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Publisher Description

In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz and the National Enquirer, Sedaris's collection of stories and essays is a rollicking tour through the American Zeitgeist: a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tried to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; and in his essays, David Sedaris considers the hazards of rewards of smoking, writing for Giantess magazine, and living with his scrappy brother Paul, aka 'The Rooster'.

With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes and reads stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behaviour. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life - and anything can happen.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
5 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

AnnieCakeFish1987 ,

Not his finest work

From a writer's point of view it is great to know that even David Sedaris started somewhere, however for readers after his famed observational humour, stellar pacing, not-quite-fictions and poignant conclusions, this is not your book. While it does contain Sedaris' brilliant essay about his experience as an Xmas elf at Macy's, much of the book is taken up with fiction that lacks the sparkle of his later work.

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