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Naked
By David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grand Central Pub
Publication date October 1, 2001
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Abridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781586212230
ISBN-10 1586212230
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $24.98
Other format details audio
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Summary
Compared by critics to the work of Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, and James Thurber, a riotous New York Times best-selling collection of essays chronicles the author's oddball adventures in eccentric company. Read by the author and Amy Sedaris.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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