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  1. says:

    Sedaris isn´t for everyone because his weird and disturbing tales are no humor easy to laugh about because it involves many dark and black comedy elements some indirect social criticism and coarse scenes often dealing with topics that are against the code of conduct of acceptable targets I like it the mini humor tales are perfect for in between whenever one doesn´t want to exhaust oneself with reading something complex or of high uality with full focus on enjoying the art the perfect stopgap I would really like to know how much of it is authentic and what just exaggerated or fictional because I could truly imagine super sized families acting in a Malcolm in the Middle or Married with kids style or whatever sitcoms taught us about it And not to forget there are hardly satirical authors that mostly write short stories and articles for magazines it are mostly novels and these are often so interwoven deep and complex that it isn´t easy to get the whole package out of the first read If someone tries it and doesn´t like 2 or 3 stories I would suggest not to continue because they are all uite similar mini plots around happenings fueled by the author´s real and fictional experiences There is so much truth about the fact that each dysfunctional sad and broken family is destroying each others lives in a uniue way and Sedaris´ humor is nourished with the darkness and pain hidden behind the broken veneers of many seemingly happy families I am often thinking that people have the completely wrong idea that easygoing humorous texts aren´t hard to write and already second uestion in this review I would be interested to know how many edits Sedaris needs until his small diamonds sprinkle like glass cutting and torturing anyone of his protagonists Being funny is one of the hardest things no matter how trivial dirty and cheap it might seem and how Sedaris uses his homosexuality for laughs in the same way Woody Allen does it with Judaismhttpstvtropesorgpmwikipmwikiphis hilarious A perfect description of the struggle of being gay and finding identity in a sadly still intolerant and homophobic world tooTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue


  2. says:

    The Sedaris family is certifiably crazy and I love them Out of everything he's produced I've read all of his major work and only missed a few short pieces this is my favorite David Sedaris book Yet I don't recommend itnot always not to everyone The subject matter can be too much for some people especially if they've been told that David Sedaris is a humorist and then they encounter some the depressing details of his real life experiences I laugh my ass off at the bottom feeder personalities and occasional bargain basement morals herein but some people will wring their hands and cry Oh how awfulGet over it and enjoy the ride is my approach The ride includes experiences of being gay and coming out horrible and hilarious portraits of various family members that bring the people as vividly alive as any long running sitcom is capable and living on his own for the first time which includes apartment living in general and specifically the trials of low income housingSedaris is a master at autobiographical essays These short form pieces about his life read like carnival folklore so seemingly unreal at times it feels surreal Some of his other books are not uite so warts and all If you try Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim on for size realize it may not suit you Perhaps try on another first and ease your way into this strange fashionAudiobook Note Listening to Sedaris read the audiobook is a must He wrote the stories hell he lived the stories so he knows how they're to be read I've listened to him enough now that I can not only read his work in his voice but also accurately guess at the necessary inflection in new material Yeah it's a gift


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    “She's afraid to tell me anything important knowing I'll only turn around and write about it In my mind I'm like a friendly junkman building things from the little pieces of scrap I find here and there but my family's started to see things differently Their personal lives are the so called pieces of scrap I so casually pick up and they're sick of it”I think David Sedaris would be surprised to hear that he has been a hero of sorts for me during the last few weeks He’d probably go so far as to say he’s been called many things but never a ‘hero’ But he has saved me from singing the blues on a number of days and lifted me from boredom on many so ‘hero’ he shall be named This was my second Sedaris collection my first being Calypso which I read and made a big to do over back in March of this year I ran around telling everyone about that one trying to force the book in a few pairs of hands I’m not always easy to please when it comes to humor – not a big fan of outlandish slapstick or inane bodily jokes But the Sedaris brand of comedy has won me over wholeheartedly I guess you’d call it of an observational kind of humor Looking at ordinary events and finding the absurd in them Things many of us can relate to regarding family life relationships run ins with strangers and that sort of juicy stuff After reading Calypso it was recommended to me by several friends here on Goodreads that I must absolutely listen to David Sedaris read his own stories Well these friends are wise so I did just that Naturally they were right What an added pleasure to hear David’s voice as he relates what would seem at first like mundane occurrences transformed into hilarious anecdotes I don’t think I can experience his writing any other way other than audio from this point forward Some of these I played twice once for myself and then holding my teenage children as captive audience at the dinner table for a second listen I think I may have converted them into fans as wellDo yourself a favor and give him a listen if you haven’t already done so I’m currently on a wait list for the next audio that becomes available through my fine library system


