In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.
|Grouped Work ID||7854c475-f33d-9334-eb27-be885743068f|
|Grouping Author||david sedaris|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-10-26 03:51:56AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-26 05:02:03AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me.
|owning_library_aurora||Aurora Public Library|
|subject_facet||Humorists, American -- 20th century -- Biography|
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Humor
Naked / David Sedaris
Social life and customs