When You are Engulfed in Flames

When You are Engulfed in Flames


By (author) David Sedaris, Read by David Sedaris

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  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Format: CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 150mm x 41mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1600241824
  • ISBN 13: 9781600241826
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 275,983

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David 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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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'.

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There are pages in this short story collection that made me giggle so violently that my lungs hurt THE TIMES He has a lovely, sinuous way of writing, saving the gag until you've forgotten you were expecting one. SUNDAY TIMES Good stuff SUNDAY TELEGRAPH A humourist in the Woody Allen mould INDEPENDENT