Naked by David Sedaris


Naked is David Sedaris’s 2001 take on his life at the time… reminiscing about teachers, camp, his sexuality, family life you name it David probably has covered it.


I started listening to David Sedaris last year with his Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls.  His matter of fact humor left me wanting more and I have followed up with a couple more of his books on audio (he narrates them himself which makes them even more fun). 

Naked is a short three-hour listen and while it has its moments,


“We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail.”


While I did enjoy David, the addition of his sister in this audio I found to be a harsh contrast as she handled the voices of teachers and I think at times herself to David’s steady rhythmic tone.  I have found I enjoy his narration alone much better.

Still… looking for a fun quick laugh…. give it a try. 🙂

8 Comments on “Naked by David Sedaris

  1. I’ve only ever read Sedaris, but I think his work would benefit as an audio book. He has such a distinctive reading voice, I must give it a try.

    • I think his newer books are better – this one was good, but I started with Diabetes with Owls and fell in love with his dry matter of fact humor 🙂

  2. I love Sedaris and didn’t realize his sister helped narrate this audio. I think I have this one in print.

  3. The only book of his I’ve read is Owls and I loved certain essays and hated others. I’d like to try Me Talk Pretty One Day, since that seemed to be his most popular. I do think he’d be good on audio.

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