- Date: March 1997
- Type: Book
This Book refers to The Shadow of Your Smile composed by Johnny Mandel; written by Paul Francis
David Sedaris recalls that the song 'The Shadow of Your Smile' was his favorite song in grade school. He recalls listening to the song on the day that his teacher, Miss Chestnut, came to the house to talk to his mother (p.12)
Naked, published in 1997, is a collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book details Sedaris' life, from his unusual upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, to his booze-and-drug-ridden college years, to his Kerouacian wandering as a young adult. The book became a best-seller and was acclaimed for its wit, dark humor and irreverent tackling of tragic events, including the death of Sedaris' mother.