Barrel Fever and Other Stories by David Sedaris audiobook

Barrel Fever and Other Stories: Stories and Essays

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781609417666

Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. 

Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life and anything can happen. This first collection of David Sedaris' comic stories and essays is performed by the author and his sister Amy Sedaris. The New York Post called this program "a nuclear barrage of humor you could never replicate by reading this material on your own."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Not every page of Barrel Fever will leave you laughing—thank goodness for the droll but manageable table of contents—but still, this is one of those “open at your own risk” books…Wacky writing par excellence: original, acid, and wild.” Los Angeles Times
“Sedaris ekes humor from the blackest of scenarios, peppering his narrative with memorable turns of phrase and repeatedly surprising with his double-edged wit. Just as the reader is convinced by some sharp gem of vituperation, it will turn back and cut its speaker as deeply as its subject.” Publishers Weekly
“Extremely, relentlessly funny.” Booklist
“Throughout the collection, without slapping the reader in the face with a political diatribe, the author skewers our ridiculous fascination with other people’s tedious everyday lives. Life may be banal here, but Sedaris’ take on it is vastly entertaining.” Kirkus Reviews

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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 : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English