Sara gave me this book because she had two copies, and I was immediately interested in reading about someone else's dysfunctional family. It's individual stories about David Sedaris' family and their crazy shenanigans.
The beginning few stories were not as funny as I had hoped, but by the end I was cracking up. At times I felt bad for laughing at certain moments that might have been sad or uncomfortable, but Sedaris just has such a great way of writing humorously.
I sometimes wish my life was as interesting enough to write about, but not the kind of interesting that Sedaris' life was. I don't know how I would particularly react if I had a close relation that wrote about me in a not-always-so-good light.
I liked the book, but I kind of hate that I liked the book. I feel that a lot of this shouldn't have been funny but was.
Let's put it this way, I wish David Sedaris would write fiction. He really has a way with words that I enjoy and he is a very good humorist. Writing humor is hard, and he has the knack. I will probably read another book by him, but I'm in no real rush to do so. Out of 5 stars, I would give it a solid 3... I could take it or leave it.