Naked PDF Ú Paperback

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Naked [EPUB] ✻ Naked ❀ David Sedaris – Welcome to the hilarious strange elegiac outrageous world of David Sedaris In Naked Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its proverbial ear mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life his family Welcome to the hilarious strange elegiac outrageous world of David Sedaris In Naked Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its proverbial ear mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life his family and his uniue worldview—a sensibility at once take no prisoners sharp and deeply charitable A tart tongued mother does dead on imitations of her young son's nervous tics to the great amusement of his teachers; a stint of Kerouackian wandering is undertaken of course with a uadriplegic companion; a family gathers for a wedding in the face of imminent death Through it all is Sedaris's unmistakable voice without doubt one of the freshest in American writing.

10 thoughts on “Naked

  1. Joeji Joeji says:

    On the inside of this book David Sedaris signed it and wrote Joe I am so happy you're aliveHe then proceeded to write in my girlfriend at the time's book You can do better

  2. Marty Reeder Marty Reeder says:

    About a third of the way through David Sedaris's book I wondered how I had not heard of this guy before This guy was funny No not just funny he was really funny He didn't just make me laugh while reading his book he made me cry I was laughing so hard So why why had I not heard of someone so side splittingly funny? A couple chapters later I understood why A few chapters after that and Naked went into a dive bomb While there were some redeeming moments near the end he never fully recovered and I returned the book from whence it came with a sigh thinking of what could have been So what went wrong? Let me tell you first what went right The moments where David was a kid and shared stories about his experiences growing up; those were the priceless moments those were the hilarious tear inducing scenes that were impossible not to enjoy His description of his sarcastic mom his crazy grandma his golf obsessed dad with mutilated friends were priceless They were characters you could like and laugh at at the same time Then comes stories from Sedaris's college days and afterwards and you begin to think You know I don't really like this guy And it is hard to laugh with a guy that you end up not liking This is a guy who is an unapologetic drug abuser uses obscenities with graphic language and descriptions takes advantage of people looks down on others Some of these he tempers with a measly sentence at the end of a chapter showing that he has since learned better but you don't believe it It doesn't feel sincere especially in the way he has written it There are aspects of his childhood self that linger and allow you a view of the Sedaris that you miss but alas they are only glimpses It was with great effort that I finished Naked and it was with a bitter taste in my mouth If I could chance to read from Sedaris's childhood I might venture back into those waters but until then I will avoid him and think of what might have been

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Naked David Sedaris Naked published in 1997 is a collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris The book details Sedaris’ life from his unusual upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh North Carolina to his booze and drug ridden college years to his Kerouacian wandering as a young adult Contents Chipped Beef; A Plague of Tics; Get Your Ya Ya's Out; Next of Kin; Cyclops; The Women's Open; True Detective; Dix Hill; I Like Guys; The Drama Bug; Dinah the Christmas Whore; Planet of the Apes; The Incomplete uad; COG; Something for Everyone; Ashes; Nakedتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز چهارم ماه آوریل سال 2014میلادیعنوان مادر بزرگت را از اینجا ببر؛ نویسنده دیوید سداریس؛ مترجم پیمان خاکسار؛ تهران، زاوش، 1392، در 150ص، چاپ دیگر تهران، نشر چشمه، 1393؛ در 150ص؛ شابک 9786002292858؛ چاپ پنجم 1395؛ موضوع داستانهای کوتاه از نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20مداستانهای کوتاه «طاعون تیک»، «گوشت کنسروی»، «مادربزرگت رو از این‌جا ببر»، «غول یک‌چشم»، «یک کارآگاه واقعی»، «دیکس هیل»، «حشره ی درام»، «دینا»، «سیاره ی میمون‌ها»، «چهارضلعی ناقص» و «شب مردگان زنده»؛طاعون تیک داستان پسربچه ای ست که ذهنش لحظه ای او را آرام نمیگذارد، کلیدی برای خاموش کردنش در دسترس او نیست فرامینی همچون لیس زدن کلید چراغهای کلاس درس، فشاردادن دماغ به در یخچال و کاپوت ماشین، کوبیدن پاشنه ی کفش به پیشانی و ؛ از متن لذت جایی در این فرایند نداشت، باید این کارها را میکردم، چون هیچ چیز بدتر از اضطراب ناشی از انجام ندادنشان وجود نداشت پایان نقلگوشت کنسروی استفاده مناسب از عنصر غافلگیریمادربزرگت را از اینجا ببر نخست توصیف زندگی مادربزرگ پدری راوی در آپارتمانی بسیار کوچک است؛ که اصلا شبیه آپارتمان نیست، و به قول راوی زندگی سگشان به کودکی پدرش شرف داشته استخانواده ی پدری راوی از مهاجران یونانی هستند، و مادربزرگ هیچ تغییری نکرده است و بعد از این همه سال، انگلیسی را هنوز خوب حرف نمیزند، و بعد از گذشت یازده سال از ازدواج پسرش؛ هنوز به عروسش میگوید «اون دختره»؛ او را مخاطب قرار نمیدهد و البته که سایه ی همدیگر را با تیر میزنند؛ خوشبختانه مادربزرگ یونانی در شهری دیگر ساکن است اما به واسطه ی تصادف و شکستگی لگن، مادربزرگ به خانه آنها میآید و ؛ وغول یک چشم پدری که وظیفه خویش میداند که همواره بچه هایش را از خطر بترساند؛ ویک کارآگاه واقعی مادر و خواهر راوی و سریال های تلویزیونی و البته تنها سریال های پلیسی جنایی؛ ودیکس هیل راوی در کلاس هفتم است برای کار مجانی و عام المنفعه به تیمارستان دیکس هیل میرود؛ وحشره درام در پی حضور یک بازیگر جهت الهام بخشی به دانش آموزان در کلاس نهم، راوی و دوستش به موضوع نمایش و بازیگری علاقمند میشوند و؛ ودینا پدر عقیده دارد که هیچ چیز به اندازه کار بعد از مدرسه شخصیت آدم را نمیسازد و پول توجیبی را قطع میکند و راوی و خواهرش به کار در کافه تریاها مشغول میشوند؛ وسیاره میمون ها ماجراهای اتواستاپ زدن های راوی؛ و چهارضلعی ناقص راوی و هم اتاقی معلولش در دانشگاه و باز هم اتواستاپ؛ از متن پدرم همیشه میگفت «دانشگاه بهترین چیزیه که ممکنه تو زندگیت اتفاق بیفته» راست میگفت، چون آنجا بود که مواد و الکل و سیگار را کشف کردم؛ وشب مردگان زنده راوی از شبی میگوید که جلوی در ویلای تابستانی اش ایستاده، و موشی را در آب خفه میکند، مینی بوسی میایستد و راننده از او آدرسی میپرسد؛ راوی میخواهد به او یاری کند اما همه چیز شبیه فیلمهای ژانر وحشت است؛ا شربیانی

