Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

I read Me Talk Pretty One Day because I thought it was about grammar. Despite my misconceptions (it's short memoirish stories), I thoroughly enjoyed it, and picked up the latest by the same author, Dress Your Family in Cordroy and Denim.

It's my kind of humor: the wry irony with a dash of obscure hyperbole. But besides that, there's a good deal of personal quality to the stories that makes me feel like I'm actually there with David Sedaris and his family. That's what makes each story good. [shrug]


  1. Why do you qualify your literary opinions or experiences with shrugs? You're entitled to them and they're totally smart and interesting. Make your Austen professor proud -- say it like you mean it! :-)

  2. It wasn't really meant to qualify my comments. It was more of a "and that's all I have to say about that" shrug.

  3. Wow, I'm really glad I made my comment then, even though I was totally wrong -- because it was bugging me that I only ever see you insert shrugs about poetry or books, and I'm very happy I was misunderstanding.