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When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
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Jun 13, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir, summer-reading, read-2008, humor
Recommended to Inder by: Nami D.

Now, whenever I guffaw on public transportation, I will think of Nami. Okay, so this may not be David Sedaris' best work, but David Sedaris is like pizza (but not like sex) - even bad David Sedaris is pretty dang good. And this isn't bad at all - it has moments of intense brilliance, dark humor, and guffawing, and only a few slower parts. Absolutely recommended (although if you've never read any Sedaris, start with an earlier work).

I valiantly tried to reason with myself, telling myself that I could wait for this to come out in paperback (or for the audio version to present itself at the library - the only thing better than David Sedaris is David Sedaris read aloud by David Sedaris).

But the rationalization was in vain, and I now own this, in hardcover. Oops. Now let's watch it catapult to the top of my reading list.

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