Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Paperback

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveller. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his new book David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface.

His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives - a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love.

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim finds one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today at the peak of his form.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780349116709



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Shows again the extraordinariness of the ordinary if you observe

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This might be one of my favourites! If not the top, it's up there with Holiday's on Ice.The focus of this collection was his interactions with his family. While the stories from his childhood were hilarious, the stories of Mr. Sedaris relating with his adult siblings were the best for me. There is just something so real about the people he writes about, and the situations he has found himself in. My family can be a bit odd, and I was thinking of a few family get-together's when he described his own familial gatherings. This might not be the best endorsement for my family, but, then again, we have yet to be accused of being boring.

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Hilarious collection of short stories creating a disjointed memoir.

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I'm normally not a short story lover, but this collection of essays about the author's family is smart, witty and fresh. It definitely made me laugh out loud in places, and I devoured it in a couple of days.Am I going to spend much time in the future thinking about it? Probably not, but no matter - this kind of book has it's place. Sometimes you just want a easy, fun read, and this ticks all the boxes.