Me Talk Pretty One Day


This is my second Sedaris book, the first being an audiobook of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, although I actually owned this before that, I just hadn’t gotten around to reading it.

It’s another collection of anecdotes from Sedaris’ life and experiences, this time from a broad time range — some from his childhood, some much more recent.

Again they are witty and interesting, his view of the world being somewhat unique, but they weren’t as funny as those in Diabetes for me.

That’s not to say there weren’t times when I burst out laughing while reading this.

I think the audio format adds to the enjoyment of his works as his delivery seems to bring another dimension that was lacking here.

If you like his work, or other authors who specialise in observation, then this is a perfectly palatable installment but, for me, not his best.

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Reviewed: 14th May 2020