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Naked by David Sedaris
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I love David Sedaris. I wish that he lived next door. In this collection of essays, he touches on his life experiences--both offbeat and disturbing. In "A Plague of Tics" he explains how his youth was plagued by a variety of behaviors that made him less than popular with both his teachers and other students (licking the lightswitch repeatedly in the classroom, etc.). In "Next of Kin" he tells about finding a cheesy porn novel in the woods (which was full of typos) and eventually nearly every member of his family (except his father) read it. In the title essay, he describes the week that he spent in a low end nudist camp (please don't call it a colony--that makes it sound like a cult). On a darker side, he touches on topics such as realizing in high school that he was homosexual and the reaction of the family when his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I highly recommend these essays.
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