Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sederis

David Sedaris has mastered his voice and style (some say this is his best book). When I finished reading Me Talk Pretty One Day I found myself wanting a novel from this author. I enjoyed this compilation of short stories and essays. He brings to life his characters. His voice resounds off the page; his sentences are metered and straight forward. He’s also understands flow; a very elusive device that allows us, the reader, to enjoy and be captivated by his work. He does not bog down with unnecessary words.

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

The stories about his father, his time in Paris are delightful. We truly feel his anguish to adjust to the culture. His love for Hugh, for relocating and his dysfunctional affection for his family are all transparent. This is a truly an American book. It also shows how Sedaris has matured as a writer.

Naked still remains my favorite, check out the ratings and other comments on Amazon.  Get the book, you be the judge, but David Sedaris is an amazing American writer.

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  1. […] are just that the first. Naked is so much better with consistent good writing. I’m also reading Me Talk Pretty Some Day, it’s delightful.  Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is and ode to the dysfunctional […]

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