Essays to feaure: * David Sedaris's brief and painful encounter with the most popular guy in junior high school. * 'The Rooster' in a tux and other unsavory animal tales from David's brother's wedding. * David Sedaris on the differences between love in movies and love in real life. * David Sedaris on his brutally frank neighbor, a 75-year-old ...
Essays to feaure: * David Sedaris's brief and painful encounter with the most popular guy in junior high school. * 'The Rooster' in a tux and other unsavory animal tales from David's brother's wedding. * David Sedaris on the differences between love in movies and love in real life. * David Sedaris on his brutally frank neighbor, a 75-year-old woman named Rocky who is given to outbursts like, 'I'll kick you up the ass so hard I'll lose my shoe!' No one renders the pathos, chaos, and impossible variety of daily encounters like David Sedaris. On every subject, he is bruisingly painful and tenderly affectionate. Sedaris is a unique voice in American writing, and this new collection will be eagerly anticipated by his ever-growing crowd of devoted readers.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Gift inscription (NOT from the author) on fep. Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain: hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy; the gulf of misunderstanding that exists between people of different nations or members of the same family; and the poignant divide between one's best hopes and most common deeds. From Wikipedia: "David Raymond Sedaris (born December 26, 1956) is an American Grammy Award-nominated humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. He was publicly recognized 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. His next five 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), became New York Times Best Sellers. In 2010, he released a collection of stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. In 2013, Sedaris released his latest collection of essays, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. By 2008, his books had sold seven million copies. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and often concerns his family life, his middle-class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, his Greek heritage, jobs, education, drug use, and obsessive behaviors, and his life in France, London, and the English South Downs. Sedaris was born in Binghamton, New York, to Lou, an IBM engineer, and Sharon (nee Leonard) Sedaris and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is of Greek descent on his father's side. His mother was Protestant and his father is Greek Orthodox. Sedaris was raised in a suburb of Raleigh and is the second child of six. In his teens and twenties, he dabbled in visual and performance art. He describes his lack of success in several of his essays. After graduating from Jesse O. Sanderson High School in Raleigh, Sedaris briefly attended Western Carolina University before transferring to and dropping out of Kent State University in 1977. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1983 and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. While working odd jobs across Raleigh, Chicago, and New York City, Sedaris was discovered in a Chicago club by radio host Ira Glass; Sedaris was reading a diary he has kept since 1977. Glass asked him to appear on his weekly local program, The Wild Room. Sedaris said, "I owe everything to Ira...My life just changed completely, like someone waved a magic wand." Sedaris' success on The Wild Room led to his National Public Radio debut on December 23, 1992, when he read a radio essay on Morning Edition titled "SantaLand Diaries", which described his purported experiences as an elf at Macy's department store during Christmas in New York. "SantaLand Diaries" was a success with listeners, and made Sedaris what The New York Times called "a minor phenomenon". He began recording a monthly segment for NPR based on his diary entries, edited and produced by Glass, and signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown and Company. In 1993, Sedaris told The New York Times he was publishing his first book, a collection of stories and essays, and had 70 pages written of his second book, a novel "about a man who keeps a diary and whom Mr. Sedaris described as 'not me, but a lot like me'". In 1994, Sedaris published Barrel Fever, a collection of stories and essays. He became a frequent contributor when Glass began a weekly hour-long PRI/Chicago Public Radio show, This American Life, in 1995. Sedaris began writing essays for Esquire and The New Yorker. In 1997, he published another collection of essays. He wrote his next book, Me Talk Pretty One Day, mostly in France over seven months and published it in 2000 to "practically unanimous rave reviews". For that book, Sedaris won the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor. In April 2001, Variety reported Sedaris had sold the Me Talk Pretty One Day film rights to director Wayne Wang...
Fine. Book. Signed by Author(s) Shelf 515 Bright, colorful cpvers; signed by author; clean, tight and appear unread; card laid in with author signature and inscription also; No previous owner name, no underlining, not ex library, not price clipped, not a remainder, not a book club copy.
Near Fine in J New jacket. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED on title page by the author. Book is perfect in every way--square, solid, with DJ in protactive mylar Brodart cover--you'll trumpet like a bull elephant once this book arrives at your door! ! ! NOTE: VERY light evidence of handling to the page sides, and the word MAG written in small letters on the FFEP.
Near Fine in J New jacket. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED on title page by the author. Book is perfect in every way--square, solid, with DJ in protactive mylar Brodart cover--you'll trumpet like a bull elephant once this book arrives at your door! ! ! NOTE: Light evidence of handling to the page sides.
Fine. 0316143464 Signed 1st edition, 1st printing, Little Brown and Co. hardcover w/ DJ, 2004. Book is Fine, w/ clean text, binding so tight it seems to have never been read. DJ is Near Fine to Fine, w/ slightest bit of edge/shelf wear (no tears or chips); "autographed at Books Inc" sticker on front panel. Signed by author on title page. Free delivery confirmation.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good+ dustjacket. Stated First Edition. SIGNED by author to the title page. Normal shelfwear to the dustjacket including slight creasing along the length of the head; slight creasing to the foot of the spine. Scattered smudging to the dustjacket. Previous owner's name, in black pen, to the head of the front free endpaper. Dogearring to page 13. Otherwise, pages and text are clean and bright. Overall, an attractive copy. 257 pp.
Fine in J Fine jacket. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED on title page by the author. Book is perfect in every way--square, solid, with DJ in protactive mylar Brodart cover--you'll trumpet like a bull elephant once this book arrives at your door! ! ! Signed: I Signed by Author.
Fine in Fine jacket. 0316143464 First Print. Signed by the author on the title page. NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Complete # line 10987654321.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0316143464. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Some wrinkles on edges of d/j. Inscribed by author to previous owner on title page. Chop-stamp (in what appears to be sanskrit) used on title page.; 8.50 X 5.60 X 1 inches; 272 pages.
This book surprised my wife .She has never heard me laugh out loud EVER ,while reading.I shall read more of Mr. Seadris' work in the future.I suggest if you have not read any of his work,do so A.S.A.P. VERY FUNNY STUFF!!!
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