Me Talk Pretty One Day

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A hilarious collection of essays from 'the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses,' New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris (Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt) Anyone who has heard David Sedaris speaking live or on the radio will tell you that a collection from him is cause for jubilation. A move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that 'every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section'. His family is another inspiration. 'You Can't Kill the Rooster' is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails. Readers say: 'Fantastically funny book which gets better and better' 'Oh how I loved this book. David Sedaris and his adventures in learning to speak French made me cry with laughter, especially the terrifying teacher at the language classes' 'Why have I not discovered him before'

Je parler français

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" Quand je suis parti en France l'été suivant, je ne connaissais qu'un mot de français : bouchon. En atterrissant à l'aéroport j'ai dit bouchon ; dans le train qui m'emportait vers la Normandie, je disais bouchon (...). L'été suivant nous sommes revenus en France. J'ai pu ajouter 420 mots à ma collection, la plupart piochés dans Voici." Ce roman burlesque et insolent de David Sedaris relate son enfance en Caroline du Nord. Tout jeune, on lui diagnostique une paresse chronique de la langue. Il est comme son professeur de guitare, un adulte piégé dans un corps d'enfant. David va tour à tour se chercher et se perdre dans plusieurs domaines, mais il sent vite qu'il n'a aucun talent. Il est le vilain petit canard, l'homosexuel, le drogué, celui qui zozote. Je parler français est l'histoire irrésistiblement drôle de sa vie, de ses nombreuses déceptions, de sa quête d'une certaine idée du bonheur.

Quicklet on Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

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Quicklet on Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris by Jessica Wilson Summary

Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. David Sedaris is an American writer and comedian. In 1994, National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast his autobiographical essay, SantaLand Diaries, after radio host Ira Glass discovered Sedaris doing a bit in a Chicago club. Sedaris went on to write several bestselling essay collections including "Naked", "Holidays on Ice" and "Me Talk Pretty One Day". In 2010, he released his latest collection of stories, "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary". Sedaris also frequently contributes to The New Yorker and Esquire. Me Talk Pretty One Day is a collection of autobiographical stories from author David Sedaris. Published in 2000, it quickly became a New York Times Best Seller. Prior to publication, several of the essays were featured on the radio program, This American Life. The stories are loosely chronological and draw heavily on humorous observations of his close family and friends. The collection was critically well-received and, in 2001, Sedaris was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor. It is dedicated to his father, Lou, who figures prominently in many of the stories. Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less.

Me Talk Pretty One Day

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A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weinerare unforgettable. Sedariss essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest hes ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French! The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child. Entertainment Weekly on Barrel Fever Sidesplitting Not one of the essays in this new collection failed to crack me up; frequently I was helpless. The New York Times Book Review on Naked

Les cœurs brisés ont la main verte

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Amitié, amour et bouturage, rien de tel qu'un cours de jardinage pour réparer le cœur brisé d'une jeune mère de famille ! Plein de charme, d'authenticité et de douceur, un roman que l'on voudrait ne jamais refermer. Californienne de trente-quatre ans, mère de deux adorables chipies et illustratrice pour une super maison d'édition, Lili semble mener une vie rayonnante. Pourtant, derrière son sourire et son grand sens de l'autodérision, la jeune femme peine à se remettre du décès accidentel de son mari, trois ans plus tôt. Depuis, et au grand dam de Rachel, sa sœur cadette qui s'évertue à placer de sémillants célibataires sur son chemin, le cœur de Lili est en stand by. Mais un vent nouveau s'apprête à souffler. Chargée d'illustrer une encyclopédie de botanique, la jeune femme se voit imposer des cours de jardinage, le samedi matin, au beau milieu d'un parc de L.-A. L'heure est venue pour la jeune femme de troquer pyjama et télé contre une paire de bottes et du compost ! Mais comment tisser des liens avec des inconnus ? Lili est-elle vraiment prête à quitter sa zone de confort ? Amour, amitié et rempotage ! En compagnie de ses deux filles, de Rachel et d'autres âmes esseulées, Lili va vite découvrir les vertus du jardinage pour délier les langues et réparer les cœurs...

