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With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America 's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.David Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, each of which became immediate bestsellers. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. He is the editor of an anthology of stories, , Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His essays appear regularly in Esquire and The New Yorker. Sedaris and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name "The Talent Family" and have written several plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center , and The Drama Department in New York City . These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler's Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatist's Play Service. His recent collection of essays, titled When You Are Engulfed in Flames, was published in June 2008.David Sedaris's original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ. In 2001, David Sedaris became the third recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He was named by Time magazine as "Humorist of the Year" in 2001. David Sedaris was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album ("Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim") and Best Comedy Album ("David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall"). In 2008 the audio version of When You Are Engulfed in Flames was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word

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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays
by David Sedaris
In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer , Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the...
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Categories: All Humor
Ich ein Tag sprechen hübsch: Deutsch von Georg Deggerich und Harry Rowohlt (German Edition)
by David Sedaris
"Nackt" war erst der Anfang - jetzt kommt die Fortsetzung! David Sedaris schreibt hier seinen mit dem Erfolgstitel "Nackt" begonnenen "Roman in autobiographischen Geschichten" fort. Noch einmal wirft der Autor einen Blick zurück in die Kindheit. Wir erleben Davids Vater und dessen Jazz-Leidenschaft, gehen mit Klein David zur...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Holidays on Ice: Deutsch von Harry Rowohlt (German Edition)
by David Sedaris
Die fünf schönsten Geschichten, die David Sedaris zum Thema Weihnachten geschrieben hat! Die Weihnachtszeit kann nervenaufreibend sein, vor allem als Zwerg im größten Kaufhaus der Welt, bei Macy’s. Denn es glaube keiner, dass es nur eine Art von Zwergen gibt ... Aus diesem Stoff sind die kleinen und großen Tragödien, die...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Schöner wird's nicht (German Edition)
by David Sedaris
Dem Alltag wohnt der Wahnwitz inne. David Sedaris weiß das nur zu gut. Das Beste an seinem Leben ist, dass er darüber Buch führt. Er erläutert, wie man sich mit Schallplattenhüllen vor psychopathischen Singvögeln schützt, was modische Herrenaccessoirs über Erektionsstörungen verraten und warum man in Tokio weder Japanisch lernen...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Nachtprogramm (German Edition)
by David Sedaris
Oft kopiert – nie erreicht: Sedaris ist das Original, denn niemand kann die Schrecken des Jungseins und des Familienlebens so haarsträubend komisch und charmant schildern.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
by David Sedaris
A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and...
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Categories: All Humor; Travel
Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father....
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Categories: All Humor; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
by David Sedaris
"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...
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Categories: All Humor
Naked
by David Sedaris
In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently...
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Categories: All Humor
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
by David Sedaris
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of...
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Categories: All Humor
Holidays on Ice
by David Sedaris
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...
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Categories: All Humor
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
by David Sedaris
Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck," three strangers...
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Categories: All Humor; Contemporary Fiction
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
by David Sedaris
A must-have for the fans of the New York Times bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day , David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff. David Sedaris is an exceptional reader. Alone in his apartment, he reads stories aloud to the point he has them memorized. Sometimes he...
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Categories: Classic Fiction
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
by David Sedaris
One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review , New York 's "Vulture", The Week , Bustle, BookRiot David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his...
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Categories: All Humor; All LBGT; Memoirs
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