Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview-a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A tart-tongued mother does dead-on imitations of her young son’s nervous tics, to the great amusement of his teachers; a stint of Kerouackian wandering is undertaken (of course!) with a quadriplegic companion; a family gathers for a wedding in the face of imminent death.
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Praise for Naked:
“Shrewd, wickedly funny...one of Americas most prickly, and most delicious, young comic talents.” —Washington Post Book World
“Uniquely affecting, Sedariss stories infest the mind as if they were your own dark memories.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Original, acid, and wild...wacky writing par excellence.”—Los Angeles Times
“Sedaris ekes humor out of the blackest of scenarios, peppering his narrative with memorable turns of phrase and repeatedly surprising double-edged wit...suggesting a caustic mix of J. D. Salinger and John Waters.”—Publishers Weekly