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Naked by David Sedaris
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Feb 02, 09

Read in January, 2009

Sometimes I finish a book that feels good despite some of the uncomfortable things I found among the pages. Naked is the opposite, for despite the humor and insight I wanted to rub many of the passages out of my memory. I can't, and I cannot recommend the book. It was an exercise of wading through too much waste for too little worth.

David Sedaris has a voice that is real, blemished and unapologetic. Whether 100% or 10% of the book is factual is not important; it's how he tells the stories that make them unique. Unless you don't mind swearing, sexual content, meanness and filth, on which the book relies too much, avoid reading it.
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message 1: by Lotte (last edited Feb 03, 2009 04:53AM) (new)

Lotte This is helpful to me since I was thinking of reading it. I read When You are Engulfed in Flames and thought it was okay (gave it 2 stars). Many previous reviewers of that book mentioned Naked as his best work and highly recommended it. Glad I waited. Thanks for taking one for the team :)

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