“She’s afraid to tell me anything important, knowing I’ll only turn around and write about it. In my mind, I’m like a friendly junkman, building things from the little pieces of scrap I find here and there, but my family’s started to see things differently. Their personal lives are the so-called pieces of scrap I so casually pick up, and they’re sick of it. More and more often their stories begin with the line “You have to swear you’ll never repeat this.” I always promise, but it’s generally understood that my word means nothing.”  Excerpt from Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim by DAVID SEDARIS


Published in 2004, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris includes 22 of the author’s autobiographical essays, many that originally appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, and Esquire.

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