Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris audiobook

Holidays on Ice

By David Sedaris
Read by  David Sedaris
Featuring  Ann Magnuson and
Amy Sedaris

Grand Central Publishing 9780316779982
4.32 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781600244889

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David Sedaris’ beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never-before-published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy’s elf and the annals of two very competitive families are Sedaris’ tales of tardy trick-or-treaters, the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French, what to do when you’ve been locked out in a snowstorm, the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations, what Halloween at the medical examiner’s looks like, and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry. This collection includes: “Us and Them” “Jesus Shaves” “Let It Snow” “Six to Eight Black Men” “The Monster Mash” “Cow and Turkey”

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

David Sedaris’ beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never-before-published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy’s elf and the annals of two very competitive families are Sedaris’ tales of tardy trick-or-treaters, the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French, what to do when you’ve been locked out in a snowstorm, the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations, what Halloween at the medical examiner’s looks like, and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry.

This collection includes:

  • “Us and Them”
  • “Jesus Shaves”
  • “Let It Snow”
  • “Six to Eight Black Men”
  • “The Monster Mash”
  • “Cow and Turkey”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"...Sedaris has as much fun as is humanly (or elfishly) possible in his behind-the-scenes look at this particularly American tradition of sitting on Santa's lap and asking for stuff...Part of the fun is hearing the reaction of the New Yorkers who have to wait in line, pay for Santa photos, and generally go mad in the Christmas frenzy that Macy's embodies. And Sedaris, never quite who he seems to be, has the nasty tone of his commentary down perfectly. The News and Advance
Holidays on Ice now returns with a full bounty of entertaining stories at a remarkable low price. The six stories not in the original edition include tales about Halloween, secret Santas, and the difficulties of explaining the Rabbit of Easter to the French. Buy it; you deserve a laugh.” Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
“Christmas tales sure to please readers new to humorist, playwright, and NPR commentator Sedaris.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] satisfying sampler.” New York Times Book Review
“As always, Sedaris’ best work is his sharply observed nonfiction, notably in ‘Dinah, the Christmas Whore,’ the tale of a memorable Christmas during which the young Sedaris learns to see his family in a new light. Worth the price of the book alone is the hilarious ‘SantaLand Diaries,’ Sedaris’ chronicle of his time working as an elf at Macys…Along the way, he paints a funny and sad portrait of the way the countless parents who pass through SantaLand are too busy creating an Experience to really pay attention to their children. In a sly way, it carries a holiday message all its own. Read it aloud to the adults after the kids have gone to bed.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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Author

Author Bio: David Sedaris

Author Bio: David Sedaris

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively through Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in England.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 4.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English