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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 been called "one of the funniest writers alive" ("Economist"")."
"He's the best there is." -- People "A joy to read...Sedaris is a connoisseur of human nature at its worst." -- Boston Globe "Sedaris is certainly worthy of hero worship...He is a master pathfinder." -- Charlotte Observer "A writer comparable to Mark Twain or James Thurber. You have to go back a ways to find someone to compare David Sedaris with; his talent is so huge it just doesn't come around that often." -- Raleigh News & Observer
ISBN: 9780316078917 ISBN-10: 0316078913 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 176 Published: 20th October 2010 Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.12
About the Author
Sedaris came to prominence in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay SantaLand Diaries. He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994.
Each of his four subsequent essay collections, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008) have become New York Times Best Sellers.
As of 2008, his books have collectively sold seven million copies. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, Greek heritage, various jobs, education, drug use, homosexuality, and his life in France with his partner, Hugh Hamrick.