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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
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Jul 31, 2011

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Read in July, 2011

There are parts of this book that are very funny in a way that only Sedaris is capable of.
But some disturbing tendencies are starting to creep in to his writing. Some of these pieces have "a message" and Sedaris makes them very obvious -- and the specter of self-importance is looming (a few times, instead of just saying "I was in a particular city...", he finds it necessary to make the unnecessary point that he is in a particular location to give a lecture, which, as it has nothing to do with the story most of the time, seems to be added just to try to impress us). Not a good sign. But the book is enjoyable, although not as much as his previous works.

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