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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Hardcover, Trade Paperback, Audiobook, eBook

Little, Brown and Company

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother’s wedding. He mops his sister’s floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn’t it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives—a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

Praise for Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim:

“As in his previous collections.... Sedaris’ tales crackle with the quirkiness that has become his cachet,” declares Bookpage, “...readers will find themselves in stitches over [his] delirious accounts.” —Bookpage

O Magazine loves the “contemplative, fax-to-a-friend adventures” of David Sedaris’ DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM! “[David Sedaris] has come up with a sophisticated, wildly vibrant valentine of a collection that ultimately pays tribute to the convoluted connections between people...” —O, The OprahMagazine

Sedaris’ book is a “Sunnier alternative” to “the best of this season's weighty biographies and novels.” —Wall Street Journal

“The most brilliantly witty New Yorker since Dorothy Parker.” —New York

“If wit were measured in people, David Sedaris would be China: His talent is that huge.” —Denver Rocky Mountain News

“David Sedaris’s brilliance resides in a capacity to surprise, associate, and dissociate, and the result is something like watching lightning strike in slow motion. . .One of the most shameless, acid, vaulting wits on planet earth.” —Boston Book Review

“Sedaris has a satirical brazenness that holds up next to Twain and Nathanael West.” —The New Yorker

ELLE proclaims, “the best pieces in Sedaris’ essay collection DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM...remind us why he deserves all the fuss.”

Time Out New York's “Summer Books” issue features DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM by David Sedaris "No one walks the tightrope between hilarity and poignancy quite like Sedaris”

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