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This book is brilliant--laugh out loud funny. His insight is impeccably sharp. As an American living in Paris, I found it thoroughly enjoyable from cover to cover. He left me wanting more, and I hope there's a follow-up soon.
le 26 novembre 2011
I basically agree with HeyJude; this book is a "collection of short recollections" which taken in isolation would be, if not extremely funny, at least amusing - I believe each of them was published in one issue of the The New Yorker. However, reading them all in a row becomes boring after a while.
So, maybe not a waste of money, but I would say that the book format does not suit this kind of production.
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le 21 octobre 2011
This book is described somewhere as a collection of essays which may explain the random nature of these autobiographical stories - although, to be fair they do seem to be in chronological order. Apparently all his books are autobiographical and I believe he is very popular in the States (he's American) where he has a radio station on public radio.
As far as I'm concerned this book should carry some sort of warning about wasting your money. I cannot recommend this book, cetainly not as a hilarious read - there were one or two phrases, sentences or paragraphs that I found amusing ... but otherwise .... NO! Why would I want to know about this person? A disappointing read chosen at my book group (in my absence!!).