Naked by David Sedaris

Naked

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 wand...


Details Naked

TitleNaked
ISBN9780316777735
Author
Release DateJul 30th, 1998
PublisherBack Bay Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreHumor, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Writing, Essays, Short Stories
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Reviews Naked

  • Joeji
    2007-06-20
    On the inside of this book, David Sedaris signed it and wrote, "Joe, I am so happy you're alive."He then proceeded to write in my girlfriend at the time's book, "You can do better."
  • Marty Reeder
    2008-02-06
    About a third of the way through David Sedaris's book, I wondered how I had not heard of this guy before. This guy was funny. No, not just funny, he was really funny. He didn't just make me laugh while reading his book, he made me cry I was laughing so hard. So why, why had I not heard of someone so side-splittingly funny? A couple chapters later, I understood why. A few more chapters after that and Naked went into a dive bomb. While there were s...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2014-01-03
    Naked, David Sedaris داستانهای کوتاه: «طاعون تیک»، «گوشت کنسروی»، «مادربزرگت رو از اینجا ببر!»، «غول یکچشم»، «یک کارآگاه واقعی»، «دیکس هیل»، «حشره ی درام»، «دینا»، «سیاره ی میمونها»، «چهارضلعی ناقص» و «شب مردگان زنده». کتاب با ترجمه پیمان خاکسار در 152 صفحه ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2018-02-01
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Here’s a dramatic reenactment of me in the car going to hell Wal-Mart with the husband while simultaneously trying to describe my feelings about David Sedaris . . . . Ever since I finally got brave enough to attempt audiobooks several months ago, I’ve methodically been revisiting Sedaris’ work. If you haven’t experienced his stuff before, I’m telling you audio is the way to g...
  • Tara
    2017-10-01
    David Sedaris is an adorable little sassmouth. His idiosyncratic brand of humor possesses many fine, laudable traits; it is by turns indecently irreverent, snotty, crude, painfully neurotic, silly, self-deprecating, and even downright morbid. Unfortunately, this collection of autobiographical essays just wasn’t as consistently funny and entertaining as his other books. The first half was genuinely hilarious, and reading it frequently led to unc...
  • FeReSHte
    2015-02-19
    !!!! تموم شد؟ باور کنم؟ چه قدر طول کشید.. خدایا شکرتاین کتاب سداریس رو هم دوست داشتم. طی خوندنش همیشه یه لبخندی روی لب هام بود بعضی جاهاش هم که لبخندهای ملیح تبدیل به قهقهه می شدند. کتاب شامل 17 داستان از خاطرات نویسنده است که به زبان طنز مطرح شده و کاملن ...
  • Jason Koivu
    2011-04-29
    Naked David arrived first, but it was Holiday David who made the NPR splash. Those of us in the front row received the full facial and were covered David the Elf's funk. I've still got Sedaris stank all over me and I'm loving it!While Holiday took a step back from unadulterated intimacy, Naked (and Barrel Fever) begins the unveiling of David Sedaris' inner, most personal life. It has all the markings of an early work, feeling like a skeletal vers...
  • Kim
    2008-05-28
    I'm being told that this is funny... but so far all I want to do is gather David Sedaris into my arms and rock him back and forth and tell him everything is okay. Okay, finished. Is it really supposed to be funny? I found myself pretty saddened by most of the stories. He's got a great writing style and I definitely felt pulled into each of the stories, but I think I felt more empathetic than anything. Especially in "C.O.G":I didn't want to quit m...
