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When you are engulfed in flames

Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: New York, NY : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Back Bay trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sedaris
ISBN: 0316154687 9780316154680
OCLC Number: 297206718
Notes: Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, 2008.
Description: xii, 323 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: It's catching --
Keeping up --
The understudy --
This old house --
Buddy, can you spare a tie? --
Road trips --
What I learned --
That's amore --
The monster mash --
In the waiting room --
Solution to Saturday's puzzle --
Adult figures charging toward a concrete toadstool --
Memento mori --
All the beauty you will ever need --
Town and country --
Aerial --
The man in the hut --
Of mice and men --
April in Paris --
Crybaby --
Old Faithful --
The smoking section.
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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.

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