David Sedaris

Barrel Fever


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David Sedaris
October 5, 2000 11:23PM (UTC)

Satirical master David Sedaris is well-known for his public radio commentaries featured on the program This American Life. He is the author of "Naked" and the best-selling "Barrel Fever." Sedaris's essays appear regularly in The New Yorker.

"Sedaris' sardonic wit will already be familiar to listeners to National Public Radio's Morning Edition, but the venom he exposes in these pagesproves he is more than a cuddly curmudgeon. Here he lets loose with adevastating comic ire worthy of Dorothy Parker. Demonstrating low tolerancefor human foibles, his misanthropic humor is vindictive and nasty.

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More than once it crosses the line of good taste, but it's also extremely,relentlessly funny. The short stories in this collection dwell on themes ofdomestic hell and self-delusion as dysfunctional families tear each otherapart and losers refuse to see how pathetic they are." -Booklist

Listen to Sedaris read from "Barrel Fever" (Time Warner Audio Books) now.


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