This month is comedy month. Comedy is subjective, I know. This was evidenced by the fact that I got ONE recommendation. So I made up a list. At least it guaranteed a book I wanted to read was chosen! The winner this month was
David Sedaris’ move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section. His family is another inspiration. You Can’t Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails.
Other choices for this month were:
- Diary of a nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
- The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
- Right Ho, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
- What in God’s name by Simon Rich