Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day

by David Sedaris, Author (Read by)
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Me Talk Pretty One Day 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 577 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I laughed till I cried at his earlier books, but--I swear I'm not making this up--I laughed so hard I almost threw up when I was reading Me Talk Pretty One Day. I was home alone and couldn't wait for my husband to come home so I could read parts of it to him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sedaris lands a firm whack to the funny bone! The next thing you know you're laughing out loud....and explaining yourself to people who've noticed.
CBGN More than 1 year ago
I love listening to David Sedaris. His stories are always hilarious, often touching and frequently completely inappropriate for children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Sedaris is a genuine wit. He can combine fast pace narrative style with his own brand of keen insight.
katiedidordied More than 1 year ago
“If you aren't cute, you may as well be clever.”  Well David Sedaris is certainly clever and never more so than in Me Talk Pretty One Day. A friend gave it to me when I was down and I recommend anyone to give it to a friend that needs cheering up. It helped me so much. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
it just keeps on giving. you will find yourself chuckling in the shower, and insisting that people allow you to read passages aloud to them. ruins you for other reading even days after you are done with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book Sedaris tells his life story and the things that happen to him throughout his life. When I first started to read this book I enjoyed it, and I liked to hear about how Sedaris was able to find ways to work around his speech impediment when he was a child. In one of the chapters his dad forced him to play an instrument that he had no interest in. I was able to relate to him in this chapter because when I was a child I was forced to play a sport that I had absolutely had no interest in but my parents wanted me to play. One of the chapters that disturbed me the most was when he was at a friend’s house and he walked into the bathroom after someone had left poop in the toilet. He felt that someone would think it was him so he tried to flush it, but then it started to overflow and how he made it stop you can read if you want. The majority of the content in this book I would say is rated R because has quite a bit of foul language, drugs and dirty humor. If you have a dirty mind or are eager for a twisted and sick read then I encourage you to read it, but if you’re like me and aren’t into twisted humor then this isn’t the book for you. Although, I didn’t really agree with what was being said at times during this book, I found it hard to put down. The book is very interesting because he doesn’t live a normal life, it’s actually very far from it. I would recommend this book because of how off the wall it is and funny, but some parts my stomach was too weak to handle. Although, I can’t said that I hated this book because the adventures he went through and how his life actually turns out is very interesting and a bit comical at moments.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While perusing the shelves in a neighborhood independent bookstore one evening, this book caught my eye -- the idea of nonfiction essays and the France connection -- and Sedaris' name was familiar from NPR. I picked it up and thoroughly enjoyed the wacky and honest insights page by page by page. It was a smooth enjoyable read from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of a spoiled northern snob whose parents neglected to teach him proper manners, and ends up as a meth head...predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as funny as his early work but still amusing. After this collection, he' s not worth reading
bookworm_451 More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to read my first Sedaris book. I've heard over and over again how hilarious he is but I found myself disappointed. I chuckled a few times but I don't get all the hype over his writing. I probably won't read any of his others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was told this book was hilarious and I would enjoy it. However I can honestly say I do not understand Sedaris' humor but then again humor is hard to convey some times. I kept reading only because I expected the book to get better although for me that never happened. I wish I could have understood it the way some other readers found it but sadly I lack his humor.
kcbTX More than 1 year ago
I started reading this for my book club and kept wondering what was the point. This guy's life story is pretty boring although you can tell that he thinks it is riveting. He lost me at the poop. I really don't find anyone's bowel movement all that fascinating, even my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the book Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris is a compilation of his essays about many different subjects and topics each chapter is different. He starts off the book by talking about his childhood lisp and how he wants to name his guitar a boys name. All of his chapters just get stranger after that, especially the Big Boy chapter I honestly did not understand the point of that essay. I particularly did not like this book because I just wish it would all go together instead of being jumbled around. The humor was different unlike anything that I have read before. This is my first book from David and it will be my last. I do not like the style that he writes in, and I am sure if any of his books are like this one then I will not recommend them to anyone. Some people may like this style of writing and this type of humor but I did not like it. If this book was not required for my class I probably would have walked passed it a million times in the book store not even looking down at it. However, now that I have read the book and tried to understand what he was saying exactly I probably will never read this book again. One thing I wish the book had more of was a purpose and a flow. If this was one whole story, like most books are, I probably would have enjoyed it more, but since it was scattered and all the chapters were different I just got lost and confused. I would not recommend this book to anyone unless I think they might like a book like this or have that sense of humor that Sedaris has. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ahhhhh David Sedaris... How is it that a gay man from North Carolina can so vividly paint a portrait of my own straight, female and extraordinarily midwestern childhood... I believe David Sedaris could convince me of the heretofore unheralded beauty of yard art. He's so astoundingly precise with language and persuasion, he could easily convince me to fill a bathtub full of dirt and plant plastic daisies and pink flamingos in it! READ THIS BOOK...laugh out loud...sigh a sweet, long-winded sigh, and revel in this man's vision of the world...truly an island unto itself.
Anonymous 4 months ago
" Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris, was honestly one of the most emotionally appealing books I have ever read. Sedaris explains all of his struggles in a self- deprecating fashion and is full of funny and embarrassing stories! In the first chapter, "Go Carolina," Sedaris explains his first encounter with the school speech therapist, who attempts to cure David of his lisp. Later on realizing that the other humiliated students who were called out of class to rid themselves of their speech impediments, never seemed to be popular or appealing to the eye.
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Hate to buy a book and not finish it but I just couldn't read anymore. I tried, read 3/4 of the book but just can't read anymore! Didn't find any humor in it at all.
FMackey More than 1 year ago
This is comedy at its best. I had to go out and get another one of his books after reading it..
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Less lacking in humility or self-awareness than his previous work, but still vulgar and sadistic.
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