When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Compact Disc)

By David Sedaris, David Sedaris (Performed by)
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Description


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 (and never before published) account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated.

About the Author


David Sedaris published this book to support 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring center in