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Naked
Naked
Author: David Sedaris
Hip radio comedy fans and theater folks who belong to the cult of Obie-winning playwright/performer David Sedaris must kill to get this book. — These would be fans of the scaldingly snide Sedaris's hilariously described personal misadventures like The Santaland Diaries (a monologue about his work as an elf to a department store Santa) seen of...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316777735
ISBN-10: 0316777730
Publication Date: 6/1/1998
Pages: 291
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 810 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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sugarkane avatar reviewed Naked on + 27 more book reviews
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.
SteveTheDM avatar reviewed Naked on + 204 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Naked on + 8 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Naked on + 32 more book reviews
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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Readnmachine avatar reviewed Naked on + 1281 more book reviews
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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Good book! Typical Sedaris humor!!
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Hilarious. I laughed out loud many times as I read this book!


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