[Reading] ➿ Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim ➶ David Sedaris – Tactical-player.co.uk
Sedaris makes the familiar unfamiliar, as he himself expresses it in the last tale His family is usual but extraordinary as families are, and his outlook is refreshingly unperturbed by the need for simplistic message seeking so beloved of plenty of his peers Made me want to read plenty. David Sedaris Plays In The Snow With His SistersHe Goes On Vacation With His FamilyHe Gets A Job Selling DrinksHe Attends His Brother S WeddingHe Mops His Sister S FloorHe Gives Directions To A Lost TravellerHe Eats A HamburgerHe Has His Blood Sugar TestedIt All Sounds So Normal, Doesn T It In His New Book 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 Finds One Of The Wittiest And Most Original Writers At Work Today At The Peak Of His Form This is the first book I ve read having been a big fan of the many Radio 4 series It takes a bit of adjusting but ultimately just as enjoyable David Sedaris revels in making normal people seem quite grotesque, he makes fun of everyone but mainly of himself and can make you cry with achingly sad stories just when you least expect it. There s something very addictive about David Sedaris I find his writing both hilarious and at the same time deeply sad and sometimes troubling It s a bit like the combination of sweet and salty that once you ve read one short story you just want and I can see that this isn t to everyone s taste but if you get it there s nothing else quite like it David Sadaris lays his life open for us here in a way that makes us reflect upon our own and ask if we could be so insightful and honest. Had me snorting with laughter at the wit of it all Mr Sedaris should be treasured and much encouraged to share the inside of his head with us mere mortals. I get the reality that a sense of humour is highly personal, one person s hilarity is another s baffled confusion For me, Sedaris does it, hits my funny bone every time. Anyone who has listened to David Sedaris monologues on BBC radio will have to imagine his voice whilst reading this book The story of his youth and strange family habits will have you wondering how they all survived It is mildly amusing but not a gut wrencher. David Sedaris s books always work best if you ve heard his voice on radio imagine Nialls from Frazier As always, a wickedly scripted but kindly observation of human foibles his and ours.