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Explorations Read-Aloud: “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris

Friday, February 2 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction.

For February 2, Coté will read aloud from David Sedaris’s book Me Talk Pretty One Day. 

Winner of the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor 

Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2022 

Summary: Featuring the beloved self-consciousness and self-demeaning, self-deprecating humor that David Sedaris is known for, Me Talk Pretty One Day is a book filled with gems from the experiences that Sedaris had garnered over his life. 

Sedaris begins with giving an outlook and a few highlights from his peculiar, harmless childhood period.  We even have his father, Lou, being invited and propositioned, by way of a phone, from a family friend named Mrs. Midland. The Mrs. speaks how nice it is to talk to a person that genuinely understands her. (Later we learn that Mrs. Midland was actually the prank-leaning family daughter, Amy.) 

In a singularly funny outing, Sedaris details his own attempts at learning the French language. He’d moved to Paris, enrolled in a French class, but he cannot make sense of the language, especially with assigning a gender to inanimate objects – the le and la in the French language. 

It so happened that a fellow teacher associated having Sedaris in his class to a continuous, unending caesarean section.  

Endlessly fun, sardonic to points of teary-eyed-ness, Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day is a popular book filled with distinctive Sedaris humor, witty dialogues and obnoxious characters – a true delight!

Click the links to find the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Thoughts to share? Book ideas to suggest?
Contact Joseph at friday-explorations@usa.net