Naked by David Sedaris audiobook

Naked

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris

Little, Brown & Company, Grand Central Publishing 9780316779494
3.08 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris' message, alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek, is the same: pay attention to me. He turns the current mania for the memoir on its proverbial ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview, a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of personal essays creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all too familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in "A Plague of Tics" to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed. Through it all is Sedaris' unmistakable voice, without a doubt one of the freshest in American writing.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris' message, alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek, is the same: pay attention to me. He turns the current mania for the memoir on its proverbial ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview, a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable.

Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of personal essays creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all too familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in "A Plague of Tics" to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic.

This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed. Through it all is Sedaris' unmistakable voice, without a doubt one of the freshest in American writing.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sidesplitting.” New York Time Book Review
“Hilariously entertaining.” New York Observer
“A satirical brazenness that holds up next to Twain and Nathaneal West.” New Yorker
“Sedaris applies the same deadpan fastidiousness to his life that Charlie Chaplin applied to his shoe in The Gold Rush—this is splendid stuff.” Kirkus Reviews
“David and Amy Sedaris romp through the former’s jocular essays of personal humiliation and quotidian folly. David, bestselling author of Barrel Fever, has a high-pitched, pimply, woebegone delivery, befitting the tone and subject matter of his reminiscences.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: David Sedaris

Author Bio: David Sedaris

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, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively through Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 3.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English