What are the best books by David Sedaris?

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    #1When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    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!"
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    #2Me Talk Pretty One Day

    Me Talk Pretty One Day
    Me Talk Pretty One Day is comedian and author David Sedaris' book containing snippets from his life, particularly his move to Paris and his experience of learning French from a teacher who did not like their sessions.

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    Dennis Pearson
    Written on April 15, 2018
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    Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview-a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A tart-tongued mother does dead-on imitations of her young son's nervous tics, to the great amusement of his teachers; a stint of Kerouackian wandering is undertaken (of course!) with a quadriplegic companion; a family gathers for a wedding in the face of imminent death. Through it all is Sedaris's unmistakable voice, without doubt one of the freshest in American writing.


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    Joseph Medina
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This one was kind of hard for me to read. It was very deep and it took a lot of thinking on my part to understand it. "
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    #4Santaland Diaries

    Santaland Diaries

    Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris is a humorous novel originally published in 1999. This essay book tells the story of Sedaris as a Christmas elf in Macy's department store which he fictionally calls "Santaland".


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    Bruce Gonzales
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I would love to give this as a gift for the holidays to several of my friends who have kids. It appeals to all ages and adds a very humorous twist. Great new read for the holidays."
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    #5Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris is an essay book originally published in April 2013. This novel was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Humor and PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.


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    Julie Reynolds
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Though Diabetes is a serious, yet manageable disease, this book is full of humor. Right in to reading this book I got a good laugh and this could easily help those affected with this illness to look on the bright side of things. It also has good teaching moments in it."
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    #6Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

    Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays
    Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays by David Sedaris is a short story collection originally published in June 1994 by the Little, Brown and Company. This book was followed by Naked which was published later in March 1997.

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    Joyce Chen
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays takes us through the missteps in our everyday lives and pokes fun at them. Some of these can be quite serious but the author deals with them with empathy and wit."
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    #7Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is a fictional essay book written by David Sedaris and illustrated by Ian Falconer. This book was originally published in September 2010 by the Little, Brown and Company.


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    Jacqueline Burton
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "At first glance you may think this is a book about rodents seeking dating partners. You would be wrong. Author David Sedaris has written a very clever collection of short stories that give personification to animals. Yes, he tells stories, but manages to sneak in lessons in values and mores. While we may think of Aesop's Fables as kiddie lit., it was originally written for adults. Sedaris has done similarly, only his tales are set in our contemporary times."
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    #8Holidays on Ice

    Holidays on Ice
    Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris is a short story collection originally published in December 1997 by the Little, Brown and Company. This book was preceded by Naked and followed by Me Talk Pretty One Day.

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    Ethan McDonald
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Holidays on Ice is a great introduction to the books of David Sedaris. The stories contained within its pages are hilarious and quite frankly saved me from getting down like I do sometimes during the Christmas season. They would be just as good a second time through, I'm sure of it. "


Best What are the best books by David Sedaris
1When You Are Engulfed in FlamesBooks 34 Paid
2Me Talk Pretty One DayBooks 32 Paid
3NakedBooks 30 Paid
4Santaland DiariesBooks 27 Paid
5Let's Explore Diabetes with OwlsBooks 26 Paid
6Barrel Fever: Stories and EssaysBooks 24 Paid
7Squirrel Seeks ChipmunkBooks 21 Paid
8Holidays on IceBooks 18 Paid

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