Kobo Edition (eBook)
May 4, 2009
Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316073628
ISBN - 13: 9780316073622
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, born in Raleigh, N.C. in 1957, is a popular radio commentator, essayist, and short story writer. He is the partner of the painter Hugh Hamrick. Sedaris held many part-time and odd jobs before he moved to New York and got a job reading excerpts from his diaries on National Public Radio in 1991. In 1994, Little, Brown published Barrel Fever, a collection of his works. He has since published such other works as Naked and Holidays on Ice. Sedaris has also written a play with his sister, Amy, called Little Frieda Mysteries. It was produced in 1997 in New York. His latest book, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, was published in June 2009.