Naked by David Sedaris audiobook

Naked

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781609417598

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me.

Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in "A Plague of Tics" to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means.

This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This collection of biographical stories from playwright and National Public Radio commentator Sedaris are at times heartwarming, poignant, sad, and laugh-out-loud funny.” Library Journal
“Sedaris applies the same deadpan fastidiousness to his life that Charlie Chaplin applied to his shoe in The Gold Rush—this is splendid stuff.”  Kirkus Reviews
“Genuinely funny, at time hilarious…Makes for a smashing use of audio as a unique entertainment medium…Highly likable and spirited throughout.” Publishers Weekly
“David Sedaris brings X-ray vision to this strip search of the human psyche, sparing no one—including himself…His work is characterized by a brazen candor, a heart of gold, and the most blithely sophisticated, loopy humor that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child.” Entertainment Weekly
“Hilariously entertaining…The essays in Naked re-create the cathartic, the spiritual experience of laughing so hard that it hurts.” Francine Prose, New York Observer

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Author Bio: David Sedaris

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 : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English