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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
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May 06, 07

it was ok
bookshelves: fun-slash-junk, life-stories
Read in November, 2006

So I really loved "Me Talk Pretty One Day." But "Dress Your Family..." disappointed me. I just thought it was a little too serious. Maybe it was that it seemed a little too truthful, or like real life? Or that the chapters were too long, and it's more difficult to maintain humor in something that's longer than a brief vignette. It seemed more like a memoir; it wasn't as interesting.

If by late afternoon [the rain] still hadn't cleared, my sisters and I would drop the act and turn on one another, searching for the spoiler who had brought us this misfortune. Which of us seemed the least dissatisfied? Who had curled up on a mildewed bed with a book and a glass of chocolate milk, behaving as though the rain were not such a bad thing after all? We would find this person, most often my sister Gretchen, and then we would beat her.

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