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ISBN13: 9780316779982
ISBN10: 0316779989
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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").

No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).

Synopsis:

Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris's most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last-minute coaster or ice scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the backseat of a van or police car. It should be read with your eyes, felt with your heart, and heard only when spoken to. It should, in short, behave much like a book. And, oh, what a book it is!

Synopsis:

This wonderfully subversive holiday gift package reprints Sedaris' deliciously acerbic short story "The Santaland Diaries" and combines it with two equally sardonic Sedaris Christmas classics plus an all-new holiday tale. For everyone who's had enough of the forced good cheer, family madness, and commercial overkill of Christmas, "Holiday on Ice" is the perfect antidote.

About the Author

David Sedaris is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International's "This American Life." He is the author of the books Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Barrel Fever.

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rachelunity, December 29, 2009 (view all comments by rachelunity)
I love David Sedaris. He makes usually annoying foibles interesting, funny, and a joyous part of humanity. I am grateful for his work.
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jsk313, December 8, 2009 (view all comments by jsk313)
A new holiday classic for adults. A truly funny hilarious read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316779982
Author:
Sedaris, David
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
Sedaris, David
Author:
Magnuson, Ann
Author:
Sedaris, Amy
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humorous stories, American
Subject:
Christmas stories, American
Subject:
Family -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Christmas; Childhood memories; Suburban life; Retail industry; Pageants; Family relationships
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
#96-436
Publication Date:
20081008
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
5.625 x 5 x 1 in 0.4 b

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"Synopsis" by , Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris's most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last-minute coaster or ice scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the backseat of a van or police car. It should be read with your eyes, felt with your heart, and heard only when spoken to. It should, in short, behave much like a book. And, oh, what a book it is!
"Synopsis" by , This wonderfully subversive holiday gift package reprints Sedaris' deliciously acerbic short story "The Santaland Diaries" and combines it with two equally sardonic Sedaris Christmas classics plus an all-new holiday tale. For everyone who's had enough of the forced good cheer, family madness, and commercial overkill of Christmas, "Holiday on Ice" is the perfect antidote.
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