I have a thing for funny biographies. Either I love them or hate them completely there is no in between. So when a couple of my friends went gaga over David Sedaris, I simply had to pick Me Talk Pretty One Day up. I know it has been a while since I read this one but is never too late right?
About the book
Book Name: Me Talk Pretty One Day
Author: David Sedaris
Characters: David Sedaris
Me Talk Pretty One Day consists of two part. The first part deals with David’s life before he moved to France that talks about his childhood, the speech therapy for his lisp, his odd jobs and his then girlfriend and the second part about his life after moving to Normandy with his partner Hugh where he struggles with the language.
My initial thoughts
As I told you earlier, I chose this book only due to the hype around and I should confess that I wasn’t impressed. I smiled at a few places but most of the time I was bored. I felt Sedaris was ranting about his uninteresting life on and on. I guess talking about drugs, poop and making fun about one’s family is not my kinda comedy. I felt like I was reading someone else’s diary filled with private jokes.
Things that worked for me
- The essays are short and of the perfect length that will hold your attention.
- If you are a fan of slapstick comedy then Me Talk Pretty One Day will work well for you.
- My friends say that the audiobook is much better.
Things that didn’t work for me
- I couldn’t relate with Sedaris or his lifestyle at all.
- Me Talk Pretty One Day talks about the author’s addiction to narcotics in detail.
I couldn’t stop thinking a dull, wry version of Michael Scott while I was reading the book. If you like comedy that are based on self deprecation and narcotic drugs then this book is for you.I couldn't stop thinking a dull, wry version of Michael Scott while I was reading the book #MeTalkPrettyOneDay. #Humor #Bookreview Click To Tweet
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