When You are Engulfed in Flames

Sedaris, David

9780316143479

ISBN 10: 0316143472 / 0-316-14347-2
ISBN 13: 9780316143479
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:

David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this new book of stories.

Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life - the etiquette of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger or how to soundproof your windows with LP covers against neurotic songbirds - to the most deeply resonant human truths. Taking in the parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo and the purchase of a human skeleton, and culminating in a brilliant account of his attempt to quit smoking - in Tokyo - David Sedaris's sixth story collection is a fresh masterpiece of comic writing.


Review:
There are pages in this short story collection that made me giggle so violently that my lungs hurt ( THE TIMES)

He has a lovely, sinuous way of writing, saving the gag until you've forgotten you were expecting one. ( SUNDAY TIMES)

Good stuff ( SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

A humourist in the Woody Allen mould ( INDEPENDENT)

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Review:
* A brilliant new collection of stories from the number 1 bestselling writer named by TIME magazine as America's Favorite Humorist

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Book Description: Little, Brown. 1 Cloth(s), 2008. hard. Book Condition: New. In essay after essay, David Sedaris's sixth collection of drop-dead funny 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."When it comes to fashioning the sardonic wisecrack, the humiliating circumstance, and the absurdist fantasy, there's nobody better. This latest collection of 22 essays proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he's also getting better. True, the terrain is familiar. The essays 'Old Faithful' and 'That's Amore' again feature Sedaris's overly competent boyfriend, Hugh. And nutty sister Amy can be found leafing through bestial pornography in 'Town and Country.' Present also are Sedaris's favored topics: death, compulsion, unwanted sexual advances, corporal decay, and more death. Nevertheless, Sedaris's best stuff will still—after all this time—move, surprise, and entertain."—Booklist 323. Bookseller Inventory # 44379

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