Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

David Sedaris

Read April-May 2006

Another collection of essays by David Sedaris. You either like his material or you don't; and this book will not change your opinion. It isn't, however, for the uninitiated sampling his wares. The material here is altogether darker than in his other efforts, and sometimes not funny at all—something that is sure to shock the reader sampling a “comedian” (which he isn't, though that tag is often the most convenient to describe him). There is, though, a feeling that he's sometimes trying just a little too hard, compared to the effortlessness of many of his earlier compilations.