Naked by David Sedaris
Naked, published in 1997, is a collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book details Sedaris’ life, from his unusual upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, to his booze-and-drug-infested college years, to his Kerouacian wandering as a young adult. The book became a best-seller and was acclaimed for its wit, dark humor and irreverent tackling of tragic events, including the death of Sedaris’ mother. Prior to publication, several of the essays were read by the author on the NPR program This American Life.
The 1049th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 28th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)