Comedian and satirist David Sedaris has always been known for his dark humor and for unstintingly using his own life as fodder for his short stories and essays.
Me Talk Pretty One Day follows Sedaris through his youth in Raleigh, North Carolina before he moved to France with his partner Hugh. The title of the collection is taken from one of the book’s most popular stories, which chronicles Sedaris’s disastrous French lessons.
This is one memoir that’s even better as an audiobook. Sedaris’s drawling Southern accent really brings out the dry, witty nuance of each story.