|Plot Summary of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim|
|"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.
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.
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim|
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Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
- gay guy
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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