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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).

Praise for When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris...defies the odds once again by delivering an intelligent take on the banalities of an absurd life. --Kirkus Reviews

This latest collection proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he's also getting better....Sedaris's best stuff will still--after all this time--move, surprise, and entertain. --Booklist

Table of Contents:

It's Catching

Keeping Up

The Understudy

This Old House

Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?

Road Trips

What I Learned

That's Amore

The Monster Mash

In the Waiting Room

Solutions to Saturday's Puzzle

Adult Figures Charging Toward a Concrete Toadstool

Memento Mori

All the Beauty You Will Ever Need

Town and Country

Aerial

The Man in the Hut

Of Mice and Men

April in Paris

Crybaby

Old Faithful

The Smoking Section

Synopsis:

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).

Praise for When You Are Engulfed in Flames:

Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris...defies the odds once again by delivering an intelligent take on the banalities of an absurd life. --Kirkus Reviews

This latest collection proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he's also getting better....Sedaris's best stuff will still--after all this time--move, surprise, and entertain. --Booklist

Table of Contents:

It's Catching

Keeping Up

The Understudy

This Old House

Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?

Road Trips

What I Learned

That's Amore

The Monster Mash

In the Waiting Room

Solutions to Saturday's Puzzle

Adult Figures Charging Toward aConcrete Toadstool

Memento Mori

All the Beauty You Will Ever Need

Town and Country

Aerial

The Man in the Hut

Of Mice and Men

April in Paris

Crybaby

Old Faithful

The Smoking Section

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Melissa Carley, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Melissa Carley)
I would have to say the David Sedaris is probably one of the best writers of the century. I wait in anticipation every time I here about a new book coming out and I have read all of his books and plays and I love them all.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316024594
Author:
Sedaris, David
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Sedaris, David
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
502
Dimensions:
8.26x6.02x1.39 in. .97 lbs.

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Product details 502 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316024594 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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).

Praise for When You Are Engulfed in Flames:

Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris...defies the odds once again by delivering an intelligent take on the banalities of an absurd life. --Kirkus Reviews

This latest collection proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he's also getting better....Sedaris's best stuff will still--after all this time--move, surprise, and entertain. --Booklist

Table of Contents:

It's Catching

Keeping Up

The Understudy

This Old House

Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?

Road Trips

What I Learned

That's Amore

The Monster Mash

In the Waiting Room

Solutions to Saturday's Puzzle

Adult Figures Charging Toward aConcrete Toadstool

Memento Mori

All the Beauty You Will Ever Need

Town and Country

Aerial

The Man in the Hut

Of Mice and Men

April in Paris

Crybaby

Old Faithful

The Smoking Section

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