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When You Are Engulfed In Flames
When You Are Engulfed In Flames
Author: David Sedaris
David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life if elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this new book of essays. — Sedaris proceeds from the bizarre conundrums of daily life- the etiquette of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fello...  more »
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ISBN: 185059
Publication Date: 2008
Edition: Unabridged
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I loved this book. But then, I love David Sedaris. I listened to this book in it's unabridged audio book format. I think this is the BEST way to really get the full flavor of Sedaris' humor. That's because David Sedaris reads the books himself on the audio book version. It's almsot like he's sitting in the room talking with you when you listen to the audio book.

Warning when listening in the car however -- beware, there were several times I had to pull over (okay, so I SHOULD have pulled over) because I was just laughing too hard. I had tears in my eyes more than once.

My favorite vignette was his description about how simply replying "d'accord" (I agree) to any question posed to him in Paris lead to some very unusual situations. Oh my gosh -- how does a man end up in his underpants in the waiting room of a doctor's office? Simply say "d'accord" to every question asked.

Sedaris is has a great wry/dry wit and an amazing way of spinning observations we all encounter daily into ironic and humorous stories. I'd recommend this book for anyone who needs a good laugh.
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If you like Sedaris, then this audio CD will be right up your alley. It is read by the author himself, so the sardonic wit is read as he intended it to be.