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Name: Me Talk Pretty One Day

Author: David Sedaris
Year: 2000


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Popularity: 9.7
Genres/categories: Humor, Non Fiction, Memoirs, Award winners, Short Stories, Essays, Satire

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Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2001.
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Humor in 2001.
Winner of the Puddly award for Humor in 2001.

David Sedaris' move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, 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.
About the author:
David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, Greek heritage, various jobs, education, drug use, and homosexuality.

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