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Publisher's Summary

LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

"Cat and Baboon"
Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado

"Author, Author"
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City

"Innocence abroad"
Durham Performing Arts Center, in Durham, North Carolina

"Laugh, Kookaburra"
Royce Hall, UCLA in Los Angeles, California

Diary entries
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia
©2009 David Sedaris; (P)2009 Hachette

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  • Andrea
  • Noblesville, IN, USA
  • 12-18-09

Classic David Sedaris

I love David Sedaris's audiobooks. They just can't come out fast enough for me & this one is just as entertaining and enjoyable as all the others. Now comes the wait for his next little slice of genius.

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  • Steve
  • Clifton Sporings, VIC, Australia
  • 12-07-09

Relatable reality

Sedaris come across as a modern day Mark Twain. His tales are so well written, real and told so well that I am able to listen to him over and over and still be surprised at how good he is.

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  • Maureen
  • Concord , CA, USA
  • 12-04-09

Love it!

I listened to it over and over. The material is so funny but hearing David Sedaris deliver it makes it even better.

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David Sedaris .. always fun.

Would you listen to David Sedaris again? Why?

Oh my gosh. I listen to all his books over and over again. My husband has surprised me with two of his readings. I never laughed so hard.

What was one of the most memorable moments of David Sedaris?

I love the story about his babysitters. Mrs. Peacock is my favorite. So, so southern , even I needed a translator.

What about David Sedaris’s performance did you like?

I enjoy his cadence. He has perfect timing. And he seems to share a lot of his life with us. Just glad I'm not in his family.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Just the Beginning.

Any additional comments?

As you can tell I'm a huge fan. I love all his world travel and personal tales. He's funny to everyone. After my husband overcame his homophobia. Yes he was one of those. He loves him as much as I do.

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A true LOL

Would you consider the audio edition of David Sedaris to be better than the print version?

Yes, needs his voice inflections and pronunciations!

What did you like best about this story?

His dry wit is quick, fresh and unusual!

Have you listened to any of David Sedaris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

first time, going for one of his books next =]

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Laughed the whole way through

Would you listen to David Sedaris again? Why?

I love David Sedaris. The first time I heard him he was describing his job as a Macys Santa Elf and I was hooked from there. He's an understated and engaging writer.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I dont think I had a favorite character per se.

Have you listened to any of David Sedaris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. And this one has been funnier than the others Ive read

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were plenty of times were I was laughing out loud

Any additional comments?

This is a really good collection of shorts. The only problem is. It's so short. I thought my app had malfunctioned when it ended an hour and change into the recording.

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  • nina
  • MILLEDGEVILLE, GA, United States
  • 02-14-12

I love Sedaris

What did you love best about David Sedaris?

He is so funny. I'm laughing during the entire book

What was one of the most memorable moments of David Sedaris?

Every story was memorable

Which character – as performed by David Sedaris – was your favorite?

I loved them all

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I laughed the entire book

Any additional comments?

I have 2 books by Sedaris, I need more

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  • Kevin
  • Wishart, QLD, Australia
  • 01-31-10

Only for Sedaris fans

Occasional chuckle, but nothing fantastic here. Bottom line.. just not worth the credit or the money.

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