Search Results: "David Sedaris"


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WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES by David Sedaris
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2008

"Just when Sedaris seems to have disappeared down the rabbit hole of ironic introspection, he delivers a cracking blow of insight that leaves you reeling."
Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris (Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, 2004, etc.) defies the odds once again by delivering an intelligent take on the banalities of an absurd life. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Naughty good fun from an impossibly sardonic rogue, quickly rising to Twainian stature."
The undisputed champion of the self-conscious and the self-deprecating returns with yet more autobiographical gems from his apparently inexhaustible cache (Naked, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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NAKED by David Sedaris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 1997

In this collection of essays, playwright and NPR commentator Sedaris tops his anarchically hilarious miscellany Barrel Fever (1994) by inventing a new genre: autobiography as fun-house mirror. Read full book review >

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THEFT BY FINDING by David Sedaris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2017

"A surprisingly poignant portrait of the artist as a young to middle-aged man."
Raw glimpses of the humorist's personal life as he clambered from starving artist to household name. Read full book review >

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DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM by David Sedaris
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Sedaris's sense of life's absurdity is on full, fine display, as is his emotional body armor. Fortunately, he has plenty of both."
Known for his self-deprecating wit and the harmlessly eccentric antics of his family, Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day, 2000, etc.) can also pinch until it hurts in this collection of autobiographical vignettes. Read full book review >

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LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS by David Sedaris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"Those who have followed Sedaris through the years will find plenty to enjoy, though not much in the way of surprise or revelation."
A more varied and less consistent essay collection from the noted humorist. Read full book review >

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BARREL FEVER by David Sedaris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"Life may be banal here, but Sedaris's take on it is vastly entertaining. (Author tour)"
NPR storyteller Sedaris chronicles a society slightly removed from the mainstream and characters who don't quite fit in with the masses. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

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Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >