Book Review Of Me Talk Pretty One Day Sedaris

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“Me Talk Pretty One Day” is separated into two parts: part one, an earlier stage of the author’s life, and part deux, in which the book goes into more detail with the author’s life in his forties. Sedaris will often tell anecdotes or show his thoughts when he is introducing a character, including himself. This book also uses direct characterization. His father, for example, is marked as a man who has “six children who share none of his interest” and a frugal person who eats off expired, dumped cookies(Sedaris, 33). “Twelve Moments in the Life of the Artist” is one of the longest essay in the book; it reveals the downfall of “the artist’s”, Sedaris’s, life. In the first four moments, Sedaris are shown to have given up on various majors, namely

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