Holidays on Ice - David Sedaris

David Sedaris returns this holiday season with two new volumes of hilarious personal essays.  Holidays On Ice (Little, Brown, $16.99) has made David the new Dickens and this volume, which includes six new stories, is the perfect stocking stuffer.  The story that started it all, “SantaLand Diaries,” takes center stage, and we watch enrapt as Sedaris suffers through a memorable Christmas season as an elf in Macy’s SantaLand.  It is impossible not to laugh as Sedaris’s wonderfully critical eye focuses on snow days, Secret Santa, and the unavoidable family Christmas letter.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316035903
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 8th, 2008

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$13.99
ISBN: 9780316078917
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2010

When You Are Engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris

With his newest collection, When You Are Engulfed In Flames (Little, Brown, $25.99), David Sedaris chronicles the seemingly irrelevant minutiae of his life, twisting the most mundane situations into riotously memorable events.  At a time when everyone needs a laugh, these essays are perfect. Sedaris captures the tone and rhythm of everyday dialogue so well that the reader feels a part of the scene. Sedaris has a gift for making the stories relate to each of us, whether discussing acquiring a skeleton as a gift, or the difficulties of quitting smoking.  His account of sitting in a French doctor’s waiting room is so awkward and so universal, it can’t help being funny.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780316154680
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2009

More Information Than You Require - John Hodgman

Daily Show correspondent and PC pitch-man, John Hodgman is back with another treasury of ephemera.  In his new book, Hodgman casts an incredibly wide net, including sections on Food, Gambling, and How to Become Famous.  Absurdist humor doesn’t get better than this, with its  pseudo-didactic tone and  loosely autobiographical nature. Short essays, endless footnotes, and a tongue-in-cheek timeline combine seamlessly, making More Information Than You Require (Dutton, $25) the perfect way to steal a few minutes and laughs.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780525950349
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Published: Dutton Adult - October 21st, 2008

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781594483646
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Published: Penguin Books - November 3rd, 2009

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