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Naked: 3 Cds, 3 Hours

by David Sedaris
Read by Amy Sedaris, David Sedaris

Hachette Audio | October 1, 2001 | Audio Book (CD)

Naked: 3 Cds, 3 Hours is rated 4.1429 out of 5 by 7.
In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me.
Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means.
This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.5 × 5 × 0.75 in

Published: October 1, 2001

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1586212230

ISBN - 13: 9781586212230

Found in: Biography and Memoir
Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not that funny This is a collection of autobiographical essays that are supposed to be hilarious. Unfortunately while I did find a couple amusing, hilarious they were not. Sedaris has led a very offbeat life and most of the essays evoked sympathy rather than humour. I also found Sedaris to be rather full of himself. To be honest, I am not a fan of short stories and that might have been a bit of the problem.
Date published: 2011-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful. As always, David Sedaris delivers in "Naked". Filled with bizarrely delightful vignettes, it's probably my favourite of all his books. I recommend it to everyone who enjoys raw, off-kilter humour
Date published: 2008-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from completely hilarious! only david sedaris could create a brilliant career out of simply writing stories about his life. his stories are hilarious and completely believable, honest and real. i can't wait to read more!
Date published: 2007-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literally laugh out loud I loved this book. It was a random book selection at an out of town bookstore. Since I read this book, I've also read another by the same author and can't wait to read my next one. This book will have you laughing out loud again and again, and this is not just a figure of speech here. The author brings up embarassing and humourous situations that I think most people can relate to on some level as well as allowing others to glimpse an experience they may never have in their life. I had to call my sister to read out loud an exerpt about the warnings the character's father shares with him about common tasks such as mowing the lawn. I laugh just remembering this part as well as others. I've sinced passed this book on to a couple of people who have all enjoyed it as much as I did and also felt the need to read out loud to others the parts that they could relate to. Embarassingly true on many accounts, I've found a new author to add to my favourites. I have selected this book to review as part of a penguin bzzreport.
Date published: 2006-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! David Sedaris is truly one of the great American writers. While I admit I have a penchant for books that make me laugh out loud, there is so much more to his writing. The subtext and commentary on middle class life is rich and scathing. I cannot possibly recommend this book any higher.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Offensive Tripe I read part of this book for my bookclub and couldn't go on to finish it. I found Sedaris' stories (whether real or not) to be absolutely crude and offensive. Trailer trash family comes to mind. They are dysfunctional, crude, sometimes obscene, and heartless. I found no redeeming qualities in this book and lament the time wasted to even start it!
Date published: 2006-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Naked A hilarious read. Often the words, "It made me laugh out loud" are included as quotes in a book review, but this time it was true: it actually did make me laugh out loud. Sedaris writes in a way that would appeal to a broad sense of humour.
Date published: 2001-05-30

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Naked: 3 Cds, 3 Hours

Naked: 3 Cds, 3 Hours

by David Sedaris
Read by Amy Sedaris, David Sedaris

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.5 × 5 × 0.75 in

Published: October 1, 2001

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1586212230

ISBN - 13: 9781586212230

From the Publisher

In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me.
Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means.
This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

About the Author

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively though Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in France

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13