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Naked by David Sedaris
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Apr 24, 12

Read in July, 2011

Naked (and Barrel Fever) begins the unveiling of David Sedaris' inner, most personal life. It is an early work that feels like a skeletal version of Me Talk Pretty... or Dress Your Family..., a funny skeletal version mind you, but incomplete and fragmentary nonetheless. Sedaris does not delve so deeply, mining the depths of his own existence to locate the funny bone, as he does in later works. His comedic flair has not yet fully caught fire. Even so, Naked presents some of the author's important first steps. Some are funny. Some are endearing. Some are tentative. Some are not pretty. All can be enjoyed by fans for what they are, a good beginning.

NOTE: If I could I would rate this 3.5 stars, because the story-to-story quality ranges from 3 to 4.
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“I haven't the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.”
David Sedaris, Naked


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