Score: 4.5
From 717 Ratings

Me Talk Pretty One Day


  • Author: David Sedaris
  • Release Date : 2009-05-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • File Size: 2633890 Bytes


A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar...

Me Talk Pretty One Day
Score: 3.5
From 3,630 Ratings

Me Talk Pretty One Day


  • Author : David Sedaris
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316073652


Me Talk Pretty One Day Book Description :

A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar...

Holidays on Ice
Score: 3
From 3,289 Ratings

Holidays on Ice


  • Author : David Sedaris
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2009-05-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316073636


Holidays on Ice Book Description :

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey"). No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has b...

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Score: 4
From 116 Ratings

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim


  • Author : David Sedaris
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0759511217


Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Book Description :

David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives -- a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today....

Barrel Fever
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings

Barrel Fever


  • Author : David Sedaris
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2009-05-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316031658


Barrel Fever Book Description :

In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. David Sedaris made his debut on NPR's Morning Edition with "SantaLand Diaries", recounting his strange-but-true experiences as an elf at Macy's, and soon became one of the show's most popular commentators. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and...

Naked
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Naked


  • Author : David Sedaris
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316073622


Naked Book Description :

In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. Th...

If You Knew Then What I Know Now
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

If You Knew Then What I Know Now


  • Author : Ryan Van Meter
  • Publisher : Sarabande Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-05
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936747405


If You Knew Then What I Know Now Book Description :

The acclaimed author explores his path from closeted child to out-and-proud adult in this deeply personal collection of fourteen linked essays. “[A] moving debut. . . . Thanks to Van Meter’s honesty, essays on his own childhood, identity, and love have a profoundly universal appeal.” —Publishers Weekly The middle American coming-of-age has found new life in Ryan Van Meter’s coming-out, made as strange as it is familiar by acknowledging the role played by gender and sexuality. In fourteen linked essays, If You Knew Then What I Know Now reinvents the memoir with all-encompassing empathy—for bully and bullied alike. This deft collection maps the unremarkable yet savage landscapes of childhood with compassion and precision, allowing awkwardne...

When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Score: 3.5
From 3,941 Ratings

When You Are Engulfed in Flames


  • Author : David Sedaris
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316032514


When You Are Engulfed in Flames Book Description :

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply re...

Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls
Score: 3.5
From 86 Ratings

Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls


  • Author : David Sedaris
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316125680


Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls Book Description :

A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" (Washington Post)....

Empty the Pews

Empty the Pews


  • Author : Chrissy Stroop
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1946093076


Empty the Pews Book Description :

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