I Like You

Hospitality Under the Influence
Narrated by: Amy Sedaris
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Comedy, Satire
4 out of 5 stars (355 ratings)

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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!

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

Critic Reviews

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

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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.

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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.

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Dinner with Candy!

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

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I love it!!!

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

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can't decide which is better

I have a physical copy which is everything I could ask for visually. In my head, I hear amy sedaris's voice when I read it. ..But wow, the audiobook really delivered. absolutely hilarious. I can't decide which I love more. if you love this book and or Amy sedaris, you must hear her read it. highly recommend!

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five stars

Amy is a superb narrator and much of the content is surprisingly useful and refreshingly to the point.

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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.....

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perfect, if you're in

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

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Perfect.

I was cackling the entire time. I initially wondered if a book with so many visuals would translate well to audio, but I needn’t have worried. Amy Sedaris is hilarious, and this book is a perfect short treat.

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Oh, Jerri...

I loved this. It was delightful to here while I planned my Halloween party and cleaned my apartment. I've always really loved Amy Sedaris. I think she is a very strong, gifted, talented and hilarious woman. This was such a charming book to hear, I can't wait to play it again. I gave it all the stars. I loved that Amy narrated her work. It was very fitting.

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  • Daniel Whittle
  • 10-17-14

Disappointing

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Less annoying narration

Would you be willing to try another book from Amy Sedaris? Why or why not?

Possibly if not read by the author

Would you be willing to try another one of Amy Sedaris’s performances?

Nope

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Dissapointment - I had high hopes

Any additional comments?

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.