Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris's 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's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the... show more
David Sedaris's 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's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).
Publish date: October 20th 2010
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 166
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Short Stories
Veronica needed some “Santaland Diaries” and then I was supposed to take the book back to the library, but Santaland sounded really appealing so I read the whole thing again. This is my favorite Sedaris. “Six to Eight Black Men” is battling “Santaland” for favorite xmas anecdote, and “Jesus Shaves” ...
It is hard to pick one set of stars for a book that is full of different essays. I would give some of the essays 4 stars, others 3, and maybe even some 2s. If I look at the book as a whole, I liked it. There are a few stories that stick out -- like Santaland Diaries (about Sedaris' stint as an Elf a...
I've been hearing about how hilarious David Sedaris is for years, had a couple of his books on my shelves that have been sitting untouched for awhile now so I decided to finally crack 'em open. This is the first of his works I've read. I found some stories humorous, others just flat out disturbing (...
Definitely the funniest book I've ever read as I don't know if I've laughed out loud reading a book before. The first half of the book was far better than the second half in my opinion. "SantaLand Diaries," about being an elf for those mall family portraits, was the longest story but absolutely wort...
Mr. Sedaris, you are a riot.
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