Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Unabridged)

by David Sedaris

Open iTunes to Buy


Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him all over again. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds, to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life's most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris' sixth essay collection has been avidly anticipated.

Customer Reviews

yes...but is it working now?

I'm a big fan of Mr. sedaris, but I am not going to purchase this book until itunes confirms it has fixed the problems with this download, I downloaded another book with huge portions missing and poor quality, and itunes didnt fix it they just stopped selling it.

You can not burn this to an audio CD

iTunes will not burn this to an audio CD -- it's too long and apparently Apple lacks the technology to split a long track to multiple CDs. David Sedaris is fabulous and the content is great -- but I absolutely would not have purchased it through iTunes if I had known that I couldn't burn CDs to listen in my car.

Yay Sedaris

To me the best way to enjoy David Sedaris is to hear it. Listening to his story telling.... the rhythm, the inflection in his voice, the loving mockery of those in his family, you just can't get it from reading the book on your own. Wonderful stuff, my road trip back to St Louis just got a whole lot more entertaining.

David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Unabridged)
View in iTunes $20.95
  • Narrator: David Sedaris
  • Published: 2008

Customer Ratings