In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium on all topics large and small....
An unflinching portrait of gentrification in the 21st century, and a love letter to lost New York, by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York....
One of art's purest challenges is to translate a human being into words....
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....
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....
Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode....
This audio gathers together, for the first time, the funniest work of more than 30 New Yorker contributors. Pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. Such well-loved sketches as Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" take their place alongside light-hearted essays on food, film, and flights of fancy that follow an apparently simple premise to the point of no return, and sometimes well beyond. Here you will find large insights (Woody Allen: "Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage."), and a great deal of healthy advice, including Steve Martin's on memory and middle age: "Bored? Here's a way the over-50 set can easily kill a good half-hour: 1. Place your car keys in your right hand. 2. With your left hand, call a friend and confirm a lunch or dinner date. 3. Hang up the phone. 4. Now look for your car keys."
This rich selection of humorous verse includes caustic gems by Dorothy Parker, the effortless whimsy of Phyllis McGinley, and Ogden Nash's unforgettable slapstick prosody.
Performed by Byron Jennings, Julie Halston, Michael Goz, Patrick Frederic, Chris Gannon, and Faith Prince.
ROFL! This is really one of the funniest audio books I've ever read, but I got to say, it is not for everyone. Humor is dry, stories come from the thirties to the aughts, so be ready to hear a wide range of, what, classicity?
Check out the sample first. It helps if you are already a New Yorker fan
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I wasn't impressed with the first stories. Good for putting you to sleep. I never got beyond those.
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I just couldn't get past the first hour of uninteresting and not at all funny.