  • Farnoosh Farahbakht
    2015-03-10
    داستان ها اونقدر صادقانه نوشته شده که وقتی کتاب رو می خونید کاملا احساس می کنید که یه دوست صمیمی داره با بیانی طنزآمیز از خاطراتش در مورد خانواده، دوستانش ،دوران دانشجویی و سفرهاش براتون تعریف می کنه.کتاب شامل 11 داستانه که ظاهرا در ترجمه چند داستان ...
  • Dana
    2017-09-04
    Quality writing as I have come to expect from David Sedaris. Love his wit and dark humour. Can't wait to read another. I have started the habit of reading snippets of David Sedaris books in between book slumps and it has really helped! Great boredom breaker.Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict: BuyCheck out more of my reviews here
  • kian
    2017-03-04
    «عقيده پدرم اين بود كه هيچ چيز به اندازه كار بعد از مدرسه شخصيت آدم را نميسازد. خودش با سورتمه، روزنامه ميفروخته و خواروبار تحويل مردم ميداده. حالا ببين عجب آدم موفقي شده! من و خواهر بزرگترم ليسا، نتيجه گرفتيم بايد از هر كاري كه شخصيت پدرمان را شكل دا...
  • Tom
    2008-07-03
    Maybe part of my problem with the book is that I first read the back cover, which told me two things that I didn't find to be true:1. This book is side-splittingly hilarious2. It turns the "mania for memoir on its proverbial ear."Sure, maybe it's not fair to judge the book based on my preconceptions, but there's some merit to this I think.First, my sides are completely unsplit. I laughed a few times, found some things whimsical, and did find a fe...
  • Calista
    2018-03-25
    This was a good chuckle. The beginning with his neuroses was not all that funny, but then once he starts talking about his family - cracks me up. David took a trip to Greece with some good material. But the best part of the story is the nudist colony he goes too. I lost my mind laughing. That tickled me.I do enjoy reading David and I need to read more of his books. He is such a joy to see how he sees the world. The world through his eyes is so in...
  • Jen
    2009-02-24
    Let's start off with the cover. Magnificence. In hardback the shorts are adjustable, and if you pull them up over the title you will see an x-ray of legs. I assume, since Mr. Sedaris is so willing to sacrifice himself at the altar of humor, that those thin white bones are his own. Genius.Visiting a nudist trailer park in the name of research, really, the man is so selfless. Licking light switches, wiping his face on towels soiled with excrement.....
  • Julie
    2007-08-11
    I can't get enough of this guy; his books are what I would imagine crack would be like, had I ever tried crack. Which I haven't.Seriously -- I just sit and read and laugh, read and laugh. He's just so damned candid about things. For example, the story of how he was sent to Greece for Greek-American summer camp as a teenager:"If my sister was anxious about our trip, she certainly didn't show it. Prying my fingers off her wrist, she crossed the roo...
  • Homer
    2018-07-23
    Ομοφυλόφιλος, ελληνικής καταγωγής, με μητέρα που πέθανε. Που εκδίδει βιβλία για την ομοφυλοφιλία του, τον γκόμενο του, την αρρώστια της μάνας του, τον πατέρα του, την οικογένεια του.Τουλάχιστον ξέρουμε από ποιον εμπνεύστηκε ο Κορτώ.
  • Elham 8
    2015-04-14
    سداریس رو با کتاب «بالاخره یه روزی قشنگ حرف می زنم» شناختم. کتابی که تو روزهای تلخی که می خوندمش، خنده های بلند برام به همراه داشت. براساس اون تجربه، انتظار بیشتری از این کتاب داشتم، اما خب، این کتاب به خودی خود کتاب خوبی بود . اگرچه شیرینی های کتاب قب...
  • امیر
    2017-01-25
    خیلی از شخصیت یایا خوشم اومد. کتاب خوبی بود کلی خندیدم.
  • کتابخانه ي ما
    2014-01-17
