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    DescriptionDavid Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this new book of stories. Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life - the etiquette of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger or how to soundproof your windows with LP covers against neurotic songbirds - to the most deeply resonant human truths. Taking in the parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo and the purchase of a human skeleton, and culminating in a brilliant account of his attempt to quit smoking - in Tokyo - David Sedaris's sixth story collection is a fresh masterpiece of comic writing.


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    Title
    When You are Engulfed in Flames
    Subtitle
    Adventurer in Archaeology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Sedaris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349116471
    ISBN 10: 0349116474
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    Libri: ENGL3070, AMER3770
    DC22: 930.1092
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000, HUM003000, BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNB, NK
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    07 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Sedaris lives in Paris. Raised in North Carolina, he has worked as a housecleaner and most famously, as a part-time elf for Macy's. Several of his plays have been produced, and he is a regular contributor to Esquire and Public Radio International's 'This American Life.
    Review quote
    A virtual Klondike of darkly glittering anecdotes. Adam Mars-Jones, Observer 'Sedari s' anecdotes play off his sublime talent for turning the absurdly neurotic into the hilariously funny. GQ Howlingly funny, jaw-snappingly honest and endlessly perceptive... Sedari s' wellspring of quirky yet strangely universal comic experiences show no sign of drying up. Tom Cox, Daily Mail The most popular American humorist since Woody Allen... As a prose stylist he is often compared to that other great New Yorker writer James Thurber - dry, mordant, pitch perfect. As a human being, the most obvious comparison is with the comedian Larry Davi Ngel Farndale, Sunday Telegraph