Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris

I'm a bit late - ok, a lot late - in arriving at the David Sedaris party. And, yes, of course I loved the book. It was funny, yes, but I loved it, too, for some of the qualities that date it back to the 90s. I know it's strange to hear something from the 90s seems dated, but I think that's the nature of such topical comedy. It's the reason most satire has an expiration date. But there was something very self-involved and innocent about the decade of the 1990s, and we of the post-9/11 world with our ISIS and our school shootings and our global warming - we look back 15 years in a wistful way.