Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays
In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. Sedaris's collection of essays and stories 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 heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - burnit99 - LibraryThing
A collection of David Sedaris' humor pieces, all wickedly funny and acerbic, but weeks after reading the book, only a few such as "SantaLand Diaries" have still stuck in my mind. Sedaris has no sacred cows, and these stories are not for those inclined to the vapors. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
Okay, this was totally different from "When You are Engulfed in Flames", as the narrators are all random and definitely not Sedaris himself. I found this to be hilarious and creative. I especially love Ami Sedaris reading the suicide note... Excellent for listening to in the car. Read full review