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4.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2000 ISBN:
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David Sedaris' new collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. It begins with a North Carolina childhood filled with speech-therapy classes (There was the lisp, of course, but more troubling than that was my voice itself, with its excitable tone and high, girlish pitch) and unwanted guitar lessons taught by a midget. From budding performance artist (The only crimp in my plan was that I seemed to have no talent whatsoever) to clearly unqualified writing teacher in Chicago, Sedaris' career leads him to New York City and eventually, of all places, France. His move to Paris poses a number of challenges, chief among them his inability to speak the language. Arriving a spooky man-child capable of communicating only through nouns, he undertakes language instruction that leads him ever deeper into cultural confusion. Whether describing the Easter bunny to puzzled classmates or watching a group of men play soccer with a cow, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/12/2014

    " A storyteller such as Sedaris that can communicate any facet of life with quirky ease is a true savant. Beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine Falsone | 2/11/2014

    " I have recently discovered David Sedaris and have fallen in love with his wit and ridiculous perspective on life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Safranek | 2/9/2014

    " Love this guys sense of humor! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 2/4/2014

    " DAVID THEDARITH HAS DONE IT AGAIN "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K Sorenson | 1/30/2014

    " love anything by Sedaris. Best as audio books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 1/27/2014

    " gay humor is pretty funny. i liked it when after failing the mensa test, sedaris' boyfriend said there were other things he was good at. when pressed for specifics, all they could come up with is vacuuming and naming stuffed animals. there's a resume for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irina Bak | 1/26/2014

    " Funny entertaining, good beach vacation book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klenox Earthlinknet | 1/14/2014

    " Why did I wait so long to read this? Hysterically funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katya Ryabova | 1/10/2014

    " David Sedaris is brilliant with words. He can twist them any way he likes to be as funny, witty and descriptive as he wants. He paints with them, he is a very talented writer. Yet, or maybe for that very reason, I've never hated a book more in my life. The protagonist is such a despicably lazy, infuriating man child, it ain't even cute, and the situations he describes are grotesque. Very poignant too, very often, but grotesque and screaming of trying too hard and too much. If stripped of the brilliance of its execution, this collection of essays would be trash; stories about unflushed turds, abusive French teachers, inane art statements read as exaggerations, as malicious caricatures that begin in nothing and end with nothing . The book, of course, is written with words and it cannot be stripped of its style and essence, and this tears me apart, because the form is genius and the contents are not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shayda Salaravand | 12/31/2013

    " It's hilarious!!! such a laugh! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Berg | 12/24/2013

    " Laughing too hard to write full review. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Andrews | 12/23/2013

    " Utterly laugh-out-loud funny. The chapter on him learning French (from which the book title comes) is without a doubt the best exposition of adult second language learning I have ever come across. One of my favorite books of all time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Magda Gregorski | 12/22/2013

    " I really could not get into the book and gave up on page 60 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agustina | 12/15/2013

    " Before I started reading this book, I didn't realize that it was a compilation of short stories. Some were good, some I didn't care for, but the majority were humorous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Prince | 12/10/2013

    " A collection of mostly anecdotal stories, I found myself laughing through some and others more tedious to get through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 11/10/2013

    " My favourite book by David Sedaris. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meira Berger | 8/16/2013

    " I love David Sedaris! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 7/13/2013

    " Meh. David Sedaris is funnier to listen to than read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara Kontra | 5/3/2013

    " The first David Sedaris book I read. Absolutely hysterical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 12/21/2012

    " Don't look at me ,look at me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora Hale-vance | 11/10/2012

    " Poignant and amusing, Sedaris pulls it off incredibly well. Another book looking into the psyche. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 10/28/2012

    " This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. I love his wacky, quirky style and self-deprecating humour. It's an autobiographical account which made me laugh out loud at times, something which rarely happens with a book. His upbringing certainly makes you rethink your own! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saysayg | 10/10/2012

    " Loved it. A good choice when a novel seems too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 10/1/2012

    " I thought this book was funny, particularly part two which focused on his relationship with Hugh and their French adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 9/6/2012

    " Could not stop laughing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rae | 2/27/2012

    " Couldn't put it down.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candy | 12/11/2011

    " A very eclectic grouping of essays. Some are down right funny but others should just be filed under WTF. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie Horvitz | 9/28/2011

    " David Sedaris is brilliant, and this was one of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 9/23/2011

    " Hysterical - did the audio version and really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edmund McCombs | 5/23/2011

    " Relatable, fun and ultimately the book that inspired me to write. Well done! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/22/2011

    " I have no words, David is a genius story teller!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cammie_beckstead | 5/20/2011

    " Listened to this as a book on CD. Most of it was pretty hilarious. David Sedaris is a great writer. My only complaints were the several F-bombs and segments that seemed needlessly crass. I really enjoyed it, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/20/2011

    " HILARIOUS. For all of us who've tried (miserably) to learn another language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 5/18/2011

    " One of the funniest books I have ever read. I remember having to put it down because I was crying and laughing so hard my chest hurt! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacir100 | 5/16/2011

    " This book made me laugh so hard I stopped breathing during parts. One particular story was so hysterical I read it aloud to my entire family. My grandfather was laughing so hard we thought we might need to call an ambulance. This is my favorite of all of David Sedaris' books by far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 5/16/2011

    " The Sedaris family is full of win "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/16/2011

    " The only Sedaris I've read is Clothe Your Children in Corduroy and Denim. Needless to say, I was so disappointed by this book that I didn't even finish it because I was so bored.

    It was really boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 5/14/2011

    " Cyndy, I think you would like this book. It is pretty humorous. I don't know how this guy functions in life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 5/13/2011

    " It is David Sedaris, so expect to laugh and cry...and laugh some more. He is godly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/13/2011

    " There's no doubt in my mind this is the funniest book I've ever read, by a pretty wide margin too. Very entertaining. "

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About the Author
Author David Sedaris

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively through Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in England.