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Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim

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The short story structure is usually perfect for satisfying my inconsistent reading phases and settling my mind before bed, but I’ve found myself wanting to read more despite my eyelids closing involuntarily. The subject matter can be too much for some people, especially if they've been told that David Sedaris is a humorist and then they encounter some the more depressing details of his real life experiences. I could seriously kick myself for not only not trying audiobooks before this Fall, but also for not thinking of collections like these as something that would fit into my short commute time perfectly.

Maybe it's one of those that, at page 100, kicks everything glorious into overdrive, making you gleeful and giddy and full of delight at reading it. I especially loved the one about his aspirations to wealth via his obscenely wealthy aunt, and his hilarious house-cleaning escapade that quickly ends up turning sexual (against his expectations).

I had just started to mutilate a miniature box of Red Hots when my mother pried them from my hands, accidentally finishing the job for me.

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. This is a man who could capture your heart and lift your spirits while reading out the ingredients of a rice cake.Because, for the first time, in this collection, we see clear indications that Sedaris is bumping up against his limitations.

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