Re­li­ably funny man

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Books - Mark Dapin

if it touches the ground, at which point it’s the wind that did it, not you.

Of Dayles­ford, Vic­to­ria, he writes: The build­ings on the main street were two storeys tall and made of wood, like build­ings in the Old West but brightly painted. . . . Here was the fudgery, the jam­mery, your source for moisturiser. If Dodge City had been founded and main­tained by ho­mo­sex­u­als, this is what it might have looked like.

You read that and know it’s true. Sedaris has no need for in­ven­tion, for ridicu­lous groups that match paral­ysed peo­ple with mon­keys. And that was go­ing to be my last word un­til I Googled ‘‘ Help­ing Hands’’ and up came YouTube videos of mon­keys wash­ing the faces of peo­ple in wheel­chairs.

Author David Sedaris

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