David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall by David Sedaris

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At David Sedaris' sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall he debuted five new stories, all captured on this CD. They include a parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarrelling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey.
 

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Published October 1, 2003 by Time Warner Audio Books.
Genres: Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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This recording of five stories from Sedaris's longer print collection of the same name is a brief but delightful audio treat.

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Like a modern-day Aesop or La Fontaine, Sedaris has his darkly comic and deeply cynical (if somewhat rambling) morality stories enacted by animals.

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Here is his father dragging his mortified son over to the home of one of the most popular boys in school, a boy possessed of "an uncanny ability to please people," demanding that the boy's parents pay for the root canal that Sedaris underwent after the boy hit him in the mouth with a rock.

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`Morning Edition' commentator Sedaris presents a satirical collection of stories about contemporary American society.

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Sedaris is Garrison Keillor's evil twin: like the Minnesota humorist, Sedaris (Naked) focuses on the icy patches that mar life's sidewalk, though the ice in his work is much more slippery and the falls much more spectacularly funny than in Keillor's.

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Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day , etc.) perfects his written essays by going on the road and reading them aloud, so it's no surprise that his new collection is even more hilarious and haunting as an audiobook.

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With brilliant deadpan timing, Sedaris is a charm, whether being coaxed into purchasing his clothes in the women's department by his sister Amy ("I'm the guy in a crowded steak house removing a jacket with the label reading 'Sassy Sport'") or untangling the Dutch legend of St. Nicholas and his "...

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David Sedaris is a playwright and humorist who has published several best-selling collections of essays.

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