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1. Simple Times: Crafts for Poor
2. I Like You: Hospitality Under
3. The Book of Liz
4. Home Studio Home: Providence,
5. Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That
6. Barrel Fever and Other Stories
7. I Like You
8. The Party Dress Book: How to Sew
9. Holidays on Ice
10. Holidays on Ice
11. Naked
12. I Like You: Hospitality Under
13. The Ultimate David Sedaris Box
14. People From Binghamton, New York:
15. Biography - Sedaris, Amy (1961-):
16. I Like You Signed 1ST Edition
17. Holidays on Ice
18. The Believer Magazine: Eleventh
19. Holidays on Ice [HOLIDAYS ON ICE
20. Holidays on Ice [HOLIDAYS ON ICE

1. Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
by Amy Sedaris
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2010-11-02)
list price: US$27.99 -- used & new: US$16.79
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Asin: 044655703X
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America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. According to Amy Sedaris, it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In her new book, SIMPLE TIMES, she sets the record straight. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters.

You will discover how to make popular crafts, such as: crab-claw roach clips, tinfoil balls, and crepe-paper moccasins, and learn how to: get inspired (Spend time at a Renaissance Fair; Buy fruit, let it get old, and see

what shapes it turns into); remember which kind of glue to use with which material (Tacky with Furry, Gummy with Gritty, Paste with Prickly, and always Gloppy with Sandy); create your own craft room and avoid the most common crafting accidents (sawdust fires, feather asphyxia, pine cone lodged in throat); and cook your own edible crafts, from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls, and many more recipes.

PLUS whole chapters full of more crafting ideas (Pompom Ringworms! Seashell Toilet Seat Covers!) that will inspire you to create your own hastily constructed obscure d'arts; and much, much more! ... Read more

2. I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
by Amy Sedaris
Paperback: 304 Pages (2008-10-22)
list price: US$15.99 -- used & new: US$6.71
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Asin: 0446696773
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The bestselling entertaining guide from America's most delightfully unconventional hostess is now available in paperback!

Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks?A dinner party for white-collar workers?A festive gathering for the grieving?Don't despair.Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving.No matter the style or size of the gathering-from the straightforward to the bizarre-I LIKE YOU provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair.You don't even need to be a host or hostess to benefit-Amy offers tips for guests, too!(Number one:don't be fifteen minutes early.)Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children's party (a half-hour time limit, games included), plus a whole appendix chock-full of arts and crafts ideas (from a mini-pantyhose plant-hanger to a do-it-yourself calf stretcher), and much, much more! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (258)

5-0 out of 5 stars Boozy, Bawdy, And Brilliant--Amy Sedaris Puts The Entertainment In Entertaining
How do I love Amy Sedaris?Let me count the ways.But one thing I never expected was to be turning to the woman that unleashed Jerri Blank (the ultimate 46 year old high school freshman) on the world for hosting and household advice.But never underestimate Sedaris because with "I Like You:Hospitality Under the Influence," she has brought the entertainment back to entertaining.The anti-Martha Stewart, Sedaris isn't afraid to embrace real life when confronting domestic issues.This boozy and hilarious "how to" guide is both absurdly funny AND seriously practical.The recipes, crafts, suggestions can be offered up with a wink and a nod but they are also valid."I Like You" cuts through two genres so successfully, it may take you a while to realize that you're not just in possession of a comic masterpiece--but also a useful tool for fun ideas!

The book is expertly put together and absolutely beautiful.The photos and illustrations are influenced in equal measure by an intoxicated sixties housewife aesthetic and a certain trailer park chic.There are tons of recipes, this is NOT a slight volume--and a sublime chapter on crafts and household projects.She must have had enough praise for this section to inspire "Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People"--a follow-up book due in November.Sedaris also sets up "I Like You" with plenty of ideas and advice about hosting a perfect party.I was so blown away by this gem that I have purchased 5 copies and am giving them out for Christmas.It's time to unleash the genius and the madness of Amy Sedaris on my friends that haven't had the pleasure--and this is the perfect vessel.

