David Sedaris
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David Sedaris

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America 's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.David Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, each of which became immediate bestsellers. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. He is the editor of an anthology of stories, , Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His essays appear regularly in Esquire and The New Yorker. Sedaris and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name "The Talent Family" and have written several plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center , and The Drama Department in New York City . These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler's Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatist's Play Service. His recent collection of essays, titled When You Are Engulfed in Flames, was published in June 2008.David Sedaris's original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ. In 2001, David Sedaris became the third recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He was named by Time magazine as "Humorist of the Year" in 2001. David Sedaris was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album ("Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim") and Best Comedy Album ("David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall"). In 2008 the audio version of When You Are Engulfed in Flames was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word category.

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Best Sellers

    • Calypso

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,839
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,725

    With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation - and humor - toward middle age and mortality....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, as always

    • By Ruthie on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,396

    David Sedaris' new collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. It begins with a North Carolina childhood filled with speech-therapy classes...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subtly Funny Musings on Life Experiences

    • By FanB14 on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Theft by Finding

    • Diaries (1977-2002)
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,860
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,390

    For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A softer, sweeter Sedaris

    • By Pamela J on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,467

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Start with this One

    • By Elvie on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,551
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,834
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,793

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Always a Sedaris fan, but this isn't his best

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,847
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,602
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612

    In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sedaris is the gay Mark Twain.

    • By Steve on 06-02-04

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Holidays on Ice

    • Featuring Six New Stories
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,228

    David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best When In SantaLand

    • By Dave on 12-06-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Naked

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664

    Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Sedaris

    • By Christine on 02-07-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Barrel Fever and Other Stories

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317

    In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Be warned- Santaland Diaries is NOT included

    • By David on 06-05-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Like Being There

    • By Rick on 06-27-12

    Regular price: $17.09

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