Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

From Amazon: Whether by nature or by nurture, Ma and Pa Sedaris certainly knew something about raising funny kids. Amy Sedaris has built a cult following for her Comedy Central character Jerri Blank, and David, the more famous of the two siblings, continues to spin his personal history into comedic gold. A good chunk of the material in Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim debuted in other media outlets, such as The New Yorker, but Sedaris's brilliantly written essays deserve repeat reads.

Another good one by David Sedaris. This one was not as laugh out loud funny as the others I have read but still solidly entertaining. Sedaris' descriptions of his childhood self, the boy who decopauged the outlet covers in his room, really tickle me. His eccentric family takes the stage again mostly for laughs but also in a rather reflectve piece about whether or not it is kind to them to place them in the spotlight.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I love David Sedaris, but haven't read this one yet.