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Starred Review. A master of the pregnant pause and king of cockeyed deadpan, Sedaris is at the top of his game in these five live performances, delivered in cities across the U.S. The disc includes one of his animal fables, as well as trenchant observations about his life in France and his travels during his author tours. As mundane an experience as shopping at Costco provides as many opportunities for humor, meditations on his past, and appreciation for the bizarre as does the time Sedaris fed a kookaburra outside an Australian restaurant. The brisk and endlessly entertaining listen again proves that mere readers of Sedaris are missing out. (Dec.)
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Sedaris's sparkling essays always shimmer ore brightly when read aloud by the author. And his expert timing, mimicry and droll asides are never more polished than during live performances in front of an audience.―Publishers Weekly - Starred Review for WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES
"A master of the pregnant pause and king of cockeyed deadpan, Sedaris is at the top of his game in these five live performances...The brisk and endlessly entertaining listen again proves that mere readers of Sedaris are missing out."―Publishers Weekly
What’s to say? You'll laugh out loud often. It was nice that a number of the selections were previously unreleased. Grade: A-Published 3 months ago by Mark
I buy all David Sedaris' books as audiobooks because I love to listen and re-listen while on car trips or stuck in heavy and aggravating city traffic. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Katerina
One again Sedaris has captured my heart and funny bone. I enjoyed getting able to listen to his anecdotes while stuck in the car. I definitely recommend this.Published 16 months ago by Rebecca L. Constantino