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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim audiobook by David Sedaris is a collection of 22 autobiographical essays, published in the year 2004. The opening essays of the book provide details of his childhood and his family. He provides details of their then neighbors- the Tomkeys. Sedaris spied on them to understand their odd behavior patterns. They did not have a television and were the matter of discussion in the television-addicted Sedaris family.

He also finds out that the Tomkeys finish dinner as early as eight o’clock and talk after meals. Sedaris thinks that the absence of television has allowed them to gel together and talk to each other. Sedaris shares the incident when their family almost ended up buying a beach house. Their parents spent a day with the real estate agent and also showed the house to the children, who were pretty excited by it. However, his father finally gave away the idea and the deal could not go through.

In another incident, Sedaris is pressured by his father to attend a slumber party held by his friends. His father believes that David’s friends will transform him into a junior football player. The party turned out to be an embarrassment and an awkward experience for Sedaris. Most of the essays deal with the adolescent life of Sedaris and his experiences in that phase of life. He shares his experiences of buying clothes in his adolescence to appear as cool and hip-hop, which also turns out to be a disaster.


Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim audiobook by David Sedaris received positive reviews from the critics and the readers. The book provides rich insights into the life of Sedaris in the different stages of his life. The discussions and experiences of Sedaris growing up as a child is quite nicely captured and is funny also.

The author makes use of fun and humor throughout the book to keep it a fun and easy read. The experiences of the author are so common that it can easily be related to by an average reader. The book is thoroughly enjoyable and is a recommended read, especially for the fans of David Sedaris.

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