Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day

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This collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performances (including a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weiner) are unforgettable. Sedaris' essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest hes ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French! The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child.
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ISBN: 9781594836855
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JCLEmilyD Oct 18, 2018

Parts of this book I thought were very funny, but for the most part I didn't enjoy this book. I really liked the pet story.

mlnorris1 Jul 31, 2017

Absolutely hilarious and laugh out loud funny. My favorite stories center around Sedaris' recollections of learning to speak the French language while living in France.

JCLHunterSt Jun 16, 2013

The audio of this book is read by the author, which is perfect, since it's a rough autobiography of his life. I really enjoyed Sedaris' dry humor, his frankness and the ability to find humor in himself and the world around him.

Jun 11, 2013

David Sedaris is one of my favorite authors. He really does have a knack for turning every day experiences into hilarious stories. I was laughing out loud reading about his misadventures in learning French.

JCLHopeH Jun 11, 2013

Sedaris is a master at recounting his quirky everyday incidents in such a genuine, but-of-course manner that kept me laughing through most of the book. This collection of essays centers on his time as an American learning to live in France, which appealed to my interests in travel and language. His essays “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Jesus Shaves” are by far my favorite, and the audio of Sedaris reading them is golden.

Jun 02, 2010

Very witty and very unbelievable stories. I enjoyed having the author read it on cd; it just made it that much more funny.


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JCLHunterSt Jun 23, 2013

'I hate you' she said to me one afternoon. 'I really, really hate you.' Call me sensitive, but I couldn't help but take it personally.


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