Saturday, February 20, 2010
A Book Review by Sarah
“You Should Dress Your Family in Denim and Corduroy” by David Sedaris
This book is laugh-out-loud funny and made me so happy in so many ways. David Sedaris is an author who was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and his stories come out of his life, many of them from his childhood. To add to my enjoyment, his father, Lou Sedaris, was a part of our 'spinning' group at the gym who took cycle classes and also had lunches and get-togethers. This was my second Sedaris book (check out “Me Talk Pretty One Day”), and in some ways I liked it more than the first. It had the expected sarcasm and colorful storytelling that I hoped to find, but gave an added element of heart towards his family members and himself. I found myself smiling and being touched at the end of every chapter, and then quickly moving ahead to enjoy the next episode in the hilarity that is David Sedaris' life. It is certainly an off-coloured and crude piece of work, but if you can handle it, get ready to enjoy yourself and even see a piece of your own family.