Amy Reads Books

Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris

David Sedaris is a writer who I'd heard only good things about, and when Me Talk Pretty One Day was part of the crazy Kindle sale I picked it up. The book is a collection of essays which are auto-biographical tales of Sedaris growing up, his bouncing between careers and finally moving to France with his boyfriend.

I'm going to admit that I didn't really enjoy the first half of Me Talk Pretty One Day, especially when it moved beyond young Sedaris. The timelines of the essays seemed to jump around all over the place, and with a couple of exceptions I didn't really find them funny or moving.

However, once we moved to the second part of the book-where Sedaris begins preparing to and then moving abroad I found it a lot more entertaining. From his struggles of learning the French language to a memorable description of encountering an American couple on the Metro who assume that he is a French criminal; that half of the book was a lot more entertaining.

I don't know if I'll be rushing to try another Sedaris book any time soon; but I'm not going to say never