Tuesday, July 08, 2008

2008 book 99

David Sedaris' When You Are Engulfed in Flames
I've been reading this off and on for a couple of weeks--maybe I wasn't in a Sedaris mood, maybe his stuff is jsut better heard live, maybe it's that I've read or heard about half of these in the past few years (I heard the boil story twice in 2005 and it still kind of grossed me out!). Anyway, it's typical Sedaris, entertaining if you like him (which I generally do).


pinky pinkerson said...

It seems like he has mined all his usual sources (his family, Hugh) to death. He still has a wonderful style, but I would hate to be his greengrocer or dry cleaner. They ARE going to show up in the next book for sure.

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christinamerge said...

I am just happy I have never eaten a cracker that tastes like penis!