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The Resource When you are engulfed in flames, David Sedaris

When you are engulfed in flames, David Sedaris

Label
When you are engulfed in flames
Title
When you are engulfed in flames
Statement of responsibility
David Sedaris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life's most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated.--From publisher description
Summary
A collection of essays celebrates the foibles of the author's everyday life in France and America, from an attempt to make coffee with water from a flower vase to a drug purchase in a North Carolina mobile home
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
251155
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedaris, David
Dewey number
817/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American wit and humor
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Essays
  • Wit and Humor as Topic
  • American wit and humor
  • Essays
  • Humorous stories, American
Target audience
adult
Label
When you are engulfed in flames, David Sedaris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Solution 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
Control code
ocn297206718
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Back Bay trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780316154680
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)297206718
Label
When you are engulfed in flames, David Sedaris
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Solution 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
Control code
ocn297206718
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Back Bay trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780316154680
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)297206718

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