Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David SedarisDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

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Audio Book (Cassette) | June 1, 2004

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David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives -- a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.
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
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Title:Dress Your Family in Corduroy and DenimFormat:Audio Book (Cassette)Dimensions:6.75 × 4.12 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2004Publisher:Hachette AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1586215019

ISBN - 13:9781586215019

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Laugh Out Loud! Another great collection by Sedaris that I read over and over again when I'm feeling disconnected. In this series of essay Sedaris puts together a stories of misguided attempts at human connection that seem doomed to fail through selfishness or insecurity but somehow don't. He makes me relate to even the most impossibly awkward and painful situations. I would highly recommend getting one of his books on audio because it's even funnier hearing him reading it!! Trust me!!!! #plumreviews.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love David Sedaris. Too funny. Excellent collection of essays.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another hilarious read I love David Sedaris and this is another one of his gems. Hilarious stories full of wit. Recommend!
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but hoping for more This is a story of the quirky family David Sedaris grew up with and how it made him the person he is today. He has a crazy family that is described with some very interesting and fun stories. I did find some of the stories to be frustrating to the point where I wanted to shake him and some of his family-friends. The things they would say. The numbness are easy to relate to and inevitably you will relate to at least one of the stories in this book. I've heard this isn't one of the better books by David Sedaris. I cannot compare since is the fist book of his I've read, but I do plan on giving some of his other books a chance since I've heard great things about them. I'd love to read what your opinion is on David Sedaris and what books you might recommend after reading Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. The final rating for this book is a 3-5.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Laugh-Out-Loud funny This was the first book I've read by David Sedaris. Definitely expected to laugh or even smile more. Found a lot of the essays horrifyingly uncomfortable. Think I may have enjoyed this more had it been classified as a memoir, not humour, which is why I feel let down that I didn't laugh more.
Date published: 2012-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from meh... I read a lot of Augusten Burroughs and when I told someone this they said, "Oh, then you will LOVE David Sedaris." So I tried it, and I'm not a fan. I find him a little negative, and annoyingly sarcastic. Augusten Burroughs for the most part always has me reading and reading and reading, however when it came to Sedaris - I found myself bored and wanting to put the book down and move on to something else...
Date published: 2010-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not funny but okay This is a set of essays commenting on Sedaris' life. One of the stories is about the time his father drags him over to a bully's house insisting his father pay for the root canal needed. The bully had hit him with a rock in his mouth. Another of the the stories is about the birth of his niece. His brother becomes a gentler soul but still is a hard-ass. I must be losing my sense of humour as although the stories were okay I did not find them hilariously funny. I found the Sedaris family to be eccentric sometimes but just the same as any other family. Tiffany wants to divorce her family. Paul is proving his machismo because he is the only 'male'. David is timid because of his homosexuality. An okay read.
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genuine Sedaris Once again Sedaris delivers a poignant,honest and witty book about life. I couldn't wait to get this book, and the wait was well worth it. Recommending-Running With Scissors and Nightmares Echo
Date published: 2005-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard Life, Humourous Look At It, Though the book tells of a difficult childhood, he does so with a bit of humor. Though you feel some of the pain in this autobiography, you don't have the chance to feel all of the pain. The reflections on himself are witty. A brilliant book to read! Other memoirs to read include: Father Joe and Nightmares Echo
Date published: 2005-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard Life, Humourous Look At It, Thought the book tells of a difficult childhood, he does so with a bit of humor. Though you feel some of the pain in this autobiography, you don't have the chance to feel all of the pain. The reflections on himself are witty. A brilliant book to read! another memoir to read include: Nightmares Echo by Katlyn Stewart
Date published: 2005-07-11

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