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When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Paperback)

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    "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.
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"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 his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris 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, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring" (Seattle Times).

Praise for When You Are Engulfed in Flames:

"Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris...defies the odds once again by delivering an intelligent take on the banalities of an absurd life." --Kirkus Reviews

This latest collection proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he's also getting better....Sedaris's best stuff will still--after all this time--move, surprise, and entertain." --Booklist

Table of Contents:

It's Catching
Keeping Up
The Understudy
This Old House
Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?
Road Trips
What I Learned
That's Amore
The Monster Mash
In the Waiting Room
Solutions to Saturday's Puzzle
Adult Figures Charging Toward a Concrete Toadstool
Memento Mori
All the Beauty You Will Ever Need
Town a...

David Sedaris is the author of the books Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International's "This American Life."

Author:
Sedaris, David
Genre:
HUMOR / Form / Essays
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
323
Language:
English
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Publish Date:
06/02/2009
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9780316154680
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.64 lb
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  • surpassed expectations

    I'm always hesistant of buying anything used even if the price is better. However, my book arrived quickly and in great condition. Thanks so much for that!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • aaaaah its okay

    David Sedaris is a medicocre writer and his stories are all over the place. You dont know where he is going with his stories and when you get to the end your just confused. And you just asked yourself "what was the point?" He has a sense of humor and there were a few parts where I chuckled, and that is the only reason it got 3 stars from me.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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