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.
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Hip radio comedy fans and theater folks who belong to the cult of Obie-winning playwright/performer David Sedaris must kill to get this book. These would be fans of the scaldingly snide Sedaris's hilariously described personal misadventures like The Santaland Diaries (a monologue about his work as an elf to a department store Santa) seen off-Broadway in 1997. In a series of similarly textured essays, Sedaris takes us along on his catastrophic detours through a nudist colony, a fruit-packing plant, his own childhood, and a dozen more of the world's little purgatories.About the Author:
"David Sedaris is the author of the books Barrel Fever, Naked, and Holidays on Ice and is a regular contributor to Public Radio International's "This American Life."
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Descrizione libro Little, Brown & Company, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0316779490
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Descrizione libro Little, Brown, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110316779490
Descrizione libro Little, Brown, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0316779490
Descrizione libro Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Book. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED on title page by the author. Book is perfect inevery way -- square, solid, with DJ in protactive mylar Brodart cover --you'll trumpet like a bull elephant once this book arrives at your door!!!. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 017682