Naked - David Sedaris


By David Sedaris

  • Release Date: 2009-05-04
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4
From 422 Ratings


In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me.
Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means.
This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.


  • Interesting for the first ten pages

    By xyz 123456
    Don't bother....unless you like painfully slow reads about nothing in particular.
  • Love it!!

    By Od13
    I completely loved this book and laughed the whole time!!
  • Horrible

    By Gagibeaner
    I second everything that the previous poster said. I chucked it in the trash after finishing. Complete waste of time.
  • Poinless

    By Marychinese34
    Reading this narcissistic book was torture. Interesting up until his ticks..that's hilarious. From then on it's all downhill. The book had no point at all other than this gay man's awkwardness and his inability to interact. Serious issues are avoided thuought the book. Complete waste of time.
  • David Sedaris Naked

    By Logan Holloway
    Hard to put down, a completely addictive read.
  • Inside look

    By Yoginilaughs
    You really get to peek into the lives of a family who is twisted enough to be entertaining but real enough to be reminiscent of your own family...
  • Lol!

    By Cmarie2010
    Great stories! So personal and so well written. And always very funny. Loved it.
  • Less humorous, but still Sedaris excellent

    By Kaishauri
    I got the book thinking it would be laugh out loud funny like Me Talk Pretty One Day. This book still made me laugh, but it is so incredibly personal and revealing that I found myself thinking about passages days after I read them. Highly recommended!
  • Another humorous read by Sedaris

    By Hoss28
    Great stories and one of my favorite collections.