RaveThe GuardianA humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag. Me Talk Pretty One Day collects tales from both home and abroad, and picks up from where Naked - in which he first introduced his larger-than-life Technicolor family - left off ... While there is an undeniable tang of reheated leftovers, Sedaris writes with the magnificent gusto of the neurotic, who, in overreaching their means, find solace in corkscrew hyperbole ... Sedaris is seriously funny. Too often, though, tender, introspective moments are subordinate to the reflexive tug of the grin. There may be more to life than a smart pay-off line, but for the moment Sedaris\'s autobiographical Chinese whispers continue to take telling tales to sublime heights.