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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1
on Sunday, November 12, 2006
A collection of 17, ah, enhanced autobiographical essays. Smart, wry, and sometimes just a wicked hoot. Not for every taste, but those that like him, like him a lot. I do.
Library Journal says:
"Sedaris ... has fashioned a funny memoir of his wonderfully offbeat life. To call his family "dysfunctional" would be enormous understatement and beside the point; Sedaris's relatives and other companions become vital characters on the page...Sedaris's humor is wickedly irreverent but not mean."
Picked up today at the Oakville Meet-Up. I have wanted to read this authorfor a long time. It was nice to meet you Wordsnark
Journal Entry 3
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 07, 2011
This is a collection of autobiographical essays that are supposed to be hilarious. Unfortunately while I did find a couple amusing, hilarious they were not.
Sedaris has led a very offbeat life and most of the essays evoked sympathy rather than humour. I also found Sedaris to be rather full of himself. To be honest, I am not a fan of short stories and that might have been a bit of the problem.
Journal Entry 4
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 03, 2012
Journal Entry 5
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 08, 2012
David Sedaris grew up in an incredibly odd family and, as such, has some incredibly odd stories to tell. Naked is a series of short essays about Sedaris' life, however I felt that it almost read like a novel rather than short stories because the stories weren't overly disjointed.
For the most part, the stories were pretty interesting. That being said, they were so off-the-wall that I was always questioning whether or not they were truthful or not. I wasn't laughing out loud at anything, however overall it was ok.
Journal Entry 6
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 09, 2012
This book is back with me :)
Journal Entry 7
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 11, 2014
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books.
I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.
Journal Entry 8
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, February 09, 2018
Released 1 yr ago (2/9/2018 UTC) at Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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