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Publisher 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 essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.

GENRE
Humor
RELEASED
2009
May 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

scmoas ,

Well done

Santaland Diaries is the best Christmas story I've ever read.

LamarinSA ,

Barrel Fever

After reading all of David Sedaris‘s other books, I figured I needed to go back and read his first one.

The first half of the chapters are strange stories that Sedaris Road from his twisted mind. The second half is like most of his other books, stories from his life. Like his other books, the second half is very good.

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