When You Are Engulfed in Flames

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames is the sixth essay collection of the famous writer David Sedaris. The book contains 22 essays with different topics and has become an international bestseller.

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  • Karina Velasco
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "David Sedaris is one of my absolute favorite authors and I was so excited to read When You Are Engulfed in Flames. The book is funny, witty, and entertaining. I recommend reading this book around the holiday season and you will not be dissapointed!"
  • Austin Greene
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book has a ton of interesting and comical stories. Very worth the read if you're not familiar with the authors work."
  • Wayne Oliver
    Written on April 30, 2018
    ""David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. 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 essay after essay, 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 essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring""
  • Jordan Rodriguez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Any fan of David Sedaris should get their hands on this collection of his essays. This is his sixth collection and I've enjoyed reading all of them up until now. These are shorter than some of his others, but I think some of his best quality yet."
  • Katherine Weber
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I really enjoyed how this book flowed as though I was reading someone's thoughts. Sedaris is a great thinker in the sense that he picks up on a lot I imagine most people would heed no attention to, and then find some humor in it. The book is not a barrage of laugh out loud moments, but it is a good cache of smiles and Silent chuckles. The only problem I had with it was that a lot of the book is about his life as a gay man. I don't care if anyone is gay and don't consider myself homophobic but when it kept coming up I felt like it was hard to connect with the stories and feel the experiences. Others may not have this problem and Sedaris isn't lewd in any way, so don't be off put. I would say I really liked this book. "
  • Larry Dean
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Wouldn't say it's humorous so I can't say this is the best in that category. It's a memoir of someone's life that doesn't have much humor in it at all."
  • Nancy Bell
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "It's a bit of a wild ride, and I'm still not sure if I'd call it an enjoyable one. Still, Sedaris gave me plenty to think about during these sometimes meandering essays of his, so I guess he achieved his goal in the end."
  • Ángel Velázquez
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "I love laughing and this collection makes it so easy to do so. This is my go-to when I'm feeling a bit down and want to change my mood. "
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