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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim 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 davidsedarisbooks This was my first book by David Sedaris and though there were some stories that spoke to methan others, all in all, I enjoyed it and would readby the author Yes, he came across as kind of cranky and irritating at times, but I think that is probably part of his charm He doesn t seem to put up a facade, which makes for entertaining reading I very rarely read collections of anecdotes like this, because I already know a number will stand out and others will not, and I tend to prefer o This was my first book by David Sedaris and though there were some stories that spoke to methan others, all in all, I enjoyed it and would readby the author Yes, he came across as kind of cranky and irritating at times, but I think that is probably part of his charm He doesn t seem to put up a facade, which makes for entertaining reading I very rarely read collections of anecdotes like this, because I already know a number will stand out and others will not, and I tend to prefer one cohesive story That being said, I knew what I was getting into, and I can see Sedaris appeal He is chatty, yet very observant and doesn t shy away from anything Overall, this book was a good introduction to this author s work and I m curious to see how I like Calypso in the near future.Findreviews and bookish fun at 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 thedepressing details of his real life experiences I laugh my ass off at the bottom feede 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 thedepressing 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 awful Get 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 housing.Sedaris 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 quite 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 fashion.Audiobook 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 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 farShe 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 itof 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 well Do 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 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, wellDress 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 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, wellDress 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 condition basement dust I lugged upstairs along with the decorations, I laughed until I was overtaken by an emphysema ish coughing fit wheeze 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 MenNo 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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