Synopses & Reviews
An unconventional hostess offers a warm and witty guide to the art of entertaining, furnishing a treasury of recipes, helpful advice, and offbeat tips on how to pull off a party with extraordinary flair regardless of the occasion, covering such topics as unique dishes to serve alcoholics, the secrets to a successful children's party, arts and crafts ideas, and more. Simultaneous.
"There's no way around it: Sedaris fans are going to have to buy both her lavishly illustrated book and her audiobook adaptation. No one should be forced to decide between enjoying the visual delights of her kitschy photo-filled book or the aural pleasures of Sedaris's wonderfully exuberant narration. The rubber-faced comedienne proves equally limber vocally with her quicksilver changes from perfect deadpan to goofy dialects. The jaunty musical score and quirky sound effects enhance the production and complement her narration. Sedaris sounds like she's throwing a party in the studio and listeners would be foolish not to RSVP. The fourth disc contains a PDF file with all 76 recipes for her '15-minute meals in 20 minutes,' which were read aloud on the previous discs, in addition to 70 more 'Jackpot Recipes.' A truly delightful audiobook. Simultaneous release with the Warner hardcover (Reviews, July 17). (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
An entertaining look at entertaining--from the straightforward to the bizarre--is delivered by America's most delightfully unconventional hostess. Abridged. 5 CDs.