It’s been 25 years since Morning Edition listeners first met a very un-merry Christmas elf named Crumpet from “Santaland Diaries,” the. ‘Santaland Diaries’ contains six of David Sedaris’ most profound Christmas stories, from Dinah, the Christmas Whore to Season’s Greetings to our Friends and. David Sedaris was not always an award-winning writer and satirist. For two consecutive Christmases, he was elf at a New York department store. These are .

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I hope, I’ll have more luck with my next I couldn’t any more ignore a highly positive feedback from many readers about David Sedaris’s comedy skills. Holidays bring out the crazy in all of us. Tis the season, so why not read a short essay on David Sedaris’s experiences being an elf in SantaLand one Christmas. Text alone would get 3 or 4 stars, but the audio get s 7 stars on a 5 star scale. Sedaris really should stick with non-fiction, which he writes with flair, humor and poignancy, tue his fiction sections tend to be so over-the-top and garish that they resemble sketches from a TV series.

Who knew what went on in SantaLand? And then she went into the phone company to start her job and she called me.

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Trust me I have my own fair share of the comedically tragic, but when my friends can laugh at the crazy things I say and do when I am hallucinating because Lupus is attacking my brain I am way better than when they are crying over it.


We have friends who send those obnoxious letters and include a heavily airbrushed studio asntaland. This should go down in daviv as one of the funniest stories ever written. A fine line between ‘realish’ and real”. These are hilarious extracts from his diaries at the time. She held up a calendar and said, “Ladies, you know what this is.

Mantello’s adaptation has since become a seasonal staple of regional, college and high-school theatre. Heard on Morning Edition.

And yet in a couple of weeks she diariies my fried heart. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Sep 04, Janet rated it liked it. Share your thoughts with other customers. Or, read it because it popped up on my Kindle and I’d forgotten I had it. Now David will act as an sqntaland in this st Interesting, two books in one week.

A nurse cruises in inevitably when I am reading something that out of context seems dirty, it becomes even funnier. This took place in a highly conservative high school, mind you. Published by Abacus first published October 1st Naturally, your own offspring or grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc are charming, talented, and delightful, but who the hell thought we’d want to watch those other boring brats?

They were actually funny. The list could continue and for some readers things like this make Sedaris’ writing out of reach, even insulting.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. As ofsantaand books have collectively sold seven million copies. I fell in love with a Read. The stories in this book have all been previously published, so if you’re a fan of the author, they won’t be new to you.


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She was, in fact, calling this customer a bitch. Sign in to the BBC, or Register. That is what connects me to him and his writing, his humble humanity. And because his name was in the phone book, he says he got all kinds of calls — from editors, old friends and from strangers, including a telephone operator. The reception was hilarious. I gave leaflets on the streets dressed like a french fry.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Sep 19, Gwen rated it it was amazing. His voice adds so much to this already funny story. I think most of these stories are ones I would enjoy re-reading and the collection is a great introduction to this author’s writing.

Santaland Diaries

Written inthis is the short story of David’s experience as a 33 year old Macy’s Christmas Elf. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I fell in love with a nice girl. Is this feature helpful? So just get ready. Dec 28, Cat rated it liked it Shelves: And as Sedaris read it, Glass says he knew it was diariea special. After all, this is a man who’s been called “one of the funniest writers alive.