25 February 2012

I Hope You Can Tolerate Corduroy

Book # 9

In David Sedaris' memoir Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, he shares his life story in the way he knows best- through humor. Sedaris takes pieces of his life that may seem quite normal, say a job selling drinks, but retells it to reveal an underlying layer of adsurdity. Although mockery may be the last form through which one would express their fondness, Sedaris' love for his siblings and parents is truly prevalent.

Corduroy and denim are the last two words you could ever associate with his family. Sure, the Sedaris family can seem quite normal on the outside, but we find that 'peculiar' may be better fitting. I mean really, his brother trained his dog to eat shit! That could be a whole other book on its own.

Anyone with a sense of humor and a willingness to laugh is welcome to read this book. Read it and read it over again, because you won't be able to stop laughing at the end.

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Until next time,

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