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Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
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Jun 07, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: essays, short-stories

Okay. Let it be said: "Santaland Diaries," the first essay of this book, is wonderful. But the rest of the book is basically filler; this was before Sedaris found his niche (humor essayist), and it really shows. He should never, ever write fiction, for example, and yet he tries to here. The results are not pretty, or even very readable.

It's also notable that half of the pieces in this short book have appeared in other collections of his. So, really, this is not worth buying; get "Santaland Diaries" some other way, and regret nothing about missing the rest of this collection.
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Lisa This is exactly how I felt about this book. Santaland Diaries is amazing, but beyond that there's not much that's readable in this, thankfully thin, book.

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