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Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris: This author has been touted by many people I've talked to as "absolutely hilarious!" so when a friend loaned me one of his books, I was eager to try it.

Maybe the words just don't tickle my funnybone the right way? To me, his stories just came across as arrogant. "Look what an interesting life I lead! Everything that happens to me is fodder for my writing! I amuse myself greatly! Ha, ha, ha, hee, hee, hee." I did read all of the book, but I had to put it down between chapters because I was exhausted. "See how witty I am? Like me, like me, like me!"

I just don't "get" it. (In all honesty, maybe it's just me? Because I feel the same way about Dave Barry's columns.)
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