5-0 out of 5 stars i like you
amazing book. there are hilarious ideas in it. we actually threw 1 of her theme parties and it was a huge hit. if you like amy sedaris, you'll love this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not for Kindle
Loved this book. A little loopy but fun. The problem is I think a lot of the loopiness came from the Kindlization of the book. This edition is all over the place. Recipe titles appear several pages before or after the recipe itself. There are numerous references to material by page number which are useless here. I have had a problem in the past with graphics (photos, maps, etc.) on the Kindle. Bibles and books of poetry are especially problematic. They just don't seem to reproduce accurately. This book is loaded with sketches and photos - at least that's what I think they are- but I couldn't make them out. So, with graphics that are incomprehensible and text that zig zags all over the place, it's a testament to the authors enormous talent and my perseverence that I give this book 4 stars. But I should have bought a hard copy version.

5-0 out of 5 stars So far....delightful!
So I am currently listening to this on audio book.I have loved Amy Sedaris in anything I've seen her in and saw it on sale at Barnes and Noble for about $7 so I figured, "why not."I almost returned it because I changed my mind, but waited too long and could not do so.Now I know that happened because I was meant to listen to it.

I have always enjoyed entertaining but find the task very overwhelming and have avoided doing so for a long time.She has such wonderful ideas, and delivers them in an absolutely hilarious package!I can't wait to finish this book and then check out the recipes.I literally have been laughing out loud while driving listening to this book. Check it out.Even though I haven't finished it yet, I don't see how the rest of it can disappoint. You don't have to be interested in hosting parties, I think one could enjoy this just for the fun of it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarity Must Be a Strictly Sedaris Gene
I was a huge fan of Strangers with Candy, and love her brother's books, so figured I would purchase this title with a gift card. I am so glad that I did. Her tips and tricks for hospitality are not only practical, but so hilariously penned that it makes both a perfect coffee table book and handbook. Her quick-fix style is shabby chic and practical for someone like me. ... Read more

3. The Book of Liz
by David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
Paperback: 50 Pages (2002-09)
list price: US$7.50 -- used & new: US$5.85
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Asin: 0822218275
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars not up to the typical sedaris level
I totally love both Amy and David Sedaris, but I have to say this was very disappointing,I'm not even sure why they published this.It seems like it would be the kind of thing you would put together just for family members who were there, get it and love whatever you do because you are family.I would caution anyone else from purchasing this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gift
The delivery was quick. This was something my daughter had on her Christmas list. She was very happy I was able to get it and read it the next day. Thank You!

5-0 out of 5 stars It's Sedaris
How could other people find this reading too short. IT'S A PLAY. What's more, It's Amy AND David Sedaris. In other words, funny funny funny-you can't go wrong with those two.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Play
I saw the play in San Francisco a few years ago.It was very funny.The bit about the AA members running the restaurant is very tongue in cheek.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Quick Chuckle
Another Sedaris chuckle fest. This short script is a view into his twisted mind. ... Read more

4. Home Studio Home: Providence, RI (Place Space)
by Todd Oldham, Amy Sedaris
Paperback: 64 Pages (2008-07-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$1.21
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Asin: 1934429031
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The second of four titles in a continuing series of books by Todd Oldham that highlight remarkable people places and spaces, features and essay by artist/director Cindy Sherman.
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5. Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not
by Amy Sedaris
Paperback: 224 Pages (2004-05-19)
list price: US$13.95 -- used & new: US$4.99
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Asin: 078688696X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Now in paperback, a hilarious, satirical look at a small town on the verge of extinction, from the comedic team behind Strangers with Candy.

In his desperate search for a small town dying in America, intrepid journalistRussell Hokes stumbles upon a quarter-mile stretch of concrete and gravel dotted with strip clubs and used auto parts shops. Welcome to Wigfield. Population: vague.

Upon his arrival, Russell Hokes wanders the streets searching for the salt of the earth. Instead he finds a town in crisis. Why? State Representative Bill Farber wants to tear down the Bulkwaller Dam, thereby flooding the town. Will Russell Hokes save the town? Is Wigfield merely posing as a town to collect federal disaster relief? Won't you please buy this book?Amazon.com Review
Wigfield is in peril. The Bulkwaller Dam, which towers over the tiny town, is scheduled to be destroyed which would in turn wipe out Wigfield. Journalist Russell Hokes travels there to profile the brave and honest citizens who are struggling to save their community. Well, sort of. Actually, Wigfield is not so much a town as a series of ramshackle strip clubs and used-auto-parts stores, lacking any kind of civic infrastructure whatsoever. And its people are not so much "brave and honest" as "brutal," "homicidal," and "lacking any redeeming virtue whatsoever." Similarly, to call Hokes, who narrates his own struggles to gather accumulate 50,000 words, a "journalist" is at best an exaggeration and at worst an abomination against the institution of journalism itself.

