David Sedaris continues the saga of his life and relationships with his family in this collection of personal memoirs that range from recollections of his childhood to his more recent contacts. He talks of growing up in North Carolina, his embarrassment over his parents–his father's loud aggressiveness, his mother's benign neglect, and his feelings of being an outsider because of his homosexuality.
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The book is filled with anecdotes about his family: the resort wedding of his brother, Paul, which was conducted by a psychic, a visit to his junk collecting sister, Tiffany; and his father's attempt to get the family of a boy who hit David in the mouth with a rock to pay for the dental work.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein