Written & audio performed by David Sedaris
- Unabridged Fiction - 8 COMPACT DISCS
- 9 hours
Publisher, Hachette Audio (June 2008)
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2009 Audie Award-Winner in the 'Narration by the Author or Authors' Category
“Sedaris’ sparkling essays always shimmer even more brightly when read aloud by the author. And his expert timing, mimicry and droll asides are never more polished than during live performances in front of an audience. Happily, four of the 22 new pieces are live recordings and listeners can hear Sedaris’ energy increase from the roaring, rolling laughter of the appreciative audience.” —Publishers Weekly
Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. Of course, this audiobook features Sedaris reading in his inimitable voice, with four live performances recorded before audiences. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from his mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, Sedaris uses life's most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny (and never before published) account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris' sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated.
About the Author: David Sedaris lives in France and England. Raised in North Carolina, he has worked as a housecleaner and, most famously, as a part-time elf for Macy's. Several of his plays have been produced, and he is a regular contributor to Esquire and Public Radio International's "This American Life." His essays have been featured in The New Yorker and Harper's. He is the author of the books Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, and Me Talk Pretty One Day.