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A new roundup of personal essays - surprising, disarming, heartbreakingly funny - from the #1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist.
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters.
He goes on vacation with his family.
He gets a job selling drinks.
He attends his brother's wedding.
He mops his sister's floor.
He gives directions to a lost traveller.
He eats a hamburger.
He has his blood sugar tested.
It all sounds so normal, doesn't it?
In his new book David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives - a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim finds one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today at the peak of his form.
'These are scenes of family life at its best, written with clarity but also with great affection, through which the character of the author emerges, watchful, self-mocking and full of understanding.'
'This is a man who could capture your heart and lift your spirits while reading out the ingredients of a rice cake.'
'Mr Sedaris's humour is dry, witty and consistently successful.'
'Sedaris is like an updated Thurber: domestic, laconic, slightly warped but never bitter, and extremely funny.'
Culture, Sunday Times
ISBN: 9780349116709 ISBN-10: 0349116709 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 257 Published: 1st January 2014 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Sedaris came to prominence in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay SantaLand Diaries. He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994.
Each of his four subsequent essay collections, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008) have become New York Times Best Sellers.
As of 2008, his books have collectively sold seven million copies. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, Greek heritage, various jobs, education, drug use, homosexuality, and his life in France with his partner, Hugh Hamrick.