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    Find all of my reviews at think by this point it’s pretty much common knowledge that I love David Sedaris like a fat kid I love cake and well Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim might be my favorite collection yet I could seriously kick myself for not only not trying audiobooks before this Fall but also for not thinking of collections like these as something that would fit into my short commute time perfectly We’re talking true Even while in a stupid ass Fiat rather than a Volkswagen since mine decided to die like a whore on the corner a few months back And when work got like WAAAAAAY too worky the other day and I was afraid I was going to full out pull a Milton Or a Leslie Knope I opted to schedule a mental health vacay day instead and went home to immerse myself in my favorite type of therapy this time of year – decorating Christmas trees with an added bonus of listening to the soothing sounds of David’s dysfunction this go ‘round Dress Your Family was a great blend of stories of the Sedaris children and parents words cannot express how much I adore Sharon their mother the Sedaris children as adults David and Hugh and everything in between Thanks to the combo of some sort of sinus conditionbasement dust I lugged upstairs along with the decorations I laughed until I was overtaken by an emphysema ish coughing fitwheeze that may or may not have concluded with me urinating a bit on myself and if THAT isn’t an endorsement I don’t know what is I’ve put a hold on every other available Sedaris audio in order to get myself through the end of the year without hopefully causing bodily harm to anyone at work Now I just have to deal with a cat who is terrified of Santa’s impending visit after hearing the story of “6 to 8 Black Men” No it isn’t Read the story Anyway I keep telling him we don’t live in Amsterdam so he doesn’t have anything to worry about but I think it’s pretty obvious by the look on his face that he doesn’t believe me


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    I chuckled out loud a couple of times while reading this book and enjoyed learning about Sedaris's uirky dysfunctonal yet endearing family There wasn't one particular thing that majorly stood out to me that would push it to 4 stars though I wonder if this would've been stronger had the essays tied together for an overarching theme or thesis The book reads as if it were supplementary info about David's life and since this is my first time reading his work I desired I plan on reading his other books to get a complete picture


  6. says:

    this is a book by david sedarisshrugi mean what else am i supposed to say? it's not like he went out on a limb here and wrote a space opera or a bodice ripper it's david sedaris if you like him you will probably like this one if you don't you probably won'tthis is not my favorite of his collections but i laughed out loud three times which i think is pretty good i like laughterone time connor made david sedaris laugh he has yet to write a story about this incident but we are all holding our breaths and waiting


  7. says:

    Okay so the Chip Kidd covers usually ruins authors like this for me These covers almost ooze a Wes Andersonish Americana I'll let prejudices slip pastSo this writer has a following and it is understandable This guy CAN WRITE And topping that he can write short stories I am very ambivalent about short vignettes or even the lofty novella why don't writers just extend the st out of whatever story they are writing to fit the perimeters of the novel? O so closeSedaris observes writes He's underwhelmingly unextraordinary but his voice sures gots sassI have known someone the exact prototype of this Woody Allenesue guy all style no substance Yes keen keen like a knife But what ties it all? Why are these so damn popular? Sometimes the collective I I want to read of this self centered pedant He ain't all that though This must be mentioned


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    Find all of my reviews at think I may have broken free of the endless Sedaris loop which I have had playing in my car but I’m sure I’ll return to it eventually If for no other reason than to hear about I will tell you audio is the ONLY way to go when it comes to stories about the youngest Sedaris – be it David or Amy’s impersonation you’ll be hard pressed not to look like a hysterical maniac if driving while listening When my sisters and I eventually left home it seemed like a natural progression–young adults shifting from one environment to another While our departures had been relatively painless Paul’s was like releasing a domestic animal into the wild He knew how to plan a meal but displayed a remarkable lack of patience when it came time for the actual cooking Frozen dinners were often eaten exactly as sold the Salisbury steak amounting to a stickless meat Popsicle I phoned one night just as he was leaning a family pack of frozen chicken wings against the back door He’d forgotten to defrost them and was now attempting to stomp the solid mass into three six inch portions which he’d force into his toaster ovenI heard the singular sound of boot against crystallized meat and listened as my brother panted for breath “Goddamned fucking chicken wings”I called again the following evening and was told that after all that work the chicken had been spoiled It tasted like fish so he threw it away and called it a night A few hours later having decided that spoiled chicken was better than no chicken at all he got out of bed stepped outside in his underpants and proceeded to eat the leftovers directly from the garbage canI was mortified “In your underpants?”“Damned straight” he said “Rooster ain’t getting dressed up to eat no fish assed tasting chicken” All the Stars


