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Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris.
Item #: D11492
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 288 / 2001
Publisher: Back Bay
ISBN: 9780316776967
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Originally published in 2000, this wildly popular collection of 27 comedic stories from David Sedaris was written largely in France and released to rave reviews, as well as winning the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The book includes such acidly hilarious pieces as the title story, inspired by Sedaris's attempts at learning French in Paris, and numerous other discordant notes on Gallic culture. Here too are "You Can't Kill the Rooster," in which his otherwise gentle brother will only speak in filthy hip-hop slang, to the bewilderment of their clueless father; "Go Carolina," about the speech therapist who tried to get rid of young David's lisp; and the story of a midget guitar teacher who tried to get David to learn "Light My Fire."


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