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"At his best, he makes you laugh out loud, which indeed may be worth the price of admission." (The New York Times)
I'd never encountered David Sedaris before this audiobook, and was advised this was a great starting point. And I am so glad I listened to it. David's stories are touching, informative and above all ridiculously funny. His attempts at speaking French had me laughing out loud, while his revealing tale about tourists judging him on the Paris Metro made me want to reach into the headphones and punch the offending ignorami. He is extremely likable, and once you listen to one story don't make any plans for the next few hours, as you won't want to leave him unattended.
"Why is he so funny?"
The fact that David Sedaris narrates his own observations on daily life adds comic nuances and pauses that are wonderful. Some would say his delivery is dead pan, but this works. I'm not a 'laugh out loud' person but this did make me smile, chuckle, and infuriatingly for them, call other people in to 'Listen to this!' He really makes the ordinary extraordinary and leaves me thinking, 'There, but for the grace of God....' I'll be reading more.
"Hilarious - brimming with dark, sharp wit."
David Sedaris doesn't disappoint with another selection of gut-achingly funny observations. From speech therapists to airline passengers and as ever, his family, he will make you weep with laughter with his wit, humour and dead-pan delivery. Wonderful - I've listened to it over and over.
Maybe it's me, but why can I not just download the book and listen on my computer without a host of very confusing options. Fortunately I have read the book before but downloaded it to listen to in the car but am completely unable to either download it ( yes, I've already paid ) or play it. Very Irritated customer.
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