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9781549160752

The best of me

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Unabridged.

For more than 25 years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to hear without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler’s lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say “give it to me” in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird. But if all you expect to find in Sedaris’s work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In this audiobook, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms - at long last - with the other. 

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781549160752
  • ISBN: 1549160753
  • ISBN: 9781549107429
  • Physical Description: 12 audio discs (approximately 13 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Hachette Audio, a division of Hachette Book Group, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Unabridged.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
For more than 25 years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to hear without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler’s lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say “give it to me” in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird. But if all you expect to find in Sedaris’s work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In this audiobook, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms - at long last - with the other.
Subject: Sedaris, David
American wit and humor.
Humorous stories.
Essays.
Audiobooks.
Talking books.
HUMOR / Form / Essays.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Siblings.
Genre: Essays.
Humorous fiction.
Audiobooks.
Talking books.


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