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Considérations sur le homard

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David Foster Wallace n'était pas qu'un grand romancier. C'était aussi un essayiste chez qui l'humour côtoyait une lucidité redoutable. Ce premier tome de Considérations sur le homard regroupe les textes qu'il a consacrés à la société américaine. Qu'il raconte les " Oscars du porno ", la campagne présidentielle de John McCain, le 11-Septembre vu depuis l'Illinois, ou la souffrance du homard plongé dans l'eau bouillante, il ne fait, en somme, qu'une seule chose : nous parler de l'Amérique folle et inquiétante dans laquelle il a vécu, et de l'enfer hilare des temps contemporains. Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Jakuta Alikavazovic

Sedaris

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“When you're laughing aloud at David Sedaris's every sentence, it's easy to miss the more serious side of what he's up to. Fortunately, Kevin Kopelson has come along to guide readers through the work of the best and most subversive social satirist in America.” —Stephen McCauley, author of The Object of My Affection "Charting a course from Marcel Proust to Tony Danza, Kevin artfully captures the exquisite pleasure and pain of reading David Sedaris. A witty, thoughtful, intimate encounter." —David Hyde Pierce "If I were to read a book on David Sedaris it might be this one." —Paul Reubens David Sedaris is nothing less than a literary phenomenon. His readings and live performances sell out within hours, while his books—Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim—have each been best-sellers. Sedaris became an almost overnight sensation in 1992 when he recounted his surreal experiences working as a Macy's department store elf named Crumpet on NPR's Morning Edition. The sardonic wit displayed in his “SantaLand Diaries” has since made him America's preeminent satirist—brutally honest, often painfully sad, and above all, truly hilarious. In Sedaris, Kevin Kopelson engages with the most difficult, uncomfortable, and often most humorous aspects of Sedaris's writing—shame and public humiliation, dysfunctional families and destructive relationships, misanthropy and self-loathing—to reveal what makes Sedaris such an effective and affecting satirist, and to show why so many readers and listeners identify with him. For Kopelson, the key to understanding Sedaris lies in recognizing the importance of relationships to his comedy. Drawing extensively on both his nonfiction essays and short stories, Kopelson maps out Sedaris's relationships in more or less chronological order—grandparents, parents, siblings, teachers, friends, coworkers, strangers, children, and lovers—and identifies the misunderstandings, betrayals, and cruelties that we all experience, but which in Sedaris's voice are brilliantly and grotesquely magnified. Written for everyone who loves David Sedaris and has wondered why they find him so relevant to their own lives, Sedaris succeeds in taking seriously this sublimely caustic, riotously funny, and ultimately important writer. And for anyone unfamiliar with Sedaris, this book is the perfect introduction. Kevin Kopelson is professor of English at the University of Iowa. His previous books include Neatness Counts: Essays on the Writer's Desk (Minnesota, 2004).

Santaland Diaries

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A collection of surprising, disarming and 'extremely funny' essays from the internationally bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day (Sunday Times) Santaland Diaries collects six of David Sedaris's most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last-minute coaster or ice-scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the back seat of a police car. It should be read with your eyes, felt with your heart, and heard only when spoken to. It should, in short, behave much like a book. And oh, what a book it is! 'Sedaris writes with a gentle but unfailing acuity and a keen eye for the ridiculous ... extremely funny' -Sunday Times

