Book Review of Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Helpful Score: 1

Unpopular opinion time: While this book was undoubtedly well written and worth reading, I didn't find it funny at all. In fact, it was quite depressing. I'm not sure why I don't see the hilarity; I usually love cynical humor. For some reason, the way this was written just didn't make the often horrible situations it describes seem humorous or absurd at all. Just...well, depressing.

Wait, I take that back. Some of the stuff about the difficulties of learning French and trying to communicate with a limited vocabular were amusing. But nothing was gut-bustingly hilarious like I'd been led to believe.

Still, Sedaris is a talented writer who paints a vivid picture with his words. This book is definitely an interesting read.