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Naked (Abridged Audio Cassette)
Naked - Abridged Audio Cassette
Author: David Sedaris
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ISBN-13: 9781570424816
ISBN-10: 1570424810
Publication Date: 1997
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 13
This is quite possibly the funniest book I have ever read. If you are feeling down and you think nothing can perk you up, try reading Naked, and I promise, you'll be laughing within minutes.
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Helpful Score: 9
I liked it; it's hard to believe that someone with as much lack of direction, and who has had so many near misses with disaster has manged to create as much of a career as Sedaris has.

I thought his bio would be funnier -- that's what the back cover copy would have you believe -- but while there are certainly many funny moments, there's a lot of nail biting, too. It doesn't make the book bad, but it didn't hit my expectations, either. So I'm left with an odd feeling about it.

This review sounds lukewarm --- but the book is actually quite good. It's just not crazy funny like I thought it would be.
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Helpful Score: 7
I got so many crazy looks when I would read this book at work on my lunch break. I laughed out loud and everyone thought I was crazy!

This book is ridiculously funny. Smart and funny is a combination I love in a book.
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Helpful Score: 7
Sedaris is hilarious, but you probably already knew that. His life and family make for a great read.
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Helpful Score: 4
David Sedaris's stories about his family and growing up. His visit to the nudist camp is hilarious.
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Helpful Score: 4
Very funny and well written memoir. One of those books that pulled me right in to the story.
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Helpful Score: 3
David Sedaris is an absolute hoot!
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Helpful Score: 3
Very funny! Sedaris is so easy and fun to read, the book is over before you know it.
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Helpful Score: 3
Hilarious, amazing, scary, sad: Sedaris' life with OCD, a bizarre Greek grandmother, his first job at a mental institution, summer camp in Athens, hitchhiking experiences from silly to life-threatening, and the diagnosis of a parent's cancer. My favorite is C.O.G., A coming of age story of Sedaris working strange jobs with even stranger people on the west coast.
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Helpful Score: 2
Trade paperback, not hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Hillarious!! I loved reading this book. It's also quite a conversation piece just sitting around your house. I read numerous parts aloud to groups.
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Helpful Score: 2
my favorite of david sedaris so far...
i heard myself laughing out loud so many times!
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Helpful Score: 2
I love David Sedaris but this book was not my favorite. I was expecting to read a series of hilarious stories from his life but most of the essays in this book were very personal. I guess that's why the title is "Naked" because this book reveals much about the author. If you're looking for humor, pick any of the other David Sedaris books because they will all have you laughing out loud. If you're looking less for humor and more for understanding him better, this is the book for you.
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Helpful Score: 1
this is hysterical. David sedaris at his best.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great, laugh out loud book
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Helpful Score: 1
hysterical book. can be a bit overwhelming if you don't know sedaris' humor and style of writing
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Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious, dry humor. Collection of short stories somewhat connected.
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Hilarious! I had to stop and laugh out loud SEVERAL TIMES!
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This book is hilarious!
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Helpful Score: 1
Awesome essays by a truly funny man...
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David Sedaris never disappoints.
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Ha ha ha ha ha! Hee hee hee! Snort! Ha ha ha!
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dark comedy. good stuff.
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It was a good book, but a bit wordy I liked 'Dress your family....' better, but this wasn't bad.
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Laugh-out-loud funny
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David Sedaris has a unique voice: part petulance, a little whiny, but completely honest about himself. And always very, very funny! In "Naked" Sedaris presents himself, in this set of memoirs drawing from his childhood onward, as full of insecurities (spending a week at a nudist resort reveals just one of these) and being at the mercy of his sarcastic, wise-cracking chain-smoking mother, siblings who compete with him for her attention, and a father who frequently embarrasses him. But he recognizes the absurdity even the most embarrassing situations, and makes the reader laugh.
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Helpful Score: 1
The author is painfully honest which leads to some dark humor. I didn't care for some of the short stories, but others had me laughing out loud and reading lines to whomever was near because I couldn't keep it too myself.
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This is the most hilarious book I have EVER read! Never have I had so much fun reading a book! Word to the wise: Don't read you don't find vulgarity, swearing, or obscenities funny, but if that is your type of humor DON'T pass up!!!
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Hilarious , wry and brilliant!
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This collection of essays by David Sedaris is personal, funny, and real. I can't wait to get into my car to hear the next one. Reviews and interviews with him have noted that he feels these are a little too raw and honest, but that's what I love about them! A gay man talking candidly about his family, his sexuality, his coming of age and his quirky take on life...nothing like hearing it from the author himself! He is an inspiration to me as a writer!
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Delightfull humor
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you've got to love David Sedaris and his humour. Makes you wish you would've said that
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Hilarious!
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Read by the author. Even better on audio than in print!
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Funny: what can I say? This guy is fun to read.
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This was an amusing book.
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Satire at it's finest;Sedaris has a warped mind. He sometimes reads his works on NPR>
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Cute and funny. Easy read.
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David Sedaris is always great. This book made me laugh out loud from start to finish. His anecdotes about his crazy family and growing up in a household that was religious to the point of ridiculousness never failed to entertain. My boyfriend and I read it together and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.
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"DAVID SEDARIS BRINGSX-RAY VISION TO THIS STRIP SEARCH OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE, SPARING NO ONE-INCLUDING HIMSELF...HIS WORK IS CHARACTERIZED BY A BRAZEN CANDOR, A HEART OF GOLD, AND THE SORT OF BLITHELY SOPHISTICATED LOOPY HUMOR THAT MIGHT HAVE RESULTED IF DOROTHY PARKER AND JAMES TURBUR HAD HAD A LOVE CHILD."

- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
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Laugh-out loud funny in places, tear-welling in others. David's recollections of his strange family and challenging childhood evokes sympathy and laughter. Pulls no punches; not recommended for those who might be easily offended as there is a lot here to offend. But his honesty cuts to the core and is a breath of fresh air.
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This was the first David Sedaris book that I ever read, and it still makes me laugh every time I read it. This one includes a lot about his childhood and family, which I think make up his best stories. This one also has a more serious side than some of his others. I really enjoyed it and I am anxious for a new book to be released! I know he is working on one, so I hope the wait isn't too much longer!
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very funny.
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extremely funny; loved it.
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I know these reviews are for 'impressions only,' but you can really only get the full effect of david sedaris if you listen to him read his own work, which he does on the audio cassette of this book. I highly recommend it. The title essay refers to a week that he spent in a nudist colony/trailer park and is really funny...a commentary on how hung up we all are about our bodies and our looks. Even more thought-provoking is the first essay, "A plague of tics," in which DS describes his early childhood during which he had obsessive compulsive disorder, complete with physical tics and very odd behaviors. His teacher's reaction to these displays of compulsively licking the light switch (and her subsequent visit to his home to meet with his mother) are wonderful and tender. Read it or listen to it...it's worth the point(s)!
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Praise for the quick wit and humor David Sedaris used throughout the entire book! Shocking, hillarious, sad and heartwarming all at the same time. This is one author that I would love to know personally. His humor and story telling make this a smash hit with this reader!
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Hilarious, sometimes jarringly so. You'll laugh out loud.
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VERY funny book. Be prepared if ordering ISBN 0316779490 though, the publisher used it for the oversized high quality PAPERBACK edition of the book AND the hardcover that they released at the same time. So, you never know which version you will get when ordering through PaperBack Swap. You will still get the same great stories which is all that really matters.
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This book had me laughing hysterically, although if you can get this on tape/CD and listen to Sedaris' whiney voice reading it, well that's even better!
This is Sedaris' autobiography of being a misfit in a misfit family that moved from the New York to Raleigh, NC. Talk about culture shock! There are also touching moments in this book, and Sedaris pulls those off with tenderness and bittersweet humor. A great "break in" read from David Sedaris.
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Good book! Typical Sedaris humor!!
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Funny stuff, commentary on life experiences.
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Hilarious! I love anything David Sedaris writes.
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A collection of memoir-based vignettes, all written with Sedaris' wry and cynical outlook. They are, to my taste, amusing rather than laugh-out-loud funny because of the often sad truth underlying the topics.
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This is well written, but I was expecting it to be funnier. It's actually deeper than I expected.
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I enjoy his writing very much. I found this collection of essays to be humerous although not as sidesplitting as "Me Talk Pretty One Day."
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Strange book! Well, no, strange characters! So funny!
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I like David Sedaris very much, but this book seemed a lot less generous and a little mean spirited compared to his other humor. I much preferred "Me Talk Pretty Someday".
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Wierd snippets of a strange life.
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David Sedaris is a funny and odd man!
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If your a David Sedaris fan like I am, you'll love this book of short stories. His story Naked about the week he spent in a nudist colony had me rolling.
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A hilariously fantastic read!!!
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Ready to laugh? Another David Sedaris that will entertain you and have you laughing out loud.
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Sedaris at his twisted best
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He is truly hilarious!
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hilarious as always
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Sidesplitting. That's what one of the reviews on the back says and I really can't capture it better than that. Interesting portraits of the author's family life in this one. Sometimes sad, but always hysterically funny.
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****
contributor to THIS AMERICAN LIFE on NPR, good writer, funny
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Humerous, sometimes laugh out loud funny, Mr. Sedaris takes you through a few vignettes in his diverse life.
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Funny, funny, funny and a little offbeat!
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Sedaris is always LYAOF funny!
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Hilarious!
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David Sedaris tells the funniest stories about his life. This was by far the best book that I read by him. It is really good.
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Laugh out loud funny!
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Hilarious. I laughed out loud many times as I read this book!
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Humorous non-fiction essays that sometimes made me laugh out loud!
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Dark and hilarious!
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I was laughing out loud!
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I think he's brilliant, esp. in live audio, but I couldn't really get into this book.
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be the first on your block to have a personally autographed copy of NAKED. my personal favorite line is when the drunk mom says to the daughter "no liquor at your wedding??? the daughter says she's not having that kind of wedding. The mom says, what kind? happy?

for some reason that just made me laugh out loud.
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very funny memoir.
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I was not impressed at all with Sedaris's collection of essays about his life... am I the only one? Though it is touted to be full of laughs, I found nothing funny about the stories. An alcholic mother, an angry father, strange siblings, Sedaris's struggle with OCD... just not my idea of funny.
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brilliant
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Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this while we drove cross country. We laughed a lot!
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Funny, but I liked Barrel Fever better.
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More fun essays from David Sedaris.
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Good collection of short stories.
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I did find it on the plain. I did nor read it. Never will.(gift)
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got it from the libary and don't have a cassette player
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Didn't care for this and didn't finish it.
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This book was sent to me through PBS with a tiny water stain at the bottom corner, that affects oly the first 20 pages of the book. I didn't see this as a problem, but felt I should give others fair warning!