The world of Wigfield, as concocted by the brilliant Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and Amy Sedaris (creators of the Comedy Central series Strangers with Candy), is somewhat reminiscent of the slice-of-life small-town humor of Christopher Guest's Waiting for Guffman. But instead of putting on a musical, as the Guffman folks did, the people of Wigfield busy themselves trying to acquire government handouts and stabbing each other to death. When the government rebuffs their efforts, based on the fact that they're not technically a town, they come up with a plan to get paid anyway. Wigfield's residents (as played by Colbert, Dinello, and Sedaris) are portrayed in a series of compellingly grotesque portraits by renowned designer and photographer Todd Oldham. The humor of the book--much like the town's mentality--is dense, as nearly every sentence contains one or several grimly hilarious references. Fans of feel-good whimsy are advised to navigate toward lighter fare but social pariahs, disgraced journalists, brooding malcontented sociopaths, and anyone who enjoys dark, twisted, and profoundly funny writing will find a home in Wigfield. --John Moe ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars So Funny!
Listening to Wigfield made my daily commute fantastic over the week I had it playing!Typical humor from the authors...even better than I hoped it would be!

2-0 out of 5 stars AudioBook...So Sad
I LOVE all things Amy Sedaris.
I LOVE all things Stephen Colbert.
I need to pay more attention to Paul Dinello.
I started listening to this via audio; just couldn't stick with it. For the reviewer who said the book would have been better as a skit. Nope.This is just one of those creations that isn't as successful as expected.Try again, guys.I'm always a fan and always supportive.Just can't lie about this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarity
I loved it...so funny. ClassicStrangers With Candy type humor/greatness.
I thumb through it every now and then and laugh it up.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not as Funny as it Should Be
The first ten to fifteen pages of this humor novel -- about a fictional "town" nestled at the base of a dam that's about to be destroyed and will bring about the flooding of its denizens -- gave me some of the biggest laughs I've had in quite some time. The three humorists, who met at Second City in Chicago and are responsible for creating "Strangers With Candy," teamed up to create Russell Hokes, a non-writer who gets a contract with Hyperion Books to write a non-fiction tale of a small town on the brink of extinction. The book is composed of Hokes trying desperately to fill the 50,000 words that his contract requires, allowing lots of twisted metaphors, wacky similes and just badly constructed sentences that are pretty amusing. There are also a ton of first-person accounts of life in Wigfield, from the 3 competing mayors, to the local str1ppers, to the oldest women in Wigfield (in their mid-late forties) and all the townspeople in between.

While it starts strong and has a few really hilarious passages, overall I thought it ran out of steam and was just too slight a premise to sustain for 200 pages. Much better than the Steve Martin book, "The Pleasure of My Company," which takes an idea that could sustain a tight 20-30 pages nicely, but becomes just unbearable at 200 pages.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book is great.I found it to be hilarious!You can see the personalities of the authors in the writing.I have always liked Sedaris, Dinello, and Colbert.I am a big fan of Exit 57, Strangers With Candy, The Colbert Report, and other various movies and things that they have been in. ... Read more

6. Barrel Fever and Other Stories
by David Sedaris
Audio CD: Pages (2001-10-01)
list price: US$24.98 -- used & new: US$13.53
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Asin: 1586212214
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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David Sedaris' first collection of comic stories and essays.Performed by the author and his sister Amy Sedaris, this program is described by the New York Post as "a nuclear barrage of humor you could never replicate by reading this material on your own." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Short stories that make you laugh out loud!
I have owned and lost all of David's books, at least once.I loan them out and people won't give them back!They're that good!I would recommend reading any of his books!His sister Amy also has a couple of good ones out there!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite authors...
I picked up on Sedaris later than the 'in' crowd and began reading his books chronologically backwards- from 'Engulfed in Flames' to 'Barrel Fever' and can't say enough about this book. Usually when you start readig most works by an author some pale in comparison to others and by the end of the adventure you realize most authors have 'hits' and 'misses' and you should vet a bit more carefully before buying someone's entire collected works.This was the last Sedaris book I had left to finish reading his entire body of work and it was just as funny as anything else I read of his.I would recommend anyone who is a fan of Sedaris or dark comedy in general pick this up.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well Read by Sedaris & Sister, and Very Funny
The reviews of the audiobook are much more positive than the reviews of the written work, the latter of which struck readers as not as good as Sedaris' more recent work.One does get the sense from some of the stories that Sedaris was cleaning out his bottom drawer to capitalize on the success of his Santaland Diaries by pasting together a book-length work.

