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Me Talk Pretty One Day

Sedaris, David

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ISBN 10: 0316776963 / ISBN 13: 9780316776967
Published by Back Bay Books
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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0316776963 > PAPERBACK 2000. 272 pages. Title page signed by author. Covers are in good condition with some minor rubbing along the edges. Spine is sturdy and square. Binding is tight. Pages are bright, clean and free of marks. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-0769774

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Title: Me Talk Pretty One Day

Publisher: Back Bay Books


Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback.


"It's a pretty grim world when I can't even feel superior to a toddler." Welcome to the curious mind of David Sedaris, where dogs outrank children, guitars have breasts, and French toddlers unmask the inadequacies of the American male. Sedaris inhabits this world as a misanthrope chronicling all things petty and small. In Me Talk Pretty One Day Sedaris is as determined as ever to be nobody's hero--he never triumphs, he never conquers--and somehow, with each failure, he inadvertently becomes everybody's favorite underdog. The world's most eloquent malcontent, Sedaris has turned self-deprecation into a celebrated art form--one that is perhaps best experienced in audio. "Go Carolina," his account of "the first battle of my war against the letter s" is particularly poignant. Unable to disguise the lisp that has become his trademark, Sedaris highlights (to hilarious extent) the frustration of reading "childish s-laden texts recounting the adventures of seals or settlers named Sassy or Samuel." Including 23 of the book version's 28 stories, two live performances complete with involuntary laughter, and an uncannily accurate Billie Holiday impersonation, the audio is more than a companion to the text; it stands alone as a performance piece--only without the sock monkeys. (Running time: 5 hours, 4 cassettes) --Daphne Durham

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