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Sedaris, David

Overview
Works: 192 works in 1,011 publications in 18 languages and 48,421 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Essays  Short stories  Fiction  Biography  Humorous fiction  Diaries  Anecdotes  Fables  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Artist
Classifications: PS3569.E314, 814.54
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Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris( Book )

74 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 4,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Sedaris's new collection, Me Talk Pretty One Day, tells a most unconventional life story. It begins with a North Carolina childhood filled with speech-therapy classes ("There was the lisp, of course, but more troubling than that was my voice itself, with its excitable tone and high, girlish pitch") and unwanted guitar lessons taught by a midget. From budding performance artist ("The only crimp in my plan was that I seemed to have no talent whatsoever") to "clearly unqualified" writing teacher in Chicago, Sedaris's career leads him to New York (the sky's-the-limit field of furniture moving) and eventually, of all places, France. Sedaris's move to Paris poses a number of challenges, chief among them his inability to speak the language. Arriving a "spooky man-child" capable of communicating only through nouns, he undertakes language instruction that leads him ever deeper into cultural confusion. Whether describing the Easter bunny to puzzled classmates, savoring movies in translation (It is Necessary to save the Soldier Ryan), or watching a group of men play soccer with a cow, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other--"Original, acid, and wild," said the Los Angeles Times--to every unforgettable encounter."--Jacket
Dress your family in corduroy and denim by David Sedaris( Book )

51 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of essays, the Rooster gets married at an uproarious wedding, an estrangement occurs over a rubber vs. plastic debate, and the author gets the upper hand during a slumber party game of strip poker
Holidays on ice by David Sedaris( Book )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A best-selling classic features six additional works on the joys and embarrassments of favorite holidays, in a volume that includes tales of tardy trick-or-treaters, the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to another culture, and a barnyard Secret Santa scheme gone awry
Squirrel seeks chipmunk : a modest bestiary by David Sedaris( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents a collection of animal-themed essays
Dress your family in corduroy and denim by David Sedaris( Recording )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain, hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy; the gulf of misunderstanding that exists between people of different nations or members of the same family; and the poignant divide between one's best hopes and most common deeds
Squirrel seeks chipmunk by David Sedaris( Recording )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed non-fiction author David Sedaris presents a collection of animal-themed essays
Let's explore diabetes with owls : essays, etc. by David Sedaris( Recording )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten"--Publisher's web site
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel by George Saunders( Recording )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory, where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state, called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul
Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris( Recording )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative nonfiction writer David Sedaris presents a humorous, yet touching collection of personal essays. As featured in The New Yorker and Esquire as well as read aloud on National Public Radio, this collection relates to listeners Sedaris' fascinatingly funny life story, delivered with his signature deadpan style
When you are engulfed in flames by David Sedaris( Book )

52 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life's most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated.--From publisher description
Children playing before a statue of Hercules by David Sedaris( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of contemporary and classical short fiction works includes pieces by such writers as Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, and Joyce Carol Oates
David Sedaris live at Carnegie Hall by David Sedaris( Recording )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a performance of seven humorous stories, followed by questions from the audience
Barrel fever and other stories by David Sedaris( Recording )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories and essays that target the ridiculous nature of human behavior
When you are engulfed in flames by David Sedaris( )

20 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 this remarkable new volume, 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's sixth collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring" (Seattle times)
Live for your listening pleasure by David Sedaris( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Sedaris tells story after humorous story, always pulling laughs from his audience. This short collection of memoir-esque stories, which includes a conversation between a cat and a baboon, his experiences on a book tour, and entries from his diary, will keep you laughing
Do I sound gay?( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about "sounding gay". Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people, both gay and straight, often wish for a different voice. What starts as a personal journey becomes a chance to unpack layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem
The best American essays 2015( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
The best American nonrequired reading 2010( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics
Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris( Book )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences
Holidays on ice by David Sedaris( Recording )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sedaris skewers the absurd conventions and contrivances of the holiday season, to hilarious effect. Special guest Ann Magnuson performs "Merry Christmas to our friends and family," and Amy Sedaris also peppers the stories with comical characters
 
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Alternative Names
David Sedaris Amerikaans schrijver

David Sedaris amerikansk författare

David Sedaris amerikansk skribent

David Sedaris écrivain américain

David Sedaris umorista e scrittore statunitense

David Sedaris US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

דיויד סדאריס

סדריס, דייוויד

دیوید سداریس نویسنده آمریکایی

세다리스, 데이비드 1956-

세다리스, 데이빗 1956-

セダリス, デビッド

大衛·塞德里

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