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In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. 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 memoirs 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. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. 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.
Publisher: 2009
ISBN: 9780316158503
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Growing up Sedaris wasn’t easy, but it sure made for some funny stories as he talks about dealing with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, the realization that he is gay, and his mother's and sister's love for detective shows.

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Jun 04, 2016

laugh out loud

Jan 25, 2016

Hilarious. How to write about family issues.

Jun 11, 2013

This is the first book I read by David Sedaris and still my favorite. Very rarely does a book make me laugh out loud!

Apr 23, 2013

I read this on a Greyhound bus. I was laughing so hard that a woman at the front of the bus walked to the back where I was sitting and asked what I was reading because she wanted to laugh that hard, too.

Aug 12, 2009

This is a hilarious book. I love Sedaris. This book is not quite as funny as some of the others, but nonetheless a fantastic read.


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