But Sedaris' reading, with the help of his sister who does the female or young boy parts, makes the book exceptionally funny.The "Rooster" story is just terrific.I also loved the "Homophobia Newsletter" as a wonderful bit of irony about those who embrace victim-hood a bit too easily.That and the "Rooster" made me laugh the most.

The alcoholism theme runs in a number of stories and is dealt with the most in "Barrel Fever."I found this story to be quite interesting in its use of irony, including the heresy of poking fun at the 12-steppers whose cure is sometimes almost as bad as the disease.

These stories are good and the reading even better.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Sedaris!
This is the best of the best, as far as I'm concerned. "You Can't Kill the Rooster" will crack up anyone raised in or currently living in the South - we all have known guys like David's younger brother Paul, a.k.a. The Rooster.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sensational Sedaris...
David Sedaris is one funny, talented man. It's one thing to read his work, but I heartily recommend you listen to him on audio cassette or CD...his delivery is nothing short of sensational. The only problem is, once you listen to one book on CD/tape, you are compelled to get them all...which I have, much to the delight of amazon.com! ... Read more

7. I Like You
by Amy Sedaris
Hardcover: Pages (2006)
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Asin: B001I17Q8Y
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Actually useful...
A must for any Sedaris fan! I display mine on the coffee table and has got picked up and commented on more than any other book I ever set there. If you don't like a twisted often dark sense of humor you may not get this book. (something tells me if you are reading this you clearly do have that sense of humor) Aside from that it's a great gift for anyone who might want some direction on how to throw a theme or a recipe for Baked Alaska. It's just that random. The pictures and illustrations are top notch, as well as the recipes I have tried. Overall great book! ... Read more

8. The Party Dress Book: How to Sew the Best Dress in the Room
by Mary Adams
Paperback: 160 Pages (2010-11-09)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$16.49
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Asin: 0823033309
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The best dress. In any room. On any occasion. That’s a promise.
Attention fashionistas, glamourattis, and twirling enthusiasts everywhere: The Party Dress Book is the book you’ve been waiting for. Get an inside look at the inspiration, work, and techniques of creative dressmaking of celebrated New York designer Mary Adams. A unique combination of striking and wearable, Mary’s gorgeous dresses are a glam departure from the norm. In this book, you’ll learn the secrets to designing her trademark wearable decadence and how to sew your own delicious creations.
Start with Mary’s influences, process as a creative dressmaker, and essential techniques, and then move into step-by-step instruction on how to produce a scene-stealer of your own. With Mary’s straightforward, self-taught techniques, classic and customizable pattern, and inspired whimsy, making jaw-dropping dresses is simple and fun. The real work will be feigning modesty when you say, “Oh, this dress? I made it myself.” ... Read more

9. Holidays on Ice
by David Sedaris
Audio CD: Pages (2008-10-08)
list price: US$26.98 -- used & new: US$9.59
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Asin: 1600244874
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favoritesas the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").

No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist). ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Christmas at its best
David Sedaris is an absolutely hysterical writer and this book does not disappoint.His stories are always quirky but yet truthful and make me laugh out loud.The only thing better than reading a story he has written is listening to the audio version of it b.c there is just something about his slightly annoying voice that makes the stories sing.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good But Me Talk Pretty One Day is MUCH Better
The first book I read of Sedaris's was Me Talk Pretty One Day, which was a mistake since I think it is probably the funniest book I have ever read.Holidays On Ice is still a good read, although it pales in comparison.It is funny, and if your family is as twisted as mine, then you could use it as a stocking stuffer.The best essay was clearly the Santaland Diaries, but Six to Eight Black Men was also extraordinarily funny.