  4. Michael Michael says:

    Sardonic and droll the abridged audio of David Sedaris’s Naked offers a series of scattered autobiographical pieces As in most of his work the author is ironic and self deprecating as he alternates between recounting childhood memories and recollecting his travels as an adult Because the audio is abridged though all the mediocre pieces that typically embellish a Sedaris collection have been removed Naked offers the perfect introduction to the author’s work for that reason but those who dislike his brand of humor won’t find themselves changed

  5. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at ’s a dramatic reenactment of me in the car going to hell Wal Mart with the husband while simultaneously trying to describe my feelings about David Sedaris Ever since I finally got brave enough to attempt audiobooks several months ago I’ve methodically been revisiting Sedaris’ work If you haven’t experienced his stuff before I’m telling you audio is the way to go and Naked is David Sedaris at his best From being a little kid with OCD in a time where such behavior was dismissed as “uirky” to a young man living at a nudist colony to his mother’s cancer diagnosis Naked will have you laughing until you cry and crying until you laugh An added bonus is his sister Amy lends her voice to some of the selections as well Talk about my fantasy audible ménage à trois The only thing better than the Sedaris siblings? Their mother Several years ago I used to wish I could be her when I grew up Now I’m thinking my wish came true which I think is awesome but probably terrifies my family

  6. Tara Tara says:

    David Sedaris is an adorable little sassmouth His idiosyncratic brand of humor possesses many fine laudable traits; it is by turns indecently irreverent snotty crude painfully neurotic silly self deprecating and even downright morbid Unfortunately this collection of autobiographical essays just wasn’t as consistently funny and entertaining as his other books The first half was genuinely hilarious and reading it freuently led to uncontrollable giggling and explosions of loud rambunctious laughter The second part however had so many strained awkward jokes that I spent most of the time cringing with embarrassment on their behalf; the poor things were trying way too hard If you want top shelf Sedaris I’d recommend starting with either Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim or perhaps Me Talk Pretty One Day both of which provide much stronger examples of his distinctively snarky sardonic witI’ll leave you with this excerpt which duly notes the intrinsic futility of attempting to read a book on a crowded cross country bus surrounded by aggressively opinionated hillbillies with no real conception of boundaries or personal space “Books offered no relief Failing to act even as a shield their presence attracted everything from mild curiosity to open hostility ‘You think you’re going to learn something from a book?’ said the man sitting next to me ‘Let me tell you a little something bookworm you’ll learn on this goddamned bus than you would in a whole’ He paused attempting to recall the name given to such a place ‘You’ll learn here than in a whole pyramid full of books You could fill a racetrack with every piece of shit ever written but you’ll learn right here’Having never seen a racetrack full of books I thought it premature to contradict him”

