When You Are Engulfed in Flames

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2008
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Sedaris proceeds from the bizzare conundrums of daily life -- the ettiquete of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger or how to soundproof your windows against neurotic songbirds with LP covers -- to the most deeply resonant human truths.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [released 2008], c2008
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781605148052
1605148059
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (9 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in

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This is a series of very dry, funny anecdotes. Sedaris starts on one topic, but then blindsides you with something only marginally related to the original story. It feels fresh, with a touch of that Kurt Vonnegut charm on the side.

AL_ALICIA Aug 25, 2016

This isn't my favorite Sedaris book, but his witty humor always makes me laugh. This audiobook was good company on a very long flight across the Pacific.

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rkcraig88
Jun 03, 2015

Best David Sedaris book. Love it!

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sanderoo
Jan 11, 2015

Good book, kept my interest for 10 hours of driving, well done!

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Lucky_Luke
Dec 15, 2014

Seriously funny! Brilliant comedy act.

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4catsdogs
Aug 17, 2014

The book began with a very graphic description of a woman who was full of worms. The author then described a time when his pubic hair was full of lice.
That was enough for me. What a horrible book.

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kkboylan
Jul 26, 2014

If you're looking for an easy read that will make you cry laughing, check this out.

huntz1ba Sep 21, 2013

Sedaris has an off-the-cuff humor style. I found this book hilarious and liked the memoir style more than his essays.

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JOANNA M BLACK
Sep 12, 2013

Consistently great, Sedaris does it again with this group of essays encompassing his skillful wit, humor, and emotion. It is such a joy to hear Sedaris read his own work, as he animates the text like no other, making one feel as if he is telling the story just for you. Definitely recommend.

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MarieGaffney
Sep 12, 2013

David as usual, is far too funny not to be a real person. That he is willing to admit the not just some of things about himself that most of us would be ashamed to but all of them, makes his literature absolutely hilarious!

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Feb 10, 2011

"Sometimes the sins you haven't committed are all you have to hold on to. If you're really desperate, you might need to grope, saying, for example, 'I've never killed anyone with a hammer' or 'I've never stolen from anyone who didn't deserve it.'"

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