written by David Sedaris
Date: March 1997
This Book refers to Up, Up and Away
David Sedaris talks about compulsively listening to this song as he rocked on his bed. (p. 22)
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.