Holidays on Ice
by David Sedaris
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Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris' most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last minute coaster or ice scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the back seat of a van or police car. "The SantaLand Diaries", "Dinah, the Christmas Whore", and "Season's Greetings Greetings to our Friends and Family!!!", all previously published stories, have been joined by a trio of equally charming newcomers. A network television executive strong arms the congregation of a small Pentecostal church in "Based on A True Story". "Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol" finds a bitter local theater critic savagely attacking the various holiday plays and pageants presented by the area's elementary schools. And finally, in "Christmas Means Giving", two competitive families celebrate the season by giving the gift of themselves.
Antidote to holiday overdose
I'll admit David Sedaris's delivery takes getting used to. He simply reads, enunciating clearly and precisely. At first, you may think, Really? No crazy voices, no accents, no sound effects? He doesn't need them. The writing is top-notch; he observes the utterly ordinary from an original and hilariously honest angle, and his bone-dry delivery is perfect for the material. Who knew the high drama that came with being a Christmas Elf at Macy's? Recommended listening for that long road trip to the mall or to that family gathering that you just know will be painful; Sederis takes the sting out of it quite nicely. He's been there and then some.
Laughing so hard my eyes are tearing up
The review of a children's play with no mercy is just too funny.
definitly worth the money
i think this is the most hysterical book. i love the way it is read. i actually will laugh out loud when reading anything by david sedaris, he definitly doesnt get all the press he deserves.