The Ultimate David Sedaris Audio Collection

The Ultimate David Sedaris Audio Collection

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by David Sedaris, Ann Magnuson, Amy Sedaris
     
 

David Sedaris has delighted National Public Radio listeners for years and was hailed by the New Yorker as one of the funniest writers in America, “whose satirical brazenness holds up to Twain and Nathaniel West.” This updated collection of David Sedaris audio programs, includes his most recent releases…it’s an absolute delight to his fans

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David Sedaris has delighted National Public Radio listeners for years and was hailed by the New Yorker as one of the funniest writers in America, “whose satirical brazenness holds up to Twain and Nathaniel West.” This updated collection of David Sedaris audio programs, includes his most recent releases…it’s an absolute delight to his fans as well as new listeners. The collection includes: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Barrel Fever and Other Stories

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Previously released in 2002 as a 14-CD set containing Sedaris's Naked, Holidays on Ice, Barrel Fever and Other Storiesand Me Talk Pretty One Day, this updated 20-CD box set adds his latest two Grammy-nominated audios (his single-disc live concert at Carnegie Hall and the unabridged Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim). Twenty-two hours of Sedaris in one box should be nirvana to his legion of fans. This collection allows listeners to witness Sedaris's growth as a writer. He never stops being funny but by Dress Your Family, his essays exhibit the memoirist more than the humorist, and his ability to walk a razor's edge between hilarity and heartbreak (without bathos) is breathtaking. His essays are written to be read aloud, and he performs them flawlessly. Considering the long gestation of this collection, it's surprising that the interior packaging is so dismal. The discs are housed in blank, black slipcases with no illustrations or track listings (which is especially distressing because Barrel Fever, Nakedand Holidaysdon't have track listings on their discs and there is no track listing on the outer package). (Nov.)

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" I read out loud", David Sedaris say modestly. His voice might not sound powerful, but its lack of power enhances his deadpan style. It also conveysthe pain that echoes throughout his often autobiographical esays, which frequently touch on his experiences growing up gay in North Carolina and his offbat take on life. The extra energy Sedaris gets from an audience makes Live From Carnegie Hall the set's highlight. Sedaris's humor is frank-often with profanity-as it mixes the touching and personal with laugh-out-loud moments. The box collects Sedars's releases through Dress Your Family In Coruroy And Denim; there's some repitition of themes and material throughout the set.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594836343
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Publication date:
11/20/2006
Edition description:
Abridged
Sales rank:
1,114,467
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 5.75(h) x 2.75(d)

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