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Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris

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Beschreibung

A hilarious collection of essays from 'the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses,' New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris (Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt)
Anyone who has heard David Sedaris speaking live or on the radio will tell you that a collection from him is cause for jubilation. A move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that 'every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section'.

His family is another inspiration. 'You Can't Kill the Rooster' is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails.

Readers say:

'Fantastically funny book which gets better and better'

'Oh how I loved this book. David Sedaris and his adventures in learning to speak French made me cry with laughter, especially the terrifying teacher at the language classes'

'Why have I not discovered him before'

Sedaris is the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and his most recent book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls was a Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the New York Times-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Wicked Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in the New Yorker and have twice been included in 'The Best American Essays'. There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into twenty-nine languages.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 288
Erscheinungsdatum 01.01.2002
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-349-11391-3
Verlag Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Maße (L/B/H) 19.5/12.8/2.2 cm
Gewicht 230 g

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David Sedaris - ein Meister
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Tübingen am 09.03.2011
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Nicht oft findet man heutzutage noch ein Buch voll grandioser Kurzgeschichten. Vielfach gelobt und ausgezeichnet mag manchmal nicht viel heissen - doch in diesem Fall sind alle Lobpreisungen des Autors wahr. Kindheitserinnerungen, Auslandsaufenthalte in Frankreich und vieles mehr - David Sedaris weiss wie man gute Geschichten e... Nicht oft findet man heutzutage noch ein Buch voll grandioser Kurzgeschichten. Vielfach gelobt und ausgezeichnet mag manchmal nicht viel heissen - doch in diesem Fall sind alle Lobpreisungen des Autors wahr. Kindheitserinnerungen, Auslandsaufenthalte in Frankreich und vieles mehr - David Sedaris weiss wie man gute Geschichten erzählt. So hat man nach einem Satz sofort ein lebhaftes Bild von seinem Freund Hugh vor Augen, und genießt jede Silbe.

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