Santaland Diaries

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Little, Brown Book Group, Aug 5, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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Santaland Diaries collects six of David Sedaris's most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last-minute coaster or ice-scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the back seat of a police car. It should be read with your eyes, felt with your heart, and heard only when spoken to. It should, in short, behave much like a book. And oh, what a book it is!

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User Review  - jaygheiser - LibraryThing

Very droll. The title piece is a modern classic. After that, they get increasingly heavy. The final short story, "Christmas Means Giving" was especially dark. A dry and witty commentary on the sillyness and hypocrisy of our Christmas celebration. Read full review

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User Review  - kalobo - LibraryThing

Sedaris' tale of life as a Macy's Christmas elf. I didn't find this as funny as everyone promised. It's obvious it's an early work of his. He is just an observer of people while in his future books ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and his most recent book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls was a Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the New York Times-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Wicked Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in the New Yorker and have twice been included in 'The Best American Essays'. There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into twenty-nine languages.

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