    اين دومين کتابيه که از سداريس با ترجمه پيمان خاکسار ميخونم و برعکس يکي دو نفر از دوستان به نظرم ترجمه خوبي هم داره ،البته هنوز ترحمه هاي ديگه اي نديدم ولي بايد گفت اين کتاب و همچنبن کتاب قبلي رو نبايد با رمان يا مجموعه داستان کوتاه يکي دونست ،به نظر م...
  • Elizabeth
    2007-07-29
    I started reading this book at a particularly pathetic stage in my life. I'd just left grad school and was sharing a room in my parents' house with one of my sisters. I had a 1.5 hour commute each way to work and even though I had to go to bed at like 9 p.m. to have the energy to face the next day, Monica (said sister) always thought I was up too late. One night, she started yelling at me because for several consecutive nights I'd stayed up late ...
  • Maryam
    2014-04-13
    اولین بار با سداریس توی همشهری داستان آشناشدم .طنزی صمیمی که آدم رو با خودش همراه می برد .توی این مجموعه هم داستان اولش یعنی طاعون تیک همین طور بود تا بقیه ذاستانها بخصوص خود داستان مادربزرگت رو از این جاببر.پدر ومادر بامزه هم دارد بخصوص مادرش
  • Homa Sharifmousavi
    2014-01-18
    نمیدونم چرا از اول نسبت به ترجمه ی کتاب خوشبین نبودم وقتی متن اصلی رو دیدم فهمیدم ترجمه خوبه اما یه مشکل خیلی بزرگ هست،کتاب اصلی ۱۷ داستان داره و ترجمه ۱۱ داستان! نویسنده ی کتاب و خیلی از کسایی که کتاب رو خوندن اصرار دارن که داستانها خنده دارند اما من...
  • Ali Frz
    2017-03-04
    خوب بودخیلی دلم میخواست یک ایرانی یک کتاب خوب این مدلی مینوشت خوب بودخیلی دلم می‌خواست یک ایرانی یک کتاب خوب این مدلی می‌نوشت
  • LW
    2017-08-25
    If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary. Ciclopi è una raccolta di racconti con una forte componente autobiografica, tra lavori bislacchi ,rapporti problematici, parenti squinternati ,anche se,ovviamente, c'è un certo margine di invenzione nella ricostruzione dei ricordi d'infanzia ,con i tic e le manie compulsive, e negli aneddoti familiari A parte Lisa noi non siamo gente che si abbraccia. Per...
  • britt_brooke
    2017-08-18
    “I was a smart-ass, born and raised. This had been my curse and would continue to be so.” I first read this in print 10 years ago or so. This was freaking delightful on audio! Sedaris narrates and his sister Amy pops in for the female speaking parts. Together, they are absolutely hilarious. I think I could listen to him tell personal stories all day long. I can't wait to continue rereading all of his books in this format.
  • Faeze Taheri
    2015-03-30
    مثه داستانای سلینجر یه جور ارتباط بین چند تا داستان کوتاه احساس میکردم، شایدم احساسم بیخود بود:))کتاب رو با یک طنز بسیار خوب شروع کردم و انتظار ادامه همون رو تا انتها داشتم، اما خوب در داستانهای بعد طنزش تلطیف و جاهایی حتی محو شد .مورد علاقههای من، طا...
  • Sara Bagheri
    2016-01-16
    طنز بود و واقعا هم بود. این که کتابی باعث شود در حین خواندنش لبخند به لب بیاوردی و حتی از آن هم بیشتر، خنده های بی صدا بکنی تا در مترو و مکانهای عمومی مزاحم بقیه نشوی برای من به معنی یک کتاب خوشایند و دلچسب است.این طور که در نوشته های دیگران خواندم کتاب ...
  • Saeed tavakoli
    2016-01-09
    خاطراتی است که به فرم داستان نوشته شده. خوشخوان و دوست داشتنی.تو خوندن کل کتاب داشتم فکر میکردم نویسندههای کشورهای دیگه و یا شهرهای بزرگ کشور خودمون چقدر ممکنه زندگی ماجراجویی و اتفاق داشته تو زندگیشون.حرفی که امروز هم با دوستم پیش اومد؛ این که مثلا...
  • Nasia
    2016-11-26
    Οι πρώτες ιστορίες - από την παιδική ηλικία του Sedaris - είχαν πολύ ωραίο ρυθμό, σε έκαναν να γελας, να ξεχνιέσαι, κάπου στην μέση έκανε μια κοιλιά, αλλά το τέλος ήταν αυτό που άρμοζε στο βιβλίο.
  • somuchreading
    2012-08-24
    Ας βγάλουμε κάτι από τη μέση: αγαπώ τον David Sedaris. Βρίσκω πραγματικά αστεία τα αστεία του και με πιάνει κάτι με τα όσα αυτοβιογραφικά διηγείται. Το Me Talk Pretty One Day μου άρεσε πολύ και το Holidays on Ice είναι ένα από τα καλύτερα Χριστουγεννιάτικα βιβλία που υπά...