In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz and the National Enquirer, Sedaris's collection of stories and essays is a rollicking tour through the American Zeitgeist: a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tried to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; and in his essays, David Sedaris considers the hazards of rewards of smoking, writing for Giantess magazine, and living with his scrappy brother Paul, aka 'The Rooster'.
With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes and reads stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behaviour. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life - and anything can happen.
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Sedaris' humble beginnings (contains a spoiler)User Review - Jim G - Borders
Having started my Sedaris infatuation with “Naked,” I vowed to eventually become a Sedaris completist. And—since I like order and sequence—I went back to his publishing beginnings and picked up this ... Read full review
Review: Barrel FeverUser Review - Sara Phelps - Goodreads
Sedaris is always good for a laugh. This one wasn't as "laugh out loud" as Me Talk Pretty, though it kept me turning pages. Read full review