5-0 out of 5 stars Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
Love, love, love David Sedaris.It's a great take on the holidays: snarky and dark and it fills a void in the sometimes over-merrified season.The recording of Holidays on Ice is worth checking out, too.It's fun to hear how he interprets his work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun, fun, fun
An easy to read collection of essays about the holidays.This book was so much fun, laugh until you cry fun.Because it's a collection, it's perfect to pick up and read when you need a break from the chores that surround the holidays... all of them.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mostly Reprinted Stories, And Some New Fiction
Seven out of the twelve stories in this book have appeared in other books by Sedaris and are reprinted here. The reprinted stories are all his typical non-fiction, commentaries on his life. The other five stories are fiction, and while they are creatively written I don't find them as interesting as Sedaris' true accounts of his own life. The fiction stories are over-the-top ridiculous. They're not bad, just not what I'm used to and not what I expected.

Here are the stories:
"SantaLand Diaries" (from Barrel Fever)
"Season's Greetings to Our Friends and Family!!!" (fiction)
"Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol" (fiction)
"Based Upon a True Story" (fiction)
"Christmas Means Giving" (fiction)
"Dinah, the Christmas Whore" (from Naked)
"Jesus Shaves" (from Me Talk Pretty One Day)
"Us and Them" (from Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim)
"Let It Snow" (from Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim)
"Six to Eight Black Men" (from Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim)
"The Monster Mash" (from When You Are Engulfed in Flames)
"The Cow and The Turkey" (fiction, new story for this edition)

If you want to read something really unusual from Sedaris, namely fiction, then check out this book. The non-fiction stories reprinted in this book are also very good with a couple of them being some of my favorites by Sedaris.

This is a new edition of this book. The original edition, which is a few bucks cheaper, only contains the first six stories, while this one has twelve. ... Read more

10. Holidays on Ice
by David Sedaris
Audio CD: Pages (2001-10-01)
list price: US$24.98 -- used & new: US$9.25
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Asin: B0031MA8PQ
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In Holidays on Ice, Sedaris skewers the absurd conventions and contrivances of the holiday season with hilarious effect.Listener-favorite "SantaLand Diaries" joins new material in a bevy of holiday cheer that sparkles with imagination.Special guest Ann Magnuson performs "Merry Christmas to Our Friends and Family," and Amy Sedaris peppers the stories with tidbits of comical characters throughout.Amazon.com Review
Holidays on Ice is a collection of three previously published stories matched with three newer ones, all, of course, on a Christmas theme. David Sedaris's darkly playful humor is another common thread through the book, worming its way through "Seasons Greetings to Our Friends and Family!!!" a chipper suburban Christmas letter that spirals dizzily out of control, and "Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol," a vicious theatrical review of children's Christmas pageants. As always, Sedaris's best work is his sharply observed nonfiction, notably in "Dinah, the Christmas Whore," the tale of a memorable Christmas during which the young Sedaris learns to see his family in a new light. Worth the price of the book alone is the hilarious "SantaLand Diaries," Sedaris's chronicle of his time working as an elf at Macy's, covering everything from the preliminary group lectures ("You are not a dancer. If you were a real dancer you wouldn't be here. You're an elf and you're going to wear panties like an elf.") to the perils of inter-elf flirtation. Along the way, he paints a funny and sad portrait of the way the countless parents who pass through SantaLand are too busy creating an Experience to really pay attention to their children. In a sly way, it carries a holiday message all its own. Read it aloud to the adults after the kids have gone to bed. --Ali Davis ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Blah....
Holidays on Ice was really a slight waste of time for me. Again, Sedaris set the bar SO high with his previous publications that anything else will simply not do. I forced myself to finish this and did so with barely a chuckle. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Mr. Sedaris, but his missed the mark on this one. But just a wee bit. If you're a Sedaris fan, by all means, read this book. Just don't expect too much.

3-0 out of 5 stars Holidays on Ice
I love David Sedaris, but honestly this particular compilation of short stories was beyond dark.

