If you’ve ever read David Sedaris’ hilarious essay collections before, you’ll most likely guess (correctly) that this book is not going to fit in a “clean” category. This newest collection of essays is just as funny as any previous books, however.
Some of the essays had me completely in stitches. These tended to be the ones that were cleaner, as well. The ones that were particularly full of bad language and other vulgar content just turned me off so much that I didn’t laugh as much.
Sedaris still has a knack for being able to make almost anything funny. His topic can be the most mundane, run-of-the-mill event and he can create laughable material. His take on working in a county morgue for a while was very funny; I’ve got to have my husband read it because he will particularly understand, having done human cadaver dissections in grad school. His (very well embellished) stories about his family are always funny.
The story about the wacky woman who supposedly babysat him and his siblings for a week while his parents were on vacation years ago are drop-dead hilarious. And having occurred in North Carolina, basically a Southern state, make the story even funnier (what with me just having spent the past 10 years in the South, a true foreign country sometimes).
Rated: High, for at least 20 occurrences of strong language and many other occasions of moderate and mild language. Some vulgar sexual references and homosexual talk. Some essays are almost free of offensive content, while others are moderate and others are very high in offensive content.