written by David Sedaris
Date: March 1997
This Book refers to Polly Wolly Doodle
David writes about what his expectations were before he began work in the apple orchard. He expected that after a lunch break, the farmer would play songs like 'Turkey in the Straw' and 'Polly Wolly Doodle' for the workers. (p. 161)
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.