(1) "SantaLand Diaries." By far the funniest of the bunch. This is an extremely comical recollection of time spent working as a Macy's Santa elf. The essay has a rather abrupt ending, but it'll make you laugh out loud.
(2) "Season's Greetings to Our Friends and Family!!!!" Here the collection already starts to take a toll for the morbid and frightening. Written in a holiday-letter form by a desperate, murderous housewife this story stretches the limits of dark humor to places that are just wrong. Infanticide + attempt at humor = bad, not funny.
(3) Dinah, the Christmas Whore. Sedaris almost redeemed himself. Almost. The story was okay. It wasn't a laugh-out-loud tale like "SantaLand," but it was decent.
(4) "Front Row Center." At least it's short. In this short story, a "reporter" gives reviews for all the Christmas-themed school pageants. Kinda creepy that someone would go to all of them, and there's only so much kid-acting-bashing one can take. Guess that's why it was short
(5) "Based Upon a True Story." This was absolutely criminal. A TV producer pays the local town preacher off in order to give one of the most insulting, degrading, soul-less "sermons" in history.
(6) "Christmas Means Giving." This one had potential. Sedaris at least was creative in his exaggerations. However, it did seem once again to go a little over the line.

These essays had potential. The biggest problem was that Sedaris frequently confused sarcasm with humor. It won't exactly put you in the Christmas spirit, but if you like Sedaris, you'll probably still manage to find ways to like the book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disturbing, loses connection to the insanity that is Xmas for most of us
His previous books were laugh-out-loud funny; I once had to stop my car because I was laughing too hard when listening to one of his books on tape. But this one was sad and disturbing. I struggled to keep reading after the woman killed her grandbaby in a clothes dryer, in an attempt to frame her husband's newly discovered adult illegitimate Vietnamese daughter (yes, that classic Xmas story). There were funny moments in the department store elf piece, although even that just sounded angry by the end.

Gifted humorists make us laugh at our own shortcomings, but they do this from our side of the line. It feels like Sedaris has crossed the line, really rather hates most people, and believes he can only top previous writing by developing more outrageous and darker plots -- ones that I can't relate to at all. It's a shame because there's a wealth of information to be mined from day to day 'normal' human interactions around the holiday season.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sedaris
I really liked the Macy's Elf portion of the narrative but the remaining tracks left something to be desired.

4-0 out of 5 stars Darkness you can enjoy....
Classic Sedaris!The first vignette is the best, I even burst out loud reading "Season's Greeting to our Friends and Family."It is perfect if you think your family is screwed up, they do not really measure up.Sedaris moves on to what is actually an uplifting, yet disturbing act of charity in his short entitled " Dinah, the Christmas Whore."

After those first two, the remainder of the book takes a familiar Sedaris dark turn, especially the disturbing look at competitive "giving".You will probably still enjoy it, but the final chapters seem to sputter out compared to the first couple of chapters.
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11. Naked
by David Sedaris
Audio CD: Pages (2001-10-01)
list price: US$24.98 -- used & new: US$9.85
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Asin: 1586212230
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Naked is a riotous compilation of stories performed by David and Amy Sedaris.Publishers Weekly praised this program's "smashing use of the audio as a unique entertainment medium" and called the performances "highly likeable and spirited throughout."They also named it one of "the best of the best" tapes of the year, and deemed it worthy of "multiple listens."Amazon.com Review
Hip radio comedy fans and theater folks who belong to the cult of Obie-winningplaywright/performer David Sedaris must kill to get this book. Thesewould be fans of the scaldingly snide Sedaris's hilariously describedpersonal misadventures like The Santaland Diaries (a monologueabout his work as an elf to a department store Santa) seenoff-Broadway in 1997. In a series of similarly textured essays,Sedaris takes us along on his catastrophic detours through a nudistcolony, a fruit-packing plant, his own childhood, and a dozen more ofthe world's little purgatories. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (451)

5-0 out of 5 stars Still funny after all these years
No matter how many times you return to this book, it's still a riot. Recommended always.

5-0 out of 5 stars Almost got kicked off the plane
Some of the stories in this book are so funny I was crying in my seat on the plane. This is David at his best.

2-0 out of 5 stars Actually haven't had time to read this yet!!
I received it fairly quickly. But I have not had time to read it yrt.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Naked" by David Sedaris
I ordered this item on August 11, 2010 and it was shipped within the first 36 hours! It took about a week or so after that to get it, but that was perfectly okay with me. It was carefully packaged and it was in the condition as described. I have done business through this seller before and was just as satisfied with them. I would recommend them to anyone who's in the market for a great book and I would, again, gladly continue to do business with them. Thank you for my book. Two thumbs WAY up!

