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I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence | [Amy Sedaris]

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don't despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving.
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Publisher's Summary

Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don't despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving.

No matter the style or size of the gathering, from the straightforward to the bizarre, I Like You provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining and everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair.

You don't even need to be a host or hostess to benefit; Amy offers tips for guests, too! Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children's party (a half-hour time limit, games included), and much, much more!

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2006 Amy Sedaris. All Rights Reserved; (P)2006 Hachette Audio. All Rights Reserved. A division of Hachette Book Group USA

What the Critics Say

"Sidesplitting....Her advice is both practical and hilarious....Sedaris' first solo effort...is an outrageous and deadpan delight." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Barbara SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 10-19-06
    Barbara SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 10-19-06 Member Since 2003
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    "A Goldmine"

    I found this book a delightful read. My favorite part- and it's not easy to choose, was the hilariously informative section on how to be a good guest. Make no mistake, the content is not just great satire, but an actual handbook on how to give a successful party. The included pdf files of the recipes mentioned are the icing on the cake.

    Ms. Sedaris gives useful tips I have never heard or seen anywhere else. Her narration is top notch and a treat in itself. I can't wait for her next effort!

    This is the book you will give for the Holidays.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Oakland, CA, USA 01-10-07
    Richard Oakland, CA, USA 01-10-07
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    "Hilarious"

    I listened to this book on a long flight to Hawaii. Amy's strangeness and humor is a precious gift to a world that takes itself too seriously.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    ashley evans 02-06-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Dinner with Candy!"

    Funny but Ican see how it'd be a better gift in hardcover than audio listen

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Stockton, UT, United States 12-30-09
    Jamie Stockton, UT, United States 12-30-09 Member Since 2009

    Artist, Blogger, Crafter, Avid Audiobook Listener, Wanna-Be Trivia Show Contestant......I'm not a Doctor, but I want to play one on TV.

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    "I love it!!!"

    Great book! One of my favorite books. I listen to it over and over. Love it!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny St. Martinville, LA, United States 11-10-08
    Jenny St. Martinville, LA, United States 11-10-08
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    "you have to have a sense of humor..."

    If you don't have a sort of off the wall sense of humor, you may not find this funny, I on the other hand, found myself laughing out loud at the park with my earbuds firmly implanted in my ears so that I probably looked like a crazy person. I found it to be extremely funny.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erik West Linn, OR, USA 09-30-08
    Erik West Linn, OR, USA 09-30-08
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    "perfect, if you're in"

    Fans of Amy and her cohorts certainly will be delighted. Others might not be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sellegac newark, NJ, United States 01-26-12
    Sellegac newark, NJ, United States 01-26-12
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    "great book to listen"

    Great book recommending to try, Experience the listening audio

    Great book recommending to try, Experience the listening audio

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    Sara F. Fitzsimmons state college, pa 01-01-09
    Sara F. Fitzsimmons state college, pa 01-01-09 Member Since 2007

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    "Bland, Bland, Bland"

    I generally like Amy Sedaris' brand of humor. But this title really misses the mark. You can tell it's abridged and the editing was done poorly. Topics tend to be jumpy and some areas get repeated unnecessarily. But thankfully it WAS abridged!! I don't know how much more I could listen to. Basically, this is Amy discussing how she puts on parties for her friends. It includes recipes (seriously!), tips on how to get out various stains, ideas on the types of parties one can throw, and some tongue-in-cheek tips on how to and how not to act while throwing and/or attending a party. A few laughs, but more often than not, just boring background droning. Not Recommended :(

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    JNB New York, NY United States 11-20-10
    JNB New York, NY United States 11-20-10 Listener Since 2004

    Jackson

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    "Boring"

    The first 10 minutes were okay, and I was really hoping it would pick at some point.
    It just kept going down hill.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Jupiter, FL, United States 11-15-10
    Barbara Jupiter, FL, United States 11-15-10 Member Since 2010
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    "slightly amusing"

    Sorry Amy, but you're not David Sedaris. I love everything he has done, and this was slightly amusing, but I quit after one disc. It would have made a good short essay, but not a whole book. The material was repetitive and the timing was off, even though it was the author reading it. She seems like a nice enough woman, but this just didn't keep my attention or keep me laughing.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
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