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Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
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Jan 28, 2009

it was amazing

It's David Sedaris, of course it's five stars!

Not to mention that in this book, Sedaris is discussing one of his funniest topics - family.

This book is worth reading if for no other reason than for the Dunbar family holiday newsletter. You know the cheesy, bragging, generic letters you get from some people around the holidays? The kind that are supposed to sum up the entire past year (well the good parts anyway)? Yeah, this makes a total mockery of it and I DARE you not to crack up when they gloss over their daughter giving birth to a crack baby, and the introduction to the newest family member, 22- year-old Khe Sahn Dunbar - product of Mr. Dunbar's, daddy dearest, time in Vietnam where he "accidentally planted the seeds for Khe Sahn." Follow Khe Sahn as he learns his first and favorite english phrase - "Five dollar now!" You'll feel guilty about giggling after reading about Khe Sahn's atypical means for "washing" crack baby Don.

If you're spending some "quality" time with the fam around the holidays, this is the perfect book to get you through it, to even perhaps realize that your family isn't so bad after all. But you don't have to wait until the holiday season to enjoy this quick-read gem.

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