Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fun stuff: Another Sedaris

Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

I read this book in the middle of my difficult week because I needed something light.  I read it while I was trying to get my freshmen to settle down and read quietly for an hour.  I read it in the car on the way to dinner.  I read it late at night. I read it early in the morning when I needed quiet time.  It was funny and more than once I got caught laughing out loud at my book.

This is pretty much standard Sedaris stuff--stories about his family--but his family is quirky and weird and makes for great writing.  Each chapter is a stand-alone piece, which means if you're having a bad week you can pick it up, read one or two, and go back to bed.  I think at this point I'd pretty much read anything by Sedaris.  In fact, I'm making that a goal.

My recommendation: Definitely.


  1. I haven't read any of his books, but they come highly recommended by a friend :)

  2. I liked that book! Though I read it so long ago I barely remember!