Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris is a collection of his personal essays and my first experience with this genre or type of work. I found them, in general, to be thoroughly enjoyable. The author’s style conjures a comfortable and friendly tone that is flavored with a sly wit which is sure to put a slim grin on the reader’s face. Passages about his childhood and family are entirely relatable, often hilarious, and Sedaris’ discourse on the state of the Cineplex and movie watching in America makes me long for the more intimate experiences of the movie houses that he describes. Not the most cohesive of collections, as his topics are wide-ranging, but the essay “Youth In Asia” still makes me laugh every time I think about it.

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