Date finished: 1999-03-11
Sedaris, a commentator for NPR, writes in much the same way he speaks, in a slightly whining tone, but that doesn't prevent these essays drawing on incidents from Sedaris's life from being very funny. There's an undercurrent to the humour, though; Sedaris constantly deprecates his upper-class background, his dysfunctional family life, and highlights his difficulties dealing with the lower-class people he encounters, but none of it seems completely sincere. While ostensibly making fun of himself for disliking them, I get the feeling that deep down, he really is sneering at them. Hilarious, but one wonders.
%T Naked %@ 1999-03-11 %A Sedaris, David %K essays