to learn that his readings are even more entertaining. I will definitely be seeking out more of his work, and I may actually download some of his readings, so that I can have the delicious auditory experience as well.