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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date June 1, 1998
Pages 291
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316777735
ISBN-10 0316777730
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Compared by critics to the work of Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, and James Thurber, a hilarious New York Times best-selling collection of essays chronicles the author's oddball adventures in eccentric company. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. Through it all is Sedaris's unmistakable voice, without doubt one of the freshest in American writing.

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