So far, I'm not loving David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day.
It's for my book club, and I often have tastes differing from those of my pals, but I'd heard so many good things about the book that I'm sort of disappointed that I didn't like it more. Admittedly the fact that he was a crystal meth-addicted conceptual artist when he was my age does put my life into pleasant perspective.
I realize that for the Volvo-driving, NPR-listening, Starbucks guzzlers among my pals, David Sedaris is some sort of great wit, but my opinion is that the world already has one Andy Rooney.
Do we really need another?
Who is admittedly only 100 pages in. Maybe it will improve.
If you don't like "Me Talk Pretty One Day" don't feel bad. I suggest you read "Naked" before you give up on David Sedaris.
I haven't read "Me Talk Pretty One Day"... but I imagine I would still like it and think of the complaining as being "delicously bitchy"
"Naked" and "Clothe your children in courderoy and denim" seemed to be very fun to me not because he was complaining, but because he just chronicled his life in some very strange situations that ended up being hilarious.
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