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An edition of When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008)

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

First Back Bay trade paperback edition (5)
  • 3.64 ·
  • 14 Ratings
  • 32 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading
  • 19 Have read

“David Sedaris’s ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art,” (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book.
Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris’s sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from “a writer worth treasuring” (Seattle Times).
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Back Bay Books
Language
English
Pages
323

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames
2009, Abacus
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June 3, 2008, Hachette Audio
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2008, Little, Brown and Company
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2008-06, Little, Brown and Company
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2008-06, Little, Brown and Company, Little, Brown and Co.
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New York, USA

Table of Contents

It’s Catching
Keeping Up
The Understudy
This Old House
Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?
Road Trips
What I Learned
That’s Amore
The Monster Mash
In the Waiting Room
Solutions to Saturday’s Puzzle
Adult Figures Charging Toward a Concrete Toadstool
Memento Mori
All the Beauty You Will Ever Need
Town and Country
Aerial
The Man in the Hut
Of Mice and Men
April in Paris
Crybaby
Old Faithful
The Smoking Section

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2009 (stated on back cover)

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
814/.54
Library of Congress
PS3569.E314W48 2008

The Physical Object

Format
Trade Paperback
Pagination
323p.
Number of pages
323
Dimensions
8.1 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Weight
10.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24087623M
ISBN 10
0316154687
ISBN 13
9780316154680
LCCN
2007049021
OCLC/WorldCat
297206718, 840315097
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0316154687
Google
oCQ9PwAACAAJ
Goodreads
5421888

Work Description

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring" (Seattle Times).

Table of Contents:

It’s Catching
Keeping Up
The Understudy
This Old House
Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?
Road Trips
What I Learned
That’s Amore
The Monster Mash
In the Waiting Room
Solutions to Saturday’s Puzzle
Adult Figures Charging Toward a Concrete Toadstool
Memento Mori
All the Beauty You Will Ever Need
Town and Country
Aerial
The Man in the Hut
Of Mice and Men
April in Paris
Crybaby
Old Faithful
The Smoking Section

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