"A Million Bubbles"

Hear a live recording of David Sedaris reading a previously unpublished story from his new audiobook "Me Talk Pretty One Day."

Published June 6, 2001 8:00AM (EDT)

Humorist David Sedaris is well known for his public radio commentaries featured on "This American Life." He is the author of "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and the bestselling "Barrel Fever." Sedaris' essays appear regularly in the New Yorker.

"Sedaris' sardonic wit will already be familiar to listeners to National Public Radio's 'Morning Edition,'" said the American Library Association's Booklist magazine, "but the venom he exposes in these pages proves he is more than a cuddly curmudgeon. Here he lets loose with a devastating comic ire worthy of Dorothy Parker. Demonstrating low tolerance for human foibles, his misanthropic humor is vindictive and nasty. 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 of domestic hell and self-delusion as dysfunctional families tear each other apart and losers refuse to see how pathetic they are."

"A Million Bubbles" was not published in the book "Me Talk Pretty One Day," but is now included as a live bonus track on the audiobook release of the title.

By Salon Staff

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