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Naked is a hilarious memoir about Sedaris's younger years. Read about having a crush on a fellow camper over summer break, about making stone clocks with someone who describes himself as a "Child of God," or about "Dinah, the Christmas Whore."
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 unique 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 quadriplegic 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. --Goodreads
Mischa Lassow, Math
This is Mischa's first summer read recommendation!