telling minor stories to avoid a major one


Bookdown: No. 9 by Barbecue Bros
July 1, 2009, 11:54 am
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9. Naked by David Sedaris (1998, 224pp) – Another set of memoir-style essays from humorist David Sedaris, this time focusing on his childhood and family growing up in Raleigh, NC through his graduation from college. The book is similar in style to both Me Talk Pretty One Day or When We Were Engulfed in Flames.

The only misstep for me was the chapter “c.o.g.” relating to his time spent in Oregon picking apples and eventually apprenticing with a jade clockmaker. As opposed to the final, similarly lengthy chapter “naked” that focused on his week spent at a nudist colony, “c.o.g.” seemed to drag on. Besides those two chapters, the others were mostly easily-digestible, with several laugh out loud moments you are accustomed to from reading books by David Sedaris.

It took me a little longer to read this than it should have, partly because I was focusing on other pursuits in June. I hope to be able to sit down more often with my next few books and get through them much quicker. At the halfway point of 2009, I have read 9 books which is unofficially far more than I have read in any other year of my life. And this is something I feel pretty good about.

Next up: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

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