Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Demin

Back Bay. 2005. 257p. ISBN 9780316010795. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780759511217; 5 CDs. unabridged. 6½ hrs. Time Warner Audio. 2004. ISBN 9781586215026. $31.98.
OrangeReviewStarKnown for his hilarious vignettes about everyday life, Sedaris is at his best when telling family stories. Here his extended family awaits the arrival of his brother Paul's first child, Sedaris argues with his partner over movies, and his mother tries to get the family into the will of a rich relative. The best way to appreciate Sedaris's style as a memoirist is to listen to him read, making this audio version preferable to the original print book. (LJ 5/15/05)
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