  9. says:

    I thought I was over David Sedaris I don't mean that I don't like him I do His essays are funny but after a while they all seem to run together He mines the same territory again and again stories of growing up with his dysfunctional uirky yet lovable family Stories of himself as the odd and awkward kid growing up and trying to figure out how to live in this worldI wasn’t going to buy Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim in print but I saw the audio version read by Sedaris himself on sale at CompUSA when they were going out of business and selling their entire inventory for cheap I couldn’t resist even though I much prefer to read books rather than to listen to them I did nothing with it for than a year until I decided I should listen to it while going for walks around my neighborhoodI found myself rolling my eyes not laughing and uickly becoming bored Finally I had the idea to take the book with me when I drove places I felt I would get through it much uicker that way and could finally move on to something elseIt turned out that that was the way to listen to David Sedaris Walking around the neighborhood while thinking about the pain in my hip and how at 38 years old I’m afraid I’m going to have to have a fucking hip replacement is no way to appreciate him I just wanted to slap the shit out of him and his idiosyncratic familyneighborsand everyone else he was talking about Relaxed and driving on the freeway with his pleasant voice in my ear was the way to go In fact I enjoyed it so much that it made me want to listen to his books rather than read them which was kind of a first for meThat being said it’s not going to come as a big surprise that this collection is of the same types of stories we’ve heard in the past but I have to say that Sedaris really shines when he talks about his sister Tiffany and his brother Paul aka The Rooster Those were my favorites in the collection I was also sad to learn that Sedaris’s mother Sharon has passed away I’ll never forget his Ya Ya refusing to call Sharon by her name and stubbornly referring to her as “The Girl” because she was pissed she wasn’t Greek And if you already know and love The Rooster man are you in for a treat when Sedaris reads in Paul’s voice Something about this charming well spoken man saying the words “She had tubes coming out of her pussy” in a thick southern accent cracked me up than reading it on the page ever could


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    So David Sedaris Well let's be clear Nobody with a funnybone can hate David Sedaris And neither do I But it has to be said that last book Dress your family in corduroy and denim was uite a disappointment Judging by the number of people showing up for his readings here in San Francisco and its lengthy sojourn on The New York Times bestseller list it obviously did pretty well commercially And based on the enormous amount of accumulated goodwill from his earlier books I don't begrudge DS his commercial success Not one bit Well OK Maybe just a little bit Because for the first time in this collection we see clear indications that Sedaris is bumping up against his limitations How so? I think and make no claim for the originality of this analysis it's because Sedaris is at his best when he writes from the point of view of slightly marginalized outsider In his earlier stuff he was poor he's gay and he managed to achieve a tone of bemusement in reporting what went on around him that was completely hilarious In the face of increasing commercial success the edge that was conferred by his being poor became harder to maintain But he and his boyfriend moved to France thereby achieving automatic outsider status and Sedaris was able to mine this for comedy gold his accounts of misadventures while learning French are truly funny and credit must be given for the way in which he makes the comedy seem so effortless But that's his previous book Me Talk Pretty One Day Problem is the whole 'marginalized outsider' position seems less and less plausible for an author whose books spend months on the best seller list Similarly after a few years in France the forces of assimilation are bound to cut down on the number of amusing misunderstandings funny enough to be worth writing about This leaves one other area which Sedaris has mined fruitfully in previous books anecdotes about his family Indeed the majority of the stories in this latest collection are family based anecdotes However the stories in this collection do not come close to matching the wit and poignancy of those in earlier books suggesting that this vein of inspiration may be close to being tapped out Hardly surprising any author would lead with the funniest material; this collection has occasional flashes of wit but never reaches the 'laugh out loud' uality of the earlier books Several pieces in this collection describing his brother's wedding his job one summer at the State Fair are downright pedestrian and a couple of pieces just fall flat ruminations about apartment hunting while visiting the Anne Frank house accounts of visits with two of his sisters whose feelings about being featured as bit players in this or subseuent collections are decidedly mixed It's to Sedaris's credit that he too is ambivalent on this point but his soul searching on the issue doesn't make for interesting reading One of Yeats's later poems is called The Circus Animals' Desertion; in it he bemoans the fact that the themes which inspired him early in his career have lost their inspirational power Dress your family in corduroy and denim supports the notion that David Sedaris may be experiencing similar difficulties But don't count him out yet His previous books estalished Sedaris as a hilarious extremely talented writer Anyone can have one bad book Let's hope he will leave it at that


