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"Sedaris's essays aren't just funny--they are examples of the craft of memoir writing at its best. Readers will smile in recognition at his anecdotes about his crazy family, college experiences, and dead-end jobs."
Liz Rodriguez - Books-A-Million, Niles, IL
The hilarious stories in Naked are memoirs of David Sedaris' wonderfully odd life. Join the author as he hitchhikes across the country with a bizarre cast of quadriplegics and deadbeats. Listen as he first discovers Shakespeare and tries to reintroduce rich cadences of Elizabethan language into rural North Carolina. Scrutinize the fine distinctions between fancy and extra-fancy as he toils in the Northwest as a migrant fruit picker. Celebrate Christmas at the Sedaris residence with friends, family, and a recently paroled prostitute. And finally, join him as he packs socks and suntan lotion for his inevitable trip to a nudist colony.
A wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world, Naked is a dazzling journey into Sedaris' own life, picking at every peccadillo, upsetting every stone, and leaving the author, literally, bare to the world.
- ISBN-13: 9780316777735
- ISBN-10: 0316777730
- Publisher: Back Bay Books
- Publish Date: June 1998
- Dimensions: 8.28 x 5.58 x 0.79 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds
- Page Count: 224