I recently finished up Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris, author of Me Talk Pretty One Day. Essentially it's a compilation of short stories about his dysfunctional family. I'm personally not a huge fan of books like this, I like to have a specific plot to my books, instead of a bunch of random, unconnected stories. Sedaris has a reputation for being pretty funny, and I suppose he's not terrible at comedy, but it's all pretty dark comedy. I've also read much funnier books in my day. I've heard a lot of hype about Sedaris previously, so I guess going in I had higher expectations than usual. Overall I gave the book a 3 out of 5. It was entertaining enough to get me to the end fairly quickly, and it pushed me out of my reading comfort zone which is never a bad thing. I suggest this book for short story aficionados, and of course Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs (Running With Scissors) fans.
This book was assigned as monthly reading for the GoodReads' book group The Next Best Book Club.
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