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!
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"Sidesplitting....Her advice is both practical and hilarious....Sedaris' first solo effort...is an outrageous and deadpan delight." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
Artist, Blogger, Crafter, Avid Audiobook Listener, Wanna-Be Trivia Show Contestant......I'm not a Doctor, but I want to play one on TV.
Great book! One of my favorite books. I listen to it over and over. Love it!!!!
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.....
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 :(
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.
The first 10 minutes were okay, and I was really hoping it would pick at some point.
It just kept going down hill.
Less annoying narration
Possibly if not read by the author
Dissapointment - I had high hopes
Is probably just because I am British, and I am not used to the timbre of that type of voice. I liked the concept, and found it funny in places, but not sufficiently to warrent listening beyond car journey I started listening to it in.
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