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.
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Review: NakedUser Review - AnnMarie - Goodreads
This book is laugh out loud funny. Do not ask questions, just read this or anything by Sedaris, now. Read full review
Review: NakedUser Review - Laura Noggle - Goodreads
Had to choke back laughter more than once on public transportation in Taiwan. Not sure I've ever laughed this much from a book, before or ever since. Probably my favorite David Sedaris book. Read full review
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