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The Resource Me talk pretty one day, David Sedaris

Me talk pretty one day, David Sedaris

Label
Me talk pretty one day
Title
Me talk pretty one day
Statement of responsibility
David Sedaris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day contains far more than just the funniest collection of autobiographical essays - it quite well registers as a manifesto about language itself. Wherever there's a straight line, you can be sure that Sedaris lurks beneath the text, making it jagged with laughter; and just where the fault lines fall, he sits mischievously perched at the epicenter of it all
  • David Sedaris's new collection, Me Talk Pretty One Day, 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's career leads him to New York (the sky's-the-limit field of furniture moving) and eventually, of all places, France. Sedaris's 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, savoring movies in translation (It is Necessary to save the Soldier Ryan), or watching a group of men play soccer with a cow, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other--"Original, acid, and wild," said the Los Angeles Times--to every unforgettable encounter." -- From book jacket
Summary
In a collection of essays, observations, and commentaries, the humorist describes his recent move to Paris, life as an American in Paris, his struggle to learn French, his family, and restaurant meals
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Humor, 2000.
  • Thurber Prize for American Humor, 2001.
Awards note
Lambda Literary Award, 2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
173782
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E314
LC item number
M4 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Me talk pretty one day, David Sedaris
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Go Carolina -- Giant dreams, midget abilities -- Genetic engineering -- Twelve moments in the life of the artist -- You can't kill the rooster -- The youth in Asia -- The learning curve -- Big boy -- The great leap forward -- Today's special -- City of angels -- A shiner like a diamond -- Nutcracker.com -- See you again yesterday -- Me talk pretty one day -- Jesus shaves -- The tapeworm is in -- Make that a double -- Remembering my childhood on the continent of Africa -- 21 down -- The city of light in the dark -- I pledge allegiance to the bag -- Picka Pocketoni -- I almost saw this girl get killed -- Smart guy -- The late show -- I'll eat what he's wearing
Control code
1323361
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780316777728
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00025052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43562054
  • (OCoLC)43562054
Label
Me talk pretty one day, David Sedaris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Go Carolina -- Giant dreams, midget abilities -- Genetic engineering -- Twelve moments in the life of the artist -- You can't kill the rooster -- The youth in Asia -- The learning curve -- Big boy -- The great leap forward -- Today's special -- City of angels -- A shiner like a diamond -- Nutcracker.com -- See you again yesterday -- Me talk pretty one day -- Jesus shaves -- The tapeworm is in -- Make that a double -- Remembering my childhood on the continent of Africa -- 21 down -- The city of light in the dark -- I pledge allegiance to the bag -- Picka Pocketoni -- I almost saw this girl get killed -- Smart guy -- The late show -- I'll eat what he's wearing
Control code
1323361
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780316777728
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00025052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43562054
  • (OCoLC)43562054

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