When You Are Engulfed in Flames

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Audiobook CD - 2008
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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. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life's most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, p2008
ISBN: 9781600241826
Branch Call Number: 814.54 Se27w 2008 CD
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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AL_ALICIA Aug 25, 2016

This isn't my favorite Sedaris book, but his witty humor always makes me laugh. This audiobook was good company on a very long flight across the Pacific.

Jan 11, 2015

Good book, kept my interest for 10 hours of driving, well done!

Sep 12, 2013

Consistently great, Sedaris does it again with this group of essays encompassing his skillful wit, humor, and emotion. It is such a joy to hear Sedaris read his own work, as he animates the text like no other, making one feel as if he is telling the story just for you. Definitely recommend.

Jun 29, 2011

Be very, VERY careful where you listen to this. In the privacy of your own home or car - go for it. Walking down the street or on the bus through headphones - be careful, you run the risk of either choking from trying to not laugh, or get some strange looks for laughing like a loon for no apparent reason.

Jun 28, 2011

It's David Sedaris reading his own essays. They're funny, sometimes sweet, mostly witty and intelligent. It's pretty much what you would expect; fortunately, that's pretty darned good.


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Sep 12, 2013

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