Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • a funny book
  • a book of short stories
  • a book set in a different country
  • a nonfiction book
  • a memoir
  • a book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit

I was so surprised to see all the negative reviews of this book on Goodreads! It’s still at 4/5 stars, but most of the written reviews on the first page (I’m not sure what the “default” sort is, though) are 3 stars or less. I guess some people just don’t like David Sedaris? One guy complained about how Sedaris tends to bend the truth to make his stories more interesting. So? It’s not like he’s a reporter lying to the public about a war somewhere. It’s funny stories about his life that are meant to entertain. I’d much rather read a pseudo-true entertaining story instead of a 100% true dull one. Do you really think all the jokes comedians tell about their lives are true? In this book he tells a story, then reveals that it got great laughs at a previous show, too. After the show a guy emailed him, upset because the story he’d told wasn’t true. He was all “Well I guess I can’t tell that story anymore…” But he still told it. It was a story-within-a-story. And who knows if the outer story is even true?? Either way – it was funny. And that’s all I ask for. lol! Oh, and I highly recommend getting the audiobook version. He narrates it himself and I love his voice.

Four Stars | The Wilson Buzz

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