Me Talk Pretty One Day

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris

5.85 Hours 04/01/2006 unabridged
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A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant 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 and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weinerare unforgettable. Sedariss essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest hes ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French! The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child. Entertainment Weekly on Barrel Fever Sidesplitting Not one of the essays in this new collection failed to crack me up; frequently I was helpless. The New York Times Book Review on Naked

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Oprah Pick for Best Memoirs of a Generation

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant 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 and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weinerare unforgettable. Sedariss essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest hes ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French! The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child. Entertainment Weekly on Barrel Fever Sidesplitting Not one of the essays in this new collection failed to crack me up; frequently I was helpless. The New York Times Book Review on Naked

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“David Sedaris’ deadpan delivery is the perfect foil to the bizarre in his latest collection of essays, and it’s hard to imagine another reader recounting these unlikely anecdotes…He is at his best when he’s describing the absurdity of childhood, moments so unexpectedly strange and yet recognizable, like Sedaris’ boyhood dream of performing a one-man show as Billie Holiday singing commercial jingles that they prompt gleeful, giddy laughter.” AudioFile
“It’s no wonder Sedaris is in such demand as a beacon of comic sanity in a terminally chic world.” Entertainment Weekly
“Original, acid, and wild.” Los Angeles Times
“Funny…touching, even tender.” New York Times Book Review
“The world’s most eloquent malcontent.” Amazon.com, review
“Sedaris is Garrison Keillor’s evil twin: like the Minnesota humorist, Sedaris focuses on the icy patches that mar life’s sidewalk, though the ice in his work is much more slippery and the falls much more spectacularly funny than in Keillor’s.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Naughty good fun from an impossibly sardonic rogue, quickly rising to Twainian stature.”   Kirkus Reviews

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by Marianne 9/13/2017
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Another Great Sedaris Audiobook

What's not to love about David Sedaris’ audiobooks? The combination of his outrageous stories and his dry, monotone voice make for a hugely enjoyable experience. Much of this collection centers around Sedaris’ life in France, as well as the usual stories of his childhood in North Carolina. Among the funniest about his attempts to learn French, as well as his stint as a failed teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago. Despite his rather unusual life, most of us can’t help but relate to Sedaris—something always seems to go wrong in his world, as often happens in ours. A must-listen for his fans.
by Holly 9/13/2017
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So funny

This collection of essays is hilarious. I love David Sedaris' delivery. These autobiographical stories cover a wide range of topics, from family and travel to work and speech impediments. All are entertaining, some laugh out loud hilarious. If you haven't listened to David Sedaris read his own work yet, you should start with this one.

Author

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English