Didn’t really float my boat. Found the random potpourri of stories a bit tiresome towards the end and didn’t find the stories that amusing. Difficult to warm to the characters when you get fleeting glances of them and it jumps around so much.

Damien Ryan Damien Ryan

I think Sedaris might work better as an audiobook. He reads some of his essays out on Radio 4 and the medium suits much more.

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Dates 15 May 2013 – 25 May 2013
Time spent reading 4 hours, 33 minutes
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You know you’re young when someone asks you for money and you take it as a compliment.

He looked as though his life had not only passed him by but paused along the way to spit in his face.

Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you’re offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone’s feelings.

“What do your roosters say?” is a good icebreaker, as every country has its own unique interpretation. In Germany, where dogs bark “vow vow” and both the frog and the duck say “quack,” the rooster greets the dawn with a hearty “kik-a-riki.” Greek roosters “kiri-a-kee,” and in France they scream “coco-rico,” which sounds like one of those horrible premixed cocktails with a pirate on the label. When told that an American rooster says “cock-a-doodle-doo,” my hosts look at me with disbelief and pity.

If finding an apartment is like falling in love, buying one is like proposing on your first date and agreeing not to see each other until the wedding.