Naked

Naked

Book - 1997
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Grand Central Pub
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.


Baker & Taylor
In a wry collection of essays, the author of the acclaimed Barrel Fever recounts hitchhiking across the country with an odd cast of quadriplegics and deadbeats, working as a migrant worker in North Carolina, and other adventures. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
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.


Baker
& Taylor

The author recounts hitchhiking across the country with an odd cast of quadriplegics and deadbeats, working as a migrant worker in North Carolina, and other adventures

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316779494
0316779490
Characteristics: viii, 291 p. ; 22 cm

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Deeel
Oct 23, 2017

this was my intro to David Sedaris.
brought it on a plane trip -> tears of laughter streamed down my face.
should come with a warning: POSSIBLE PUBLIC HUMILIATION RISK!

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HollyDavis022
Jun 04, 2016

laugh out loud

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empbee
Jan 25, 2016

Hilarious. How to write about family issues.

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kwehner1987
Jun 11, 2013

This is the first book I read by David Sedaris and still my favorite. Very rarely does a book make me laugh out loud!

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joliebergman
Apr 23, 2013

I read this on a Greyhound bus. I was laughing so hard that a woman at the front of the bus walked to the back where I was sitting and asked what I was reading because she wanted to laugh that hard, too.

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blizzard
Aug 12, 2009

This is a hilarious book. I love Sedaris. This book is not quite as funny as some of the others, but nonetheless a fantastic read.

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