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Friday, June 11, 2010

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

David Sedaris wrote or at least published the essays in this book after he had become fairly famous.  Some of them are actually about his notoriety, one essay is the story of him telling his sister that one of his books will be made into a movie and her discomfort about having the family portrayed onscreen.

I love how well he handles the topic of his fame and fortune, he seems to take it in stride.  I like how people who become famous later in life seem to be a bit more fully baked than those that were shoved out into the limelight at an early age.

This novel focuses on his family when they're older and most of them get an essay each.  I especially loved the one about his brother, it was about him becoming the first one in the family to have a child and how fatherhood changed and didn't change him.

This book seemed a little darker than the other books, but still it was very enjoyable.  I didn't laugh out loud as much as I did reading the other books, If you want to see some of the better quotes you can look here.

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