The Bottom Line
- It's a great distraction. David Sedaris' essays are completely immersive and entertaining.
- Laughter is a great stress reliever, and this book provides plenty of it.
- This author has a compassionate and humorous approach to life stresses and people's quirks.
- Reading about David Sedaris' struggles can be cathartic to readers dealing with their own issues.
- There is some 'naughty' language, which may be offensive to some readers.
- There's also some sexual content, as in the hilarious, "Dinah, The Christmas Whore."
- Homophobics may also be uncomfortable with some of the essays, such as, "I Like Guys".
- There are 17 essays included in this collection, dealing with David Sedaris' youth.
- Both hilarious and sad, these essays can take you from your stresses for a few minutes--or hours.
- Sedaris' attitude is infectious; you might find yourself handling stress in a more lighthearted way.
- Those who like David Sedaris should also enjoy Frost, Wilder, Dickens, Salinger, Steinbeck and Rand.
Guide Review - "Naked" by David Sedaris
I do need to say that this book isnt for everyone. It does address some adult and sexual themes, and David is gay (as you discover in the chapter titled, I Like Guys). Some coarse language is used, and his subtle brand of humor doesnt hit everyones funnybone. But for many, many people, the humorous books of David Sedaris, Naked in particular, hold so many benefits. (For those who dont care for David Sedaris, I would recommend another David: Dave Barry, whos also hilarious.)