Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Anyone that has read NAKED and BARREL FEVER, or heard David Sedaris speaking live or on the radio will tell you that a new collection from him is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious new pieces, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that 'every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section'. His family is another inspiration. 'You Can't Kill the Rooster' is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails.
From Publishers Weekly
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Me talk pretty one day!
The best book I have read in years, I physically laughed out loud so many times. I just want to hang out with this guy, truly looking at life from another angle yet making 100% sense. I just spent a year in Paris learning french and its as if he were there with me. Brilliant, Brilliant.
You talk pretty one day
I have only recently discovered David, and then only through his BBC4 radio show, Meet David Sedaris. Having read the book now I can genuinely recommend both. I would advise any readers to first listen to one of readings and get a feel for his pacing and delivery before moving on to the books. Whilst I am sure the text would stand alone it is massively enhanced by his presentation. Hugh, his Father, Mother and sisters all have voice and it helps when reading to know when they would pause or emphasise different words or phrases. I shall be Dressing my family in corduroy next and I'm sure I won't be disappointed.