David Sedaris is funny. His irreverent and can be laugh out loud funny when he pokes fun at what he’s not. The conservatives, the people with shirts that say expletives – he can go ballistic at them and make you laugh fairly hard. A series of essays that are not particularity interconnected reach their peak when he goes after these people. I love the way he describes random people he meets – we have all met them – but he brings them to life beautifully, a LOL book after a long time.
A beautifully written book on the Jews of today – caught between the horror of yesterday and the shame of today. The human story takes center stage though –through the three central characters – two Jews and one wannabe. The humor is superb. Treslove’s character, is particularly well etched. He is the protagonist –a weak guy, full of self pity – yet Jacobson manages to get the readers on Treslove’s side – by gently poking fun at him.