When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris audiobook

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris

Little, Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group 9780316143479
9.06 Hours Unabridged
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“David Sedaris’ ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art,” (Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life—having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds—to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris’ sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from “a writer worth treasuring” (Seattle Times).

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Summary

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

A 2008 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album

“David Sedaris’ ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art,” (Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book.

Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life—having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds—to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris’ sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from “a writer worth treasuring” (Seattle Times).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The new book by renowned gay humorist David Sedaris is even better on CD; Sedaris reads the stories, and his comedic timing adds another layer of wit to the already hilarious prose. L.A. Times
The new book by renowned gay humorist David Sedaris is even better on CD; Sedaris reads the stories, and his comedic timing adds another layer of wit to the already hilarious prose."
“It’s not just that Sedaris’ crisp prose is humorous. What makes his work a consistent joy to read is his deliciously skewed vision of the world, and his deadpan delivery.” Boston Globe
“The preeminent humorist of his generation.” Entertainment Weekly
“Sedaris’ sparkling essays always shimmer.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This latest collection of 22 essays proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he’s also getting better.”  Booklist

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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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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 9.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English