Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
Essay. 272 pp.
Back Bay. 2000.
I like personal essays. Especially when they're written by someone who knows how to write.
This book came into my life as a Christmas gift after Dec and I went to see The Santaland Diaries, which I found to be a very enjoyable production. Mostly, I enjoy Sedaris's wit. He also reminds me of New York, even though most of the essays are about his time spent living in France.
Anyway, I don't think there's much to say here except that I like Sedaris. And he's quite quotable. Here's just one more (because it reminds me of my mission in Portugal):
Nothing is more disgusting than a glass of milk, especially French milk, which comes in a box and can sit unrefrigerated for five months, at which point it simply turns into cheese and is moved to a different section of the grocery store. (250)