Sedaris always manages to make light of any situation, even the most embarrassing or scary ones. This collection starts slow, with a pretty weak story, but then gains pace as Sedaris tells us about his hitchhiking days, working in an unfriendly apple factory, meeting all sorts of bizarre and disturbing people. The two stories that close the volume - the bittersweet "Ashes", about the discovery of his mother's tumor and their last family trip, and the funny "Naked" detailing his week in a nudist camp - are excellent and would justify, alone, the price of the book....Continua
Naked is the darkest, unfuniest of David Sedaris' books, but it still manages to make me laugh.
I originally grabbed this because Amazon suggested it as being a kin to Augusten Burroughs. Burroughs, Sarderis is not, but I will probably read his other publications as well. There seemed to be a lot of irrelevant to the story information (filler) but interesting filler I suppose....Continua