The Best of Me

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A lavish gift edition of David Sedaris's best stories, spanning his spectacular bestselling career. Hand-picked by David himself, these are stories that will make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time, from "the funniest man alive" (Time Out New York). What could be a more tempting holiday gift than a compendium of David Sedaris's best stories, selected by the author himself? From a spectacular career spanning almost three decades, these stories have become modern classics and are now for the first time collected in one volume. The collection will also feature an introduction by the author; a never-before-collected story, "Unbuttoned"; and a new interview with David Sedaris. Table of Contents Glen's Homophobia Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2 Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol Christmas Means Giving The Incomplete Quad You Can't Kill the Rooster Me Talk Pretty One Day Jesus Shaves Us and Them Let It Snow The Ship Shape The Girl Next Door Repeat After Me Six to Eight Black Men Possession Nuit of the Living Dead The Understudy In the Waiting Room Solution to Saturday's Puzzle Town and Country The Cat and the Baboon The Motherless Bear The Faithful Setter Dentists Without Borders Think Differenter Memory Laps Loggerheads If I Ruled the World Easy, Tiger Laugh, Kookaburra A Guy Walks into a Bar Car Standing By Understanding Understanding Owls Now We Are Five A House Divided The Perfect Fit Leviathan A Modest Proposal Why Aren't You Laughing? The Spirit World Unbuttoned

Private Los Angeles

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Ancien Marine, Jack Morgan hérite de son père - un prisonnier condamné à mort - " Private ", une agence de détectives privés, et 15 millions de dollars.Cinq ans plus tard, les affaires fonctionnent bien pour Jack, qui a su développer son business et jouit d'une réputation solide auprès des stars et des hommes politiques. Mais il fait les frais des erreurs de son père et de son jumeau, qui a contracté des dettes auprès du mafieux Ray Noccia...Lorsque Jack apprend que Shelby, la femme de son meilleur ami, a été sauvagement abattue, il mène l'enquête et ne tarde pas à découvrir la double vie de cette dernière. Shelby, prostituée et accroc au crack, travaillait dans un salon de massage tenu par Noccia lui-même...Parallèlement, Justine, profileuse et associée de Jack au sein de l'agence de la ville des anges, enquête sur des meurtres en série de lycéennes. Dix-huit victimes au total, mais toutes assassinées de façon différente...

le soleil et ses fleurs

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c'est la recette de la vie disait ma mère lorsqu'elle me tenait dans ses bras quand je pleurais pense à ces fleurs que tu plantes dans le jardin chaque année elles vont t'apprendre que les gens eux aussi doivent se faner tomber pourrir se redresser pour fleurir rupi kaur

Sortilège

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Kyle, jeune New-Yorkais de 16 ans, est beau et riche... mais terriblement arrogant ! Un affreux défaut qui, un jour, lui coûte cher : une jeune sorcière, dont il a eu le tort de se moquer, lui jette un sortilège pour qu'il se transforme en monstre bestial. Devenu aussi horrible à l'extérieur qu'il l'est à l'intérieur, il est chassé par son père qui ne le supporte plus. Quant à ses amis, impossible de se montrer à eux ainsi ! Contraint de quitter sa vie confortable, il s'enferme dans une maison de Brooklyn, avec pour seule compagnie la bonne et un jeune répétiteur aveugle. Kyle a cependant une chance de défaire le sortilège : il a deux ans pour se faire aimer d’une jeune fille qu’il aura séduite par sa bonté et qui acceptera de l’embrasser en dépit de sa laideur.

Two Classic Stories

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David Sedaris' remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is on full display in these two stories taken from his bestselling books: Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Are Engulfed in Flames. 'A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag' Observer

Un amour interdit

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En pleine guerre de Sécession, Ellen Burns, une affranchie qui sert la cause abolitionniste, accepte une mission d’infiltration dans le Sud. Se faisant passer pour une esclave, elle est envoyée dans une riche plantation de Virginie où elle rencontre Malcolm McCall. Bien qu’il porte l’uniforme confédéré tant haï, Ellen se rend vite compte qu’ils sont du même bord. Peu à peu l’étau se resserre sur les deux espions que lie un amour passionné et interdit. Coûte que coûte, ils défendront leur idéal, même s’ils doivent se séparer à jamais.