F/F in mylar. A 1st edition/1st printing in fine condition with full number line. Signed by author on title page. There is no wear to jacket. The jacket is not price clipped, the covers are clean and bright and the edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Hardcover/Cloth 257 p. Bookseller Inventory # 4359
Synopsis: David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives -- a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.
Review: 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.
Based on the author's descriptions, nearly every member of his family is funny, although some (like sister Tiffany, perhaps) in a tragic way. In "The Change in Me," Sedaris remembers that his mother was good at imitating people when it helped drive home her point. High-voiced, lovably plain-spoken brother Paul (aka The Rooster, Silly P) has long been a favorite character for Sedaris readers, though Paul's story takes on a serious note when his wife has a difficult pregnancy. The author doesn't shy away from embarrassing moments in his own life, either, including a childhood poker game that strays into strange, psychological territory. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim provides more evidence that he is a great humorist, memoirist, and raconteur, and readers are lucky to have the opportunity to know him (and his clan) so well. His funny family feels like our own. Perhaps they are luckier still not to know him personally. --Leah Weathersby
Title: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (...
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED on title page by the author. Square and solid, with sharp DJ in protactive mylar Brodart cover -- you'll trumpet like a bull elephant once this book arrives at your door!!! NOTE: Some evidence of handling to the page sides, amounting to a little gapping to the page bottoms. Signed by Author. Book. Seller Inventory # 023472
Book Description Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. , 257,  pages. Name of previous owner present. Gift inscription (NOT from the author) on fep. Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain: hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy; the gulf of misunderstanding that exists between people of different nations or members of the same family; and the poignant divide between one's best hopes and most common deeds. From Wikipedia: "David Raymond Sedaris (born December 26, 1956) is an American Grammy Award-nominated humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. He was publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay "SantaLand Diaries". He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994. His next five essay collections, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008), became New York Times Best Sellers. In 2010, he released a collection of stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. In 2013, Sedaris released his latest collection of essays, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. By 2008, his books had sold seven million copies. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and often concerns his family life, his middle-class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, his Greek heritage, jobs, education, drug use, and obsessive behaviors, and his life in France, London, and the English South Downs. Sedaris was born in Binghamton, New York, to Lou, an IBM engineer, and Sharon (nee Leonard) Sedaris and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is of Greek descent on his father's side. His mother was Protestant and his father is Greek Orthodox. Sedaris was raised in a suburb of Raleigh and is the second child of six. In his teens and twenties, he dabbled in visual and performance art. He describes his lack of success in several of his essays. After graduating from Jesse O. Sanderson High School in Raleigh, Sedaris briefly attended Western Carolina University before transferring to and dropping out of Kent State University in 1977. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1983 and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. While working odd jobs across Raleigh, Chicago, and New York City, Sedaris was discovered in a Chicago club by radio host Ira Glass; Sedaris was reading a diary he has kept since 1977. Glass asked him to appear on his weekly local program, The Wild Room. Sedaris said, "I owe everything to Ira.My life just changed completely, like someone waved a magic wand." Sedaris' success on The Wild Room led to his National Public Radio debut on December 23, 1992, when he read a radio essay on Morning Edition titled "SantaLand Diaries", which described his purported experiences as an elf at Macy's department store during Christmas in New York. "SantaLand Diaries" was a success with listeners, and made Sedaris what The New York Times called "a minor phenomenon". He began recording a monthly segment for NPR based on his diary entries, edited and produced by Glass, and signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown and Company. In 1993, Sedaris told The New York Times he was publishing his first book, a collection of stories and essays, and had 70 pages written of his second book, a novel "about a man who keeps a diary and whom Mr. Sedaris described as 'not me, but a lot like me'". In 1994, Sedaris published Barrel Fever, a collection of stories and essays. He became a frequent contributor when Glass began a weekly hour-long PRI/Chicago Public Radio show, This American Life, in 1995. Sedaris began writing essays for Esquire and The New Yorker. In 1997, he published another collection of essays. He wrote his next book, Me Talk Pretty One Day, mostly in France over seven months and published it in 2000 to "practically unanimous rave reviews". For that book, Sedaris won the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor. First e. Seller Inventory # 68698
Book Description Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED on title page by the author. Book is perfect in every way -- square, solid, with DJ in protactive mylar Brodart cover -- you'll trumpet like a bull elephant once this book arrives at your door!!! NOTE: Light evidence of handling to the page sides. Signed by Author(s). Book. Seller Inventory # 023470
Book Description Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED on title page by the author. Book is perfect in every way -- square, solid, with DJ in protactive mylar Brodart cover -- you'll trumpet like a bull elephant once this book arrives at your door!!!. Signed by Author. Book. Seller Inventory # 029749
Book Description Little, Brown & Company, New York, NY, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: NF/NF; Hardback. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 257 pages; Inscribed by David Sedaris on title page. Near Fine condition with Near Fine . Seller Inventory # 32132
Book Description Little, Brown & Company, New York, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Briefly inscribed by Sedaris. An essay collection focusing on the foibles of the author's family. ; 257 pages; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 17518
Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. NF/NF. First edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page. 257 pp. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 22115
Book Description Little, Brown and Co., 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. STATED FIRST Edition AND Printing with publishers full number line present. * SIGNED * by author directly onto title page (signature only). A Perfect clean and tight volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket. Mylar protected jacket. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 003922
Book Description Little, Brown. Condition: Fine. Signed, 1st ed.; fine condition, DJ fine condition. Seller Inventory # GTC3670
Book Description Little Brown & Co, New York, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition/First Printing. A square solid tight clean un-read as new copy. This copy includes a program from the signing event. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND WILL NORMALLY SHIP NEXT DAY. Signed by Author(s). Book. Seller Inventory # 028245