Synopsis: Me Talk Pretty One Day is a collection of 27 autobiographical essays by David Sedaris, many of which focus on language in one way or another. From the beginning
Random Thoughts: This is the first time I’ve actually read a book by Sedaris. I’ve always listened to the audio versions of his books, which he narrates. I have to say, I enjoy the audio version better. Something about his voice or inflection makes them so much funnier.
“My mother was, for the most part, delighted with my brother and regarded him with the bemused curiosity of a brood hen discovering she has hatched a completely different species.” (p. 62)
“Every day we’re told that we live in the greatest country on earth. And it’s always stated as an undeniable fact: Leos were born between July 23 and August 22, fitted queen-size sheets measure sixty by eighty inches, and
is the greatest country on earth. Having grown up with this in our ears, it’s startling to realize that other countries have nationalistic slogans of their own, none of which are “We’re number two!”” (p. 157) America
“If a person who constantly reads is labeled a bookworm, then I was quickly becoming what might be called a tapeworm.” (p. 184)
“…nothing is more disgusting than a glass of milk, especially French milk, which comes in a box and can sit unrefrigerated for five months, at which point it simply turns into cheese and is moved to a different section of the grocery store.” (p. 250)
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