A Carnival of Snackery

    • 4.2 • 120 Ratings
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    • $14.99

Publisher Description

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
Finalist for the Audie Award in Humor

There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mas­tered it.

 
If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two men on the street, pedestrians being whacked over the head or gathering to watch as a man considers leap­ing to his death. There’s a dirty joke shared at a book signing, then a dirtier one told at a dinner party—lots of jokes here. Plenty of laughs.
 
These diaries remind you that you once really hated George W. Bush, and that not too long ago, Donald Trump was just a harm­less laughingstock, at least on French TV. Time marches on, and Sedaris, at his desk or on planes, in hotel dining rooms and odd Japanese inns, records it. The entries here reflect an ever-changing background—new administrations, new restrictions on speech and conduct. What you can say at the start of the book, you can’t by the end. At its best, A Carnival of Snackery is a sort of sampler: the bitter and the sweet. Some entries are just what you wanted. Others you might want to spit discreetly into a napkin.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
DS
David Sedaris
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
17:08
hr min
RELEASED
2021
October 5
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
SIZE
855.7
MB

Customer Reviews

LookingForBetterBooks88 ,

Why didn’t he read it all?? :(

I ADORE Sedaris and listening to him read his work is the best part. I was so disappointed that so much of the boom was read by Tracy :(

JT7474 ,

Jtrev

David Sadaris is wonderful.
Next thought, next observation,
next tale of whatever he sees.
I love his writing!
And he makes me laugh and feel entertained...every time.

ahk.me ,

I’m left feeling a bit annoyed

Understanding that every other book he has ever written has been my favorite, I’ve always admired the authors point of view, and that his sexuality and politics were the least interesting things about him. Unfortunately, that’s all that was in this book, along with so many very disgusting references to pedophilia. It was tiresome, and it wasn’t good. It’s hard to write a negative review about someone whom you’ve traveled so many times to see, but I guess I’m just over it. Have I changed, or has he?

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