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When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
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Jul 18, 2008

really liked it
Read in July, 2008

OK, I like David Sedaris again. I thought his last couple of books were disappointing. I felt that he had gone from laughing at himself to looking down his nose (at his family mostly and I'm sure they can take a joke, but I didn't like it so much) and making fun of everybody else. This is not so "funny" as some of his earlier work (as his father might say -- "this is work?") but they were fun to read.
But what is this suddenly so popular "genre"? Shooting the shit on the page? Let's talk about me, why don't we? It's like watching a reality TV show, only reading.
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