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Bestselling humorist Sedaris likes to test out new material on twice-a-year reading tours to get the rhythm and phrasing perfected before he puts them down on the page. This live recording of his October 22, 2002, reading at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall finds Sedaris performing seven hilarious new pieces and taking a few questions from his audience. As uproarious as Sedaris is on the page, he's even funnier reading his wickedly jaundiced reflections. With brilliant deadpan timing, Sedaris is a charm, whether being coaxed into purchasing his clothes in the women's department by his sister Amy ("I'm the guy in a crowded steak house removing a jacket with the label reading 'Sassy Sport'") or untangling the Dutch legend of St. Nicholas and his "six to eight black men" slaves/assistants or trying to explain to guests--in French--that his boss has a rubber hand. Sedaris reaches his pinnacle of hilarity describing his purchase of the "Stadium Pal," an exterior catheter marketed to "sports fans, truck drivers and anyone else who's tired of searching for a bathroom." He praises the "freedom leg bag" that conveniently attaches to the user's calf: "The bag can be emptied and reused up to 12 times, making it both disgusting and cost-effective."
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The only thing better than reading a David Sedaris book, such as Me Talk Pretty, Naked, or Barrel Fever, is listening to him. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by Terry Terrance
Just hilarious! David pulls you right into the story with his delivery. He is an astute observer and flavors his writing with keen perceptions. Read morePublished on June 3 2004
It is taking me forever to get through this CD! I listen to audio books on my daily 2-hour commute, so I have plenty of time to finish this CD off in one day, but here's the... Read morePublished on March 13 2004 by Kurt R.
I have enjoyed Sedaris's writing for a number of years now, but I confess taht this is the first time I've listened to a recording of him reading them. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003 by Javaman74
The Cd is awesome!!! I think it's great to hear one of my favorite author's voice when he reads his stuff!!! You really get the inflection of what he is saying!!! Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003 by Amazon Customer