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David Sedaris and his books…

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 | Business | 1 Comment

David Sedaris

David Sedaris

David Sedaris is an author, among other things, of comedic books.  For the past 6 months I’ve been listening to some of his audiobooks while I drive back and forth to Boston and skiing.  So far I’ve finished Me Talk Pretty One Day, and have been working my way through When You Are Engulfed in Flames recently.  

I wanted to point out a few things.  First of all, audiobooks aren’t that bad.  I’ve always looked down on audiobooks myself somewhat.  They’re not really reading, and I’ve always detested abridged versions of books.  I’m not saying I love the concept of abridging books, but I didn’t find that it bothered me.  The winning point of audiobooks, for me, is having the author read the books.  I fully believe my experience listening to David Sedaris’ audiobook Me Talk Pretty One Day, was significantly improved by hearing David tell the story himself.  It does help that he’s a great writer, and reader.  

His stories are the types of stories we would all have gathered throughout our lives, with a comedic edge.  I got into reading his books when my girlfriend couldn’t stop laughing on a plane ride about an event in a bathroom.  

What brought me to writing this, was that I wanted to point out David Sedaris would be appearing at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Monday, April 6 @ 8:00pm.  Unfortunately I can’t go, but would love for someone else to get to experience it.

Here are some other books by David Sedaris:

When You Are Engulfed in Flames
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Naked
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Holidays on Ice: Stories
Holidays On Ice: Stories
Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays
Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays
Holidays on Ice
Holidays on Ice
The Book of Liz
The Book of Liz
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

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