  7. Kim Kim says:

    I'm being told that this is funny but so far all I want to do is gather David Sedaris into my arms and rock him back and forth and tell him everything is okay Okay finished Is it really supposed to be funny? I found myself pretty saddened by most of the stories He's got a great writing style and I definitely felt pulled into each of the stories but I think I felt empathetic than anything Especially in COG I didn't want to uit my job uitting involved a certain degree of responsibility I didn't want to assume Rather I hoped that Jon might remove that burden and dismiss me as soon as possible I had felt contempt for him even occasional hatred and now I was fighting the urge to feel sorry for him He must have known it and clearing his throat he proceeded to cut me off at the pass Let me tell you a little something he said finally I don't appreciate being used I'm not talking here about all the free coffee and rides I've given you I mean used in here He meant to point at his heart but swerving to pass another car wound up gesturing toward his lap instead You're a user kid You used my tools and my patience and now you want me to pat you on the head and tell you what a good little boy you are But you know what? You're not a good boy You're not even a good girlMore I thought More There's definitely similar themes in each story He has low self esteem he sees himself as weak and effeminate and hardly useful He has strong ties to his family although he isn't exactly sure why Sure they are told with a whimsical air but I couldn't help but pick up on the self hatred and run with it Maybe it's where I feel in my own life but at the end of each story I reflected on his assessments and had to stop myself from breaking down In 'Naked' someone asks him the uestion 'What if everybody in the world were allowed one wish but in order to get it it meant they'd bave to crawl around on their hands and knees for the rest of their life?'His observation If I could have the face and body of my dreams what good would it do me if I had to walk around like an animal? Mabe if I were to wish for happiness I wouldn't mind crawling but what kind of a person would I be if I were naturally happy? I've seen people like that on inspirational television shows and they scare me Why did I have to think about this in the first place?I enjoyed his stories and I will most likely read but I'll have to up my anti depressant dosage first

  8. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Naked David arrived first but it was Holiday David who made the NPR splash Those of us in the front row received the full facial and were covered David the Elf's funk I've still got Sedaris stank all over me and I'm loving itWhile Holiday took a step back from unadulterated intimacy Naked and Barrel Fever begins the unveiling of David Sedaris' inner most personal life It has all the markings of an early work feeling like a skeletal version of Me Talk Pretty or Dress Your Family a funny skeletal version mind you but incomplete and fragmentary nonetheless Sedaris does not delve so deeply mining the depths of his own existence to locate the funny bone as he does in later works His comedic flair has not yet fully caught fire Even so Naked presents some of the author's important first steps Some are funny Some are endearing Some are tentative Some are not pretty All can be enjoyed by fans for what they are a good beginningIf I could I would rate this 35 stars because the story to story uality ranges from 3 to 4 I'm feeling generous so I've clicked the 4 stars option If you're a newcomer you might want to start with Dress Your Family though

  9. Jessaka Jessaka says:

    Put On Some Clothes SedaisMy word Get in this house right now David and put on your clothes and if you say anything else that is foul mouthed out there on the streets or even in my house I will wash your moth out with soap And I can tell you right now you won’t like it Don’t we have enough vulgarity in our society today with everyone thinking it is okay to no longer be political correct? You think it is funny? Red Skelton once said that he saw so reason to use vulgar language in order to be funny He is right that there is no use for it but it isn’t funny Never wasAnd who have you been hanging out with in order to be able to make fun of foul mouthed low life people? It isn’t funny to joke about them either They ain’t funny And further what kind of business would allow your mouth in the room some seeding cocktail lounge in the dangerous section of a city? I dind’t raise you like thisI know you comedians like to let down your hair sometimes when you aren’t on camera Geesh I had to even turn off Trevor Noah for his nasty hand gestures but then latter one she uit them I know because I tuned in one day and he wasn’t doing them any Someone must have told him that the hand gestures were not funny so I watch him now And if you want to be famous like Trevor Noah be on a late night talk show you had better clean up your mouth Yes put on some cothes They go a long way to covering up flaws ¬

  10. ֆɦɛʟʟʏ ȶɦɛ քǟȶʀօռ ֆǟɨռȶ օʄ ƈʊʀʍʊɖɢɛօռʟʏ ƈʀօռɛֆ ֆɦɛʟʟʏ ȶɦɛ քǟȶʀօռ ֆǟɨռȶ օʄ ƈʊʀʍʊɖɢɛօռʟʏ ƈʀօռɛֆ says:

    This is my second David Sedaris book and both were the audio versions I really liked Calypso which is his most recent I wish this was longer It was the unabridged version which was only 3 CDs criesDavid's sister Amy Sedaris does several of the female voices This author has a way of making tragedy and sad events humorous Stories here include his earlier school years with OCD and his parents and teachers blowing it off Thankfully mental disorders are treated much better these days But he would lick light switches count the steps walking home and make high pitched voices His actions were viewed back then as being uirky and something he would outgrowThe grossest thing by far in this was the part where view spoilersomeone was wiping poop on the family's towels WTH lol Was it him? It is never specifically stated I don't think? hide spoiler

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