Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Large Print - 2000
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Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 2000
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780783892788
0783892780
9780783892795
0783892799
Branch Call Number: LP 814 SE27ME
LP 814 SE27ME
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 24 cm

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williamkricket
Jun 30, 2017

Absolutely hilarious; especially "part deux"

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Wanda793521
Jan 23, 2015

This book is so funny. I laughed so hard while reading it.

YAOWEN Oct 19, 2014

I guess I had too high an expectation for this book since people were talking about how hilarious this book was. Also, t's more than true that people have their own taste of humor. The first 2-3 chapters were fun to read, especially the first one. After a while, I don't know why by I started to find things repetitive and my disappointment made it a real torment to drill through the book.

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Yoo_hoo5
Jul 06, 2014

This book came highly recommended, so, of course, my expectation was really high. I suppose that set the benchmark a little too high, because it didn't seem to be as hilarious as many said it is. That's my opinion though. Everyone has a different idea of what constitutes humor, so others may fall out of their chair laughing.

ser_library Jan 21, 2014

a book to read in snatches; boring if read straight through

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molmil8
Jan 07, 2014

I started reading David Sedaris's short stories since I heard him interviewed on CBC Q. Since then I have been through just about every one of his short story collections. Quick reads, funny, and the human behaviour observations are as entertaining as they are poignant. The occasional story may be a little over the line, but I have rarely picked up one of these books without reading it in one sitting.

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jenathy
Jun 09, 2013

I didn't get it :(

JCLRachelN Apr 16, 2013

In his third collection of autobiographical essays, Sedaris pulls out humorous situations in his life where language played a large role. If you find you enjoy him, look for the audio versions of his work - he (and sometimes his sister, Amy) reads, taking the humor to the next level.

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vwruleschick
Sep 28, 2012

Heard good things about the book, but unfortunately did not wow me. It is shame as I was looking forward to reading. Though the writer did have some interesting stories about his life, his experiences and his personal insights, it just fell flat for me.

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chelliebel
Jun 12, 2012

This book wasn't as fabulous as Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim, but it's a near thing. As someone who dissects sentences and practices conversations, I heartily enjoyed the subject of this book: communication. And while I do enjoy Sedaris' thoughts on life as a stream of conscious narrative, how he interacts with his family are my favorite stories. and there's great ones in here. From Amy's "good seeing you David, and good luck beating the rape charge!" to Paul's potty mouth that will stick by you through any crisis. Sedaris has a phenomenal talent for making you believe your seeing through his eyes and listening inside his head. It's better than a movie.

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kamhutchinson May 22, 2013

"It's a common mistake for vacationing Americans to assume that everyone around them is French and therefore speaks no English whatsoever. [...] An experienced traveler could have told by looking at my shoes that I wasn't French. And even if I were French, it's not as if English is some mysterious tribal dialect spoken only by anthropologists and a small population of cannibals."

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