"We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers ... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
All this had been rounded up the night before, in a frenzy of high-speed driving all over Los Angeles County--from Topanga to Watts, we picked up everything we could get our hands on. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can."
Beyond classic excerpt from the opening pages of this amazing book.
Now this might be cheating, but technically I am not reading this book, as I have the audio of it. Now while I wouldn't count it most of the time, reading the books vs. hearing David Sedaris read them himself. It is like night and day, his inflection, tone, and voice parodies give the story a much more personal depth to them. So far the one making me laugh out loud the most is Town and Country. I've listened to a ton of his other books, read Naked thanks to my quirky mother, but the rest I have listened to.