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Naked
by David Sedaris | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by efs300 of Bedford, New Hampshire USA on 5/15/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by aggeelin): to be read


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by efs300 from Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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From the Publisher
In Naked, David Sedaris's message is 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, in which 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.  


Journal Entry 2 by efs300 from Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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Posted to the Bookrings, Bookrays and Bookboxes forum as a Ray it Forward. So please just read it and pass it on to another...... 


Journal Entry 3 by efs300 from Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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Mailing tomorrow to KateKintail to start this 'Ray it Forward' 


Journal Entry 4 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Monday, May 21, 2007

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I received this book in the mail today as a Ray it Forward. Thanks so much! David Sedaris is one of my favorite writers and this is one of only two of his I have yet to read.

I have a few bookring reads ahead of it on my TBR pile, but I look forward to getting to this one and then finding another reader for it afterwards. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 25, 2007

10 out of 10

Sorry it took me a few months to get to this. Bookrings got in the way. But I took this with me on vacation and I'm glad I did. What I nice book to read and relax with!

I really enjoyed reading Naked! I think my two favorite Sedaris books are still Dress Your Family & Me Talk Pretty, but this one definitely made 3rd. He covers so many topics from OCD to nudists, from marriage to mothers, from roommates to hitchhiking, from family dynamics to strings of jobs. I didn't have any uncontrollable bouts of laughter, but I did laugh out loud several times. I love David's wisdom and ability to tell a tale with such frankness and honesty that he makes even the sort of hideous train wreck you have to look at actually a joy to look at.

Thanks so much for the RIF- I'll look for someone to pass it on to right now. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Continuing this Ray it Forward by sending this to LeishaCamden in Norway. Hope it's enjoyed!

RAY IT FORWARD!
Please journal this book when you get it, and then read it in a timely manner (don't put it all the way at the bottom of your TBR pile, but feel free to take your time with it). When you're finished reading, please make another journal entry with your thoughts. Then find another BookCrosser who'd like to read this and Ray it Forward to him/her with the same guidelines. 


Journal Entry 7 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, September 05, 2007

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This arrived in the mail from Virginia today. Yay. :-) I love David Sedaris - I've read two of his books ('Me Talk Pretty One Day' and 'Barrel Fever') and I absolutely loved both of them. I've been wanting to read more by him. This book looks fantastic - thank you for sharing, KateKintail!! I will definitely keep this book moving, when I've read it myself. :-) I'll journal again when I've read the book. 


Journal Entry 8 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, January 01, 2008

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I started reading this on Thursday, December 27th.

I love it!! Like everything else I've read by Sedaris this book is SO well written and SO funny. I just love it. I was laughing my head off on the subway on Saturday. ;-)

More later ... :-) 


Journal Entry 9 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, January 16, 2008

10 out of 10

I finished reading this book on Tuesday, January 8th.

What a riot!! :-D This book really was incredibly funny. It lived up to all my expectations (I had read two of Sedaris' books before). I normally don't laugh out loud at books even though I may find them very entertaining & amusing ... but I did at this book. Sedaris just writes so well ... !! and he has this wonderful wide-eyed, self-deprecating kind of humor that I love. He can turn even little things into big events, and vice versa ... so that reading his stories you are constantly surprised by what pops out at you. :-) Sometimes he made me cringe - like the first story, about his problems with his various tics - and I felt really bad for him, but at the same time was always entertained. :-) It's awful but it's still funny. ;-)

I hardly know what to say to praise this book. It's brilliant!! It's just so well written and so funny and so sweet and charming ... I love it. :-) Thank you so much for sharing, KateKintail! :-) I'll take the book with me to the next meetup here in Oslo and see if anyone there is interested in reading it. If not I'll post about it in the forum, but I'm pretty sure I'll be able to talk it up enough for one or the other of the meetup 'crowd' to want it ... ;-)

My favorite bit of the book: In the story 'c.o.g.', when David goes to the apple farm to work there as a picker, and the farmer tells him how his wife is sick with cancer. His foreman too. Then:

'Funny thing, cancer.' He lit a cigarette, and considered the spent match. A crop duster flew overhead, and he waved his arms in greeting. 'Yes, sir, it's a real mystery.' 


Journal Entry 10 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Friday, January 18, 2008

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Have bus ticket, will travel ... !!

In what I feel is something of the Sedaris spirit, I will be going on a day trip to Gothenburg in Sweden (eight hours round trip) to attend a BookCrossing meetup there tomorrow. :-) This book will go with me and we'll see if we can find any takers for this RIF.

Watch this space ... !! 


Journal Entry 11 by LeishaCamden at To a new reader in BC meetup, RAY IT FORWARD -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, January 19, 2008

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I knew it! The book found one if not two interested readers at the Gothenburg meetup today. It went home with ThursdayN - hope she enjoys the book as much as I did ... !! :-)

Happy reading, Thursday!! It was great meeting all of you!! :-) 


Journal Entry 12 by ThursdayN from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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I've been interested in this book for a while, so I'm glad that LeishaCamden brought it with her to the meet-up! It was great meeting you! =) 


Journal Entry 13 by ThursdayN from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

8 out of 10

What a great book! It is so well written and you can't but love his family! I want to read more of his books!

 


Journal Entry 14 by ThursdayN at Greenwich Coffee & Food in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Thursday, February 21, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (2/20/2008 UTC) at Greenwich Coffee & Food in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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Given to Panzeranzi on a meetup! 


Journal Entry 15 by Panzeranzi from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Thursday, February 21, 2008

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Thank you! I've read a book of his before and it was hilarious, so I'm looking forward to reading this! 


Journal Entry 16 by Panzeranzi from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Sunday, June 29, 2008

7 out of 10

Sorry for keeping the book for so long. I've finally read it and I loved it. I really enjoy Sedaris way of telling stories. He's funny, but not shallow and that's not easy. The stories about his family are both funny and sad. He's probably lucky to have had the mother he had, because she seems to have accepted him for who he is.

I'll have to decide who to give the book to. I'll pass it on as soon as possible.

Thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 17 by Panzeranzi at controlled release in controlled release, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, July 10, 2008

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Mailed to aggeelin today! Ray it forward! :) 


Journal Entry 18 by aggeelin from Örebro, Närke Sweden on Friday, July 11, 2008

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Överraskning med posten idag! Kattböcker som medföljare, jag blev jätteglad och vi skrattade gott åt texten i boken! 


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