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Title:
Barrel fever and other stories
Author:
Sedaris, David.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Time Warner Audiobooks, [2001, 1998]

â„—2001, 1998
Physical Description:
3 audio discs (3 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A collection of stories and essays that target the ridiculous nature of human behavior.
General Note:
Compact discs.

Abridged.
Language:
English
Contents:
Essays: Drag -- Giantess -- The curly kind -- You can't kill the rooster -- Stories: Parade -- The last you'll hear from me -- Glen's homophobia newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2 -- Barrel fever -- Don's story -- Golden moments: Man is spirit -- Tattletale.
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ISBN:
9781586212216
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

David Sedaris was born in Binghamton, New York on December 26, 1956, but he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of North Carolina. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. He is a popular radio commentator, essayist, and short story writer. He held many part-time and odd jobs before getting a job reading excerpts from his diaries on National Public Radio in 1992.

His first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, was published in 1994. His other works include Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, and Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). Me Talk Pretty One Day won the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2001. He has also written several plays with his sister Amy Sedaris including Stump the Host, Stitches, and The Little Frieda Mysteries. In 2014 her title, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography) David Sedaris recently moved from New York to Paris. Raised in North Carolina, he has worked as a housecleaner &, most famously, as a part-time elf for Macy's. Several of his plays have been produced, & he is a regular contributor to Public Radio International's "This American Life." His essays have been featured in "The New Yorker", "Harper's", & "Esquire". He is the author of the books "Barrel Fever", "Naked", & "Holidays on Ice".

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