Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

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Sedaris gives his readers a double shot of humor liberally sprinkled with cultural critique and human insight. And for those who wish another shot of Sedaris, the audio book version (read by the author) is readily available. So, listen responsibly.
-Murphreesboro Pulse

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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").

No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).
 

About David Sedaris

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David Sedaris is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International's "This American Life." He is the author of the books Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Barrel Fever.
 
Published April 14, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 177 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by Alexandra Jacobs on Dec 05 2008

But the other added material — the stuffing, if you will — undermines rather than improves the book. Not all holidays pack the satiric punch of Christmas, it turns out.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Bess Newman on Mar 09 2016

It's dark satire, but it's quite funny, and a change from the personal essay format of most of Sedaris' other writing. The bottom line is that Holidays on Ice is a joy to read, the kind of book that makes you laugh out loud.

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Murphreesboro Pulse

Good
Reviewed by Robert Lawrence on Dec 05 2012

Sedaris gives his readers a double shot of humor liberally sprinkled with cultural critique and human insight. And for those who wish another shot of Sedaris, the audio book version (read by the author) is readily available. So, listen responsibly.

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