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Monday, February 25

Me Talk Pretty One Day - Recap

On Feb. 17 we had our meeting for Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris. This book was rather difficult to discuss. Don't get me wrong - everyone had an opinion on it, but that was about it. Some of us really disliked it, some of us thought it had some great parts, some of us thought it was pretty good ... but that's as far as the discussion went. We talked about a few of the essays and about the author's ability to turn everyday experiences into humor. And all that took about 15 minutes total.

Nine of us rated this book, and the ratings went as follows: 4, 5x2, 6, 7x2, 8x2, 9. The average rating was 6.6.

The rest of the meeting was lots of fun though! Nancy is always an excellent hostess. We finally had our Christmas Book Exchange, and Nancy had lots of goodies for everyone to take home.

Our next book is Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. It was my pick, and I can't wait to reread it!

2 comments:

LisaMM said...

This book is on my nightstand. I've read the first two essays (months ago) but for some reason I just haven't been motivated to go back to it. There are just so many other books to read...

Heather Johnson said...

Hi Lisa - I know what you mean. Personally, I found some essays to be laugh-out-loud funny while others were somewhat disturbing. My personal favorite was the one about the French class where they tried to explain Easter - that was HYSTERICAL!