Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
Review by Belle
In my review of Jenny Lawson’s book, I wondered whether memoirs are better the more able you are to relate to the writer and/or the situations they describe. I then read Me Talk Pretty One Day and discovered the answer to my question: Nope! Perhaps the only things I share in common with David Sedaris are a sense of humour and an attraction to men rather than women, but I liked this collection of autobiographical stories so much that I’ve added every other book by Sedaris to my to-read list.
I like this style of memoir, where each chapter stands alone and so there can be moments throughout the book when you realise you’re still reading not because you’re waiting to see where the plot’s heading but simply because you’re enjoying each paragraph. No matter the genre, it’s easy to enjoy a book when it’s well written and very funny, and this one ticks both boxes.
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