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Based on the author's descriptions, nearly every member of his family is funny, although some (like sister Tiffany, perhaps) in a tragic way. In "The Change in Me," Sedaris remembers that his mother was good at imitating people when it helped drive home her point. High-voiced, lovably plain-spoken brother Paul (aka The Rooster, Silly P) has long been a favorite character for Sedaris readers, though Paul's story takes on a serious note when his wife has a difficult pregnancy. The author doesn't shy away from embarrassing moments in his own life, either, including a childhood poker game that strays into strange, psychological territory. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim provides more evidence that he is a great humorist, memoirist, and raconteur, and readers are lucky to have the opportunity to know him (and his clan) so well. His funny family feels like our own. Perhaps they are luckier still not to know him personally. --Leah Weathersby
Sedaris isn't exactly funny most of the time, at least to me. Perhaps that's just my sense of humor. I find much of the material here more bittersweet and darkly satiric. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jonathan Groner
If you have never listened to David Sedaris narrate his own work, you owe it to yourself to do so. This collection of essays is by turns humorous and poignant. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dora L. Davison
Sedaris is a genius. A great read, like all of his books. You can easily pick this book up and put it down, all of the chapters are essentially their own story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M
This is a story of the quirky family David Sedaris grew up with and how it made him the person he is today. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth Barbarick (Stuffed Shelves)