1-0 out of 5 stars Side Splitting???
One reviewer rated this as `side splitting'.I totally disagree.Don't get me wrong ... I, too, am a fan of David Sedaris, but not of this particular piece of work.In fact, I'm now feeling pissed at myself for spending $11.95 for this boring story; especially since I'm unemployed.Even without any outside distractions, I could not stayed focused on Naked.Take my advice and save your hard earned money. ... Read more

12. I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence (Paperback)
by Amy Sedaris (Author)
Unknown Binding: Pages (2008)
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Asin: B002VL8W4C
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13. The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set: [ULTIMATE DAVID SEDARIS BOX 20D]
by David(Author) ;Sedaris, David(Read by);Sedaris, Amy(Read by) Sedaris
CD-ROM: Pages (2006-11-30)
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14. People From Binghamton, New York: Rod Serling, Bridget Moynahan, David Sedaris, Mike Hudak, Melvyn Dubofsky, Amy Sedaris, Dave Bliss
Paperback: 188 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Rod Serling, Bridget Moynahan, David Sedaris, Mike Hudak, Melvyn Dubofsky, Amy Sedaris, Dave Bliss, Rick Baker, Dena Derose, Mike Coolbaugh, Willis Sharpe Kilmer, Susan Deer Cloud, John Marshall, Marla Olmstead, Daniel S. Dickinson, John Mica, Warren M. Anderson, Amy Kim Ganter, Lester R. Stone, Jr., Chris Wedge, John Adelbert Davis, Jim Hutton, Mike Dunham, William L. Moore, Dan Mica, Richard L. Thompson, Scott Coolbaugh, List of People From Binghamton, New York, Johnny Logan, Robert Harpur, John Ducey, Harry C. Walker, Celora E. Martin, Edmund O'connor, J. Ernest Wharton, John Francis Burnes, Edwin L. Crawford, Jason Little, Charles Clarence Pratt, Peter Robinson, Judson Allen, Jerome B. Simandle. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 187. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Rodman "Rod" Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, television producer, and narrator best known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the angry young man of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship, racism, and anti-war politics. Serling was born December 25, 1924 in Syracuse, New York, the second of two sons born to Esther (née Cooper) and Samuel Lawrence Serling. Serling's father had worked as a secretary and amateur inventor before having children, but took on his father-in-law's profession as a grocer in order to earn a steady income. Sam Serling later took up the trade of butcher after the Great Depression forced the store to close. Serling's mother was a homemaker. He and his family spent most of his youth...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=101249 ... Read more

15. Biography - Sedaris, Amy (1961-): An article from: Contemporary Authors
by Gale Reference Team
 Digital: 7 Pages (2004-01-01)
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This digital document, covering the life and work of Amy Sedaris, is an entry from Contemporary Authors, a reference volume published by Thompson Gale. The length of the entry is 1809 words. The page length listed above is based on a typical 300-word page. Although the exact content of each entry from this volume can vary, typical entries include the following information:

  • Place and date of birth and death (if deceased)
  • Family members
  • Education
  • Professional associations and honors
  • Employment
  • Writings, including books and periodicals
  • A description of the author's work
  • References to further readings about the author
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16. I Like You Signed 1ST Edition
by Amy Sedaris
 Hardcover: Pages (2006)
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Asin: B000UDO4FY
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17. Holidays on Ice
by Amy Sedaris and Ann Magnuson David Sedaris: Read by David Sedaris
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1998)

Asin: B001O8CQ9K
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18. The Believer Magazine: Eleventh Issue: Flyerette (March 2004)
by Dave Eggers, Amy Sedaris, Paul Collins, Nick Hornsby, Karen Joy Fowler
 Paperback: 88 Pages (2004)

Asin: B001HK7UFK
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19. Holidays on Ice [HOLIDAYS ON ICE 3D]
by David(Author) ;Sedaris, David(Read by);Sedaris, Amy(Read by) Sedaris
CD-ROM: Pages (2001-10-31)
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Asin: B001TKT71S
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20. Holidays on Ice [HOLIDAYS ON ICE 4D]
by David(Author) ;Sedaris, David(Read by);Sedaris, Amy(Featuring) Sedaris
CD-ROM: Pages (2008-10-31)
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