Friday, November 14, 2008

Again I say: Brilliant!

I realize that liking David Sedaris makes me just another average white girl. But I'm almost to the end of his newest book, "When You Are Engulfed In Flames," and I'm once again amazed at his writing and humor.

Perhaps it's because we're both North Carolinians, and I can totally believe that his third-grade class went on a field trip to a tobacco warehouse in Durham, where they watched cigarettes being rolled and took home free packs for their parents.

I highly recommend the book. Get it on audio if you can (I checked it out from our friendly Wichita public library). And just so you know: The language is not appropriate for little ears.


Sarah Yost said...

He really is brilliant. I read his earlier collection, Naked, on an airplane a few years ago and I kept laughing out loud, embarrassing myself in the sterile, quiet environment that is an airplane.

Kathryn said...

I'm glad you like him. I got halfway thru the book and remembered why I Don't like David's humor.

Janelle said...

I totally enjoyed it, too. A few of his books I don't care for, but I thought this one ranked right up there with Me Talk Pretty One Day.