Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   gay guy Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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