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A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weinerare unforgettable. Sedariss essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest hes ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French! The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child. Entertainment Weekly on Barrel Fever Sidesplitting Not one of the essays in this new collection failed to crack me up; frequently I was helpless. The New York Times Book Review on Naked

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Me Talk Pretty One Day
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4 / 5
January 28th, 2014
Hilarious! Confirmed to get you in stitches.
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January 26th, 2014
I first saw David Sedaris read one of his 'essays' on a television show and his dry, intelligent humour left me in stitches so I decided to buy his latest book; it didn't let me down. If you come at 'Me Talk Pretty One Day' as a collection of humorous anecdotes with a bit of soul, it will offer a great distraction from the daily grind and sufficient giggles to keep you wanting more. I definitely enjoyed it and plan to purchase 'Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls'.
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January 24th, 2014
Completely hilarious. Perfect for a lighter read and you will laugh out loud (so if you're not careful, it'll also earn you some weird looks on public transit)
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January 24th, 2014
I enjoyed Me Talk Pretty One Day, but I found the disjointed style difficult to follow at times. I read it for my book club choice and wasn't totally impressed as the reviews. Had some hilarious moments, but didn't measure up to my expectations.
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May 18th, 2013
I enjoyed Rooster and the French class trying to explain Easter.
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