* A brilliant new collection of essays from the number 1 bestselling writer named by TIME magazine as America's Favorite Humorist* A brilliant new collection of essays from the number 1 bestselling writer named by TIME magazine as America's Favorite HumoristRead Less
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Very Good in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. viii, 323 pp.; 22 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Lower right corners lightly bumped. Stated "First Edition: June 2008." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "'David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art, ' (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from 'a writer worth treasuring' (Seattle Times)."-Publisher.
This guy is so dang funny! I am going to a bookstore to see him on his book tour soon.
May 6, 2010
If you like David Sedaris.....
you'll love this one! Typical DS essays about his everyday life (Hah!), his quirky friends, etc., told in his usual dry style, with just a twist of snide.
Mar 30, 2010
If you like David Sedaris' other work, this one won't disappoint. He just get's funnier and more relate-able with age. Will read it again.
Jan 15, 2010
Standard well wrirtten Sedaris
If you liked "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" you will enjoy this book. Essays are about later period of authors life.
Apr 26, 2009
David Sedaris just gets better with age, like a fine French wine I am sure he can't pronounce! This collection contains my favorite story about spiders, another about creepy presents and of course the tale of quitting smoking in Japan. Only Sedaris would pick a smoker's paradise in which to quit.
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