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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. Sedaris isn´t for everyone because his weird and disturbing tales are no humor easy to laugh about because it involves many dark and black comedy elements some indirect social criticism and coarse scenes often dealing with topics that are against the code of conduct of acceptable targets I like it the mini humor tales are perfect for in between whenever one doesn´t want to exhaust oneself with reading something complex or of high uality with full focus on enjoying the art the perfect stopgap I would really like to know how much of it is authentic and what just exaggerated or fictional because I could truly imagine super sized families acting in a Malcolm in the Middle or Married with kids style or whatever sitcoms taught us about it And not to forget there are hardly satirical authors that mostly write short stories and articles for magazines it are mostly novels and these are often so interwoven deep and complex that it isn´t easy to get the whole package out of the first read If someone tries it and doesn´t like 2 or 3 stories I would suggest not to continue because they are all uite similar mini plots around happenings fueled by the author´s real and fictional experiences There is so much truth about the fact that each dysfunctional sad and broken family is destroying each others lives in a uniue way and Sedaris´ humor is nourished with the darkness and pain hidden behind the broken veneers of many seemingly happy families I am often thinking that people have the completely wrong idea that easygoing humorous texts aren´t hard to write and already second uestion in this review I would be interested to know how many edits Sedaris needs until his small diamonds sprinkle like glass cutting and torturing anyone of his protagonists Being funny is one of the hardest things no matter how trivial dirty and cheap it might seem and how Sedaris uses his homosexuality for laughs in the same way Woody Allen does it with Judaismhttpstvtropesorgpmwikipmwikiphis hilarious A perfect description of the struggle of being gay and finding identity in a sadly still intolerant and homophobic world tooTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue The Abyss Beckons family He gets a job selling drinks He attends his brother’s wedding He mops his sister’s Influencing Powerful People floor He gives directions to a lost traveler He eats a hamburger He has his. 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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. I chuckled out loud a couple of times while reading this book and enjoyed learning about Sedaris's uirky dysfunctonal yet endearing family There wasn't one particular thing that majorly stood out to me that would push it to 4 stars though I wonder if this would've been stronger had the essays tied together for an overarching theme or thesis The book reads as if it were supplementary info about David's life and since this is my first time reading his work I desired I plan on reading his other books to get a complete picture Religion and Violence family There wasn't one particular thing that majorly stood out to me that would push it to 4 stars though I wonder if this would've been stronger had the essays tied together Those Good Gertrudes for an overarching theme or thesis The book reads as if it were supplementary info about David's life and since this is my Refined Tastes first time reading his work I desired I plan on reading his other books to get a complete picture

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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 davidsedarisbooksc. Okay so the Chip Kidd covers usually ruins authors like this for me These covers almost ooze a Wes Andersonish Americana I'll let prejudices slip pastSo this writer has a following and it is understandable This guy CAN WRITE And topping that he can write short stories I am very ambivalent about short vignettes or even the lofty novella why don't writers just extend the st out of whatever story they are writing to fit the perimeters of the novel O so closeSedaris observes writes He's underwhelmingly unextraordinary but his voice sures gots sassI have known someone the exact prototype of this Woody Allenesue guy all style no substance Yes keen keen like a knife But what ties it all Why are these so damn popular Sometimes the collective I I want to read of this self centered pedant He ain't all that though This must be mentioned