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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

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In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. Sedaris's collection of essays and stories 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. 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.

About the Author

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy, Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively though Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in France.

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Ashlyn, August 24, 2009 (view all comments by Ashlyn)
Really funny. Good stories.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316779425
Author:
Sedaris, David
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Barrel Fever
Series Volume:
2419
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
8.30x5.55x.58 in. .43 lbs.

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