David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives -- a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.
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I highly recommend the audio version.
I love David Sedaris' work. I have all of his books in hardcover, but I also buy them in audio - I think this is the best way to absorb the work and get the full comedic timing he intends. His work is great to listen to on long car trips. I survived a few 13-hour long solo car trips with his books.
not his best
At his best, Sedaris is a wicked funny and supremely talented storyteller. Unfortunately, this is not his best book, and it's certainly not his best reading. If you read "Naked" or listen to his Carnegie Hall audio, you'll understand that the Courduroy and Denim audio book isn't his best. Fans may want to have it in their collection, but those looking for the pinacle of the Sedaris experience should look elsewhere.
Trust me, it's one of his best!
So hilarious! One of my favorite books ever and I am a tough critic. His top 2 books are DYFIC&D and Me Talk Pretty One Day. Can't find an author to compare to him.