One Day

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Ah! My first David Sedaris read--not counting the weird Squirrel book--and I finally understand what all the fuss is about. The humor is so good it's mesmerizing. I'm in awe of his ability to make ordinary life sparkle through such rich narration.

There is no mundane task that Sedaris cannot do without dazzling the reader. Anything and everything is cause for social commentary and uproarious observation. From learning to play the guitar to going to the movies to an unusually large turd floating in the toilet, he finds opportunity to poke fun at the world, poke fun at himself, and combine various events into unforgettable knee-slapping comedy.

Truly a landmark, I totally get why this book continues to endure nearly 20 years later. It is an instant-classic that belongs just behind Mark Twain, if not--dare I say--in front.

After one day together – July 15th, 1988, their University graduation from the University of Edinburgh – Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.
Expand text… For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dexter and Emma through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.

Один день Дэвида Николса

Главные герои – Эмма Морли и Декстер Мэйхью – выпускники Эдинбургского университета, познакомившись 15 июля, провели вместе ночь и день, а после разъехались. Девушка подалась в Лондон, парень – в Париж. Проведя незабываемое время, они дали обещание встречаться каждый год на день их знакомства, не важно, в каком уголке мира не находились бы, и чем бы ни занимались. С тех пор их жизнь, похожая и одновременно разная, преподносила им новые знакомства, ошибки и радости, взлёты и падения. И сдержав данное давным-давно обещание, молодые люди обязательно, каждый год, в назначенный день мчатся навстречу друг к другу. И пройдет несколько лет, прежде чем они поймут, наконец, что не могут жить друг без друга.

Исполнитель: Anna Bentinck
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