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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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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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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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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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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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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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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