Holidays on Ice: Stories

Holidays on Ice: Stories

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by David Sedaris
     
 

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Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris's most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last-minute coaster or ice scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the backseat of a van or police car. It should be read with your eyes,

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Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris's most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last-minute coaster or ice scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the backseat of a van or police car. It should be read with your eyes, felt with your heart, and heard only when spoken to. It should, in short, behave much like a book. And, oh, what a book it is!

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Christmas laughs old and new from the comedian who made his name with "The Santaland Diaries."

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ISBN-13:
9780316779234
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Holidays on Ice 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 240 reviews.
FeliciaPM More than 1 year ago
David Sedaris once again brilliantly entertains us with his fabulously witty insights and edgy musings on a different view of the holidays in this collection of short stories and embellished essays. A great escape for any memeber of the family during the trying times of the holidays, or for any person who can relate to the complicated nature families seem to exist in when they get together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Holidays on ice is absolutely one of the funniest books I've ever had the sheer pleasure of reading. The 'Macy's Elf' essay is side-splittingly funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Holidays on Ice - It's hard to write a review through the tears of laughter. A very funny book. Remember the school Christmas plays? Suppose a theater critic was there and wrote a review. It happens in Holidays on Ice. Santaland Diaries is a classic that everyone who ever waited in line to sit on Santa's lap will appreciate. And there's the Christmas letter from hell. Don't wait until December to read this book. Read it now!
diane12557 More than 1 year ago
As always, I find David's stories about his childhood, his family, his odd jobs (Santa's elf!),incredibly funny and sad. His spot-on commentary about himself, his family, the people around him and the situations in which he finds himself or has put himself truly make me laugh out loud...and then sigh. This book, however, features only a few David Sedaris-esque stories. Big applause for those! The rest of the book is, well, mean-spirited. And, well, not humorous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first half of the book was soooo funny. However, I felt that the last half of the book was kind of blah. I love David Sedaris and would recommend any of his books if you like crude-ish humor.
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Very unlike his other stuff
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This book was so bad, I couldn't even read it. What the heck was he smoking or drinking when he "wrote" this. Don't waste your time.
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I love David Sedaris's work. I wanted to read "The Santaland Diaries" and although the Nook description of this collection was in Italian, I took a look at the sample, found it was in English and included the diaries, and went ahead and bought it. The essays and stories are great, but I discovered that I had read some of them already in other collections also bought on Nook. If you have not read Dress Your Children in Denim or Naked or Me Talk Pretty, the essays in this collection may all be new to you, if you've read these 3, you will find repeats. Similarly, after reading this book, expect to find parts of it duplicated in other collections. In all cases from now on, read the table of contents before buying.
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tetnanger More than 1 year ago
An uneven collection of holiday stories. Some are laugh out loud hilarious and others ae just uncomfortable. Buy it if you love David Sedaris.
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Awesome story!!
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