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Book Review of Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Well, this was just great! Each one of these essays was fabulous -- funny, witty, wry, and quirky. Sedaris's perspective is unique, and he has a way of taking the most mundane events (going out to dinner with his father, say) and making them seem like epic stories full of meaning and insights into the plight of humanity, and yet taking the most seemingly romantic situations (like moving to Paris) and grounding them satisfyingly in the mundane.

Plus he's freakin' hilarious.

I think my favorite essays were the ones in part two that dealt with his attempts to learn French. He turns culture clash into comedy gold! ("'I hate you,' [the French teacher] said to me one afternoon. Her English was flawless. 'I really, really hate you.' Call me sensitive, but I couldn't help but take it personally.") Hee! How can you not love this guy?