June 29, 2004
26 Down, 26 To Go

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is a good summer read. One warning: many of these stories have been published previously in magazines, so if you read the New Yorker, you have probably read several. Sedaris is one of my favorite humorists, honest and often laugh out loud funny. Like most essay collections, the book is a bit uneven, but if you want to laugh this summer, read this book.

The next book I will read, Shanghai Baby by Wei Hui, was recommended by my brother. The book covers the '80s rock and roll scene in Shanghai, I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by david on June 29, 2004
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What Sedaris book would you recommend for an introduction to his work?

Posted by: James Riot on June 29, 2004 03:01 PM

If you don't already have the rest of the year's books planned out, I recommend adding a book by Amy Hempel. They are all short, easily finished in a day or two. Hempel is a minimalist short story writer that uses humor and dwells on the bleaker side of life.

Posted by: Ieinz on June 29, 2004 04:01 PM

My favorite Sedaris book is "Me talk Pretty One Day," but you really can't go wrong with anything by him.

Posted by: david on June 29, 2004 10:49 PM
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