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Sedaris, David

Overview
Works: 143 works in 665 publications in 15 languages and 39,567 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Fiction  Essays  Biography  Christmas stories  Drama  Anecdotes  Film adaptations  Fables  Humorous stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3569.E314, 814.54
Publication Timeline
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Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris( Book )
72 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 4,247 libraries worldwide
Me Talk Pretty One Day contains far more than just the funniest collection of autobiographical essays - it quite well registers as a manifesto about language itself. Wherever there's a straight line, you can be sure that Sedaris lurks beneath the text, making it jagged with laughter; and just where the fault lines fall, he sits mischievously perched at the epicenter of it all
Dress your family in corduroy and denim by David Sedaris( Book )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,655 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 )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,607 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 )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,244 libraries worldwide
The author presents a collection of animal-themed essays
Dress your family in corduroy and denim by David Sedaris( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,756 libraries worldwide
With Dress Your Family in Courduroy and Denim, David Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain, hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy; the gulf of misunderstanding that exists betwen 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( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,562 libraries worldwide
Acclaimed non-fiction author David Sedaris presents a collection of three animal-themed essays. In The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck, a group of complete strangers bitterly discuss the order of things within the animal kingdom. In Hello Kitty, a miserable alcoholic cat attends AA. In The Squirrel and the Chipmunk, two lovers are torn apart by their quarrelling families
Let's explore diabetes with owls essays, etc. by David Sedaris( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,394 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" -- from publisher's web site
Barrel fever : stories and essays by David Sedaris( Book )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
A satirical look at modern culture. In Glen's Homophobia Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, the author parodies the whining of minority groups, Diary of a Smoker tackles the persecution of smokers, and Santaland Diaries describes the author's experiences as a Macy's elf
Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,103 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
Children playing before a statue of Hercules ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 844 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( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
Presents a performance of seven humorous stories, followed by questions from the audience
When you are engulfed in flames by David Sedaris( Book )
44 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 814 libraries worldwide
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, Sedaris' sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated
Barrel fever and other stories by David Sedaris( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 726 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( file )
15 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 595 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
Children playing before a statue of Hercules ( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories, some classic, others impending, selected and introduced by David Sedaris. With this audiobook, a careful listener can discover the truth about loneliness, betrayal, love, and hope
The best American nonrequired reading 2010 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics
NPR road trips ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Meet Colin Angus and Julie Wafael, who spent two years circumnavigating the globe using their hands and feet. Turn on the radio in Katmandu and hear music from the 70s. Learn how robot jockeys are solving a human rights problem in Dubai. (It has to do with camel races.) Get ready for carnival in Rio. And walk through old Beijing before it's demolished for high-rise development. NPR has correspondents all over the world
The best American travel writing ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2013, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
The Santaland diaries and Season's greetings by David Sedaris( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
"THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa's workshop, he becomes battle weary and bitter. Taking consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. This Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill just before his employment runs out. (1 man.) SEASON'S GREETINGS. Another funny, touching-and twisted-monologue about the season. (1 woman.)"--Publisher description
 
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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
סדריס, דייוויד
دیوید سداریس نویسنده آمریکایی
セダリス, デビッド
Languages
English (393)
German (50)
Italian (21)
French (16)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Portuguese (2)
Slovenian (1)
Swedish (1)
Persian (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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