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Holidays on Ice


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ISBN13: 9780316779234
ISBN10: 0316779237
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A new holiday classic from the author of the bestselling Naked and Barrel Fever!

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!


"Christmas laughs old and new from the comedian who made his name with The Santaland Diaries." Library Journal


A new holiday classic — six of the most profound Christmas stories by the author of the bestselling Naked and Barrel Fever — is now in a paperback edition perfect for stocking stuffing.

About the Author

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for Nation Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Naked and Barrel Fever and most recently, Me Talk Pretty One Day. He lives in New York City.

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Waney, December 30, 2012 (view all comments by Waney)
Another wonderful Sedaris read! This one is a collection of stories previously published in his other books, as well as some new ones, all relating to the holidays. David Sedaris is one of the few authors whose works make me laugh out loud.
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Erin Kendrick, January 7, 2011 (view all comments by Erin Kendrick)
I enjoyed "Dress your family in corduroy and denim" much more. The Macy's Christmas Elf story had it's great parts, and the Christmas letter one was a hilarious, though dark, idea. But overall, this didn't have me laughing out loud like "corduroy and denim" did... I think I was hoping for more real life stories than this one provided.
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robinamygordon, December 13, 2006 (view all comments by robinamygordon)
This is a great gift for your slightly bitter relative who doesn't hate the holidays but who maybe laughs heartily when a careless child crashes his forehead into a coffee table. Author David Sedaris excels in the art of self-deprecation and knows how to shed light on the dark corners of the family room. Before wrapping this gift, read "Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol". Mr. Bristol's critical review of a middle school Christmas production should only be read aloud to a friend who shares your same wicked sense of humor. You can also find Holidays on Ice as an audio book.
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Product Details

Sedaris, David
Back Bay Books
Sedaris, David
Boston :
Short Stories (single author)
American - General
Essays (single author)
Form - Essays
Humorous stories, American
Christmas stories
Christmas stories, American
Family -- United States -- Fiction.
Edition Description:
1st Back Bay paperback ed.
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
November 1998
6.99x5.05x.39 in. .26 lbs.

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