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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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    ISBN 9780316777728
    Genre HUMOR / Form / Essays
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 272
    Publisher Date 2000-06-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Little Brown & Co
    Copyright Year 20000601
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Sedaris, David
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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    • This book is an absolute delight. Sedaris feeds my twisted sense of humor as few writers have. I can't wait to read his other books.

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