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Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • List Price: $19.93
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  • Seller:Audible, Inc. (US)
  • Sales Rank:977
  • Format:Abridged
  • Language:English (Unknown)
  • Media:Audible Audio Edition
  • Running Time:21060 Minutes
  • Publication Date:June 29, 2000
  • ASIN:B0000547MZ
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Synopsis
David Sedaris' new collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. It begins with a North Carolina childhood filled with speech-therapy classes ("There was the lisp, of course, but more troubling than that was my voice itself, with its excitable tone and high, girlish pitch") and unwanted guitar lessons taught by a midget. From budding performance artist ("The only crimp in my plan was that I seemed to have no talent whatsoever") to "clearly unqualified" writing teacher in Chicago, Sedaris' career leads him to New York City and eventually, of all places, France. His move to Paris poses a number of challenges, chief among them his inability to speak the language. Arriving a "spooky man-child" capable of communicating only through nouns, he undertakes language instruction that leads him ever deeper into cultural confusion. Whether describing the Easter bunny to puzzled classmates or watching a group of men play soccer with a cow, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter.

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