ningerbil wrote in 50bookchallenge

Book 16- Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

16. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. My book club was looking for a more lighthearted read after the past several books, so we settled on Sedaris. I've read Me Talk Pretty One Day, which I just loved. This book was a little more serious, especially with the first few stories. Sure, there were numerous tales he relates where I cracked up laughing, but there were a couple others I actually got misty-eyed. Not quite expecting the serious stories given the first book I read and the fact that Sedaris is known as a comedian, but  I still enjoyed this overall. I did have qualms about the story he related about touring the Anne Frank house; I understand comedians are expected to push the envelope and test boundaries but there are just some things you don't ever make light of. There is a story later on that, had it been included before this one, could have lessened the cringe level some. I did like the stories about him trying to co-exist with one of his sisters, and I loved the story about his brother's first baby- both hilarious and incredibly sweet. I cracked up over the alphabet toy. 

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