Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (Audio Book 817 Se27)
Since he first came to national attention with his very funny, very irreverent SantaLand Diaries, a piece he read to great acclaim on National Public Radio, David Sedaris has been among the most popular essayists and memoirists in modern America. Known particularly for his laugh-out-loud radio monologues on “This American Life“, another NPR program, Sedaris’ essays are engaging, blunt, sometimes indecorous recollections of unlikely characters, unusual pursuits (Sedaris frequently said that if not an author, he would prefer to be a taxidermist) and a close, but eccentric family. In Dress Your Family,Sedaris focuses particularly on his family, and the results are both comical and surprisingly heartfelt. Despite profanity and behavior that sometimes verges on the certifiable, it is clear that the Sedaris family remains uniquely close. Sedaris’ book is an especially excellent choice for fans of the equally irreverent and family-centered television series, Arrested Development.