David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day - Little, Brown Book Group

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    • ISBN:9780349113913
    • Publication date:03 Jan 2002
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    • Publication date:03 Jun 2004

Me Talk Pretty One Day

By David Sedaris

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* A brilliant, savage, hilarious new collection of writings from David Sedaris - it's as if Garrison Keillor's evil twin meets Woody Allen

Anyone that has read NAKED and BARREL FEVER, or heard David Sedaris speaking live or on the radio will tell you that a new collection from him is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious new pieces, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that 'every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section'. His family is another inspiration. 'You Can't Kill the Rooster' is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails.

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  • ISBN: 9780748123032
  • Publication date: 05 Aug 2010
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