Me talk pretty one day / David Sedaris.
By: Sedaris, David.Material type: BookPublisher: London, England : Abacus, 2002Copyright date: ©2000Description: 272 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0349113912; 9780349113913; 0349113904; 9780349113906.Subject(s): Sedaris, David | Americans -- France -- Paris | American essays -- 20th century | Humorists, American -- 20th century -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.DDC classification: 818.5409 Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 2000Summary: David Sedaris moved from New York to Paris where he attempted to learn French. His teacher, a sadist, declared that every day spent with him was like giving birth the Caesarean way! These hilarious essays were inspired by that move.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A hilarious collection of essays from 'the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses,' New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris (Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt )
Anyone who has heard David Sedaris speaking live or on the radio will tell you that a collection from him is cause for jubilation. A move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that 'every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section'.
His family is another inspiration. 'You Can't Kill the Rooster' is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails.
'Fantastically funny book which gets better and better'
'Oh how I loved this book. David Sedaris and his adventures in learning to speak French made me cry with laughter , especially the terrifying teacher at the language classes'
'Why have I not discovered him before'
Originally published: Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown & Co, 2000.
David Sedaris moved from New York to Paris where he attempted to learn French. His teacher, a sadist, declared that every day spent with him was like giving birth the Caesarean way! These hilarious essays were inspired by that move.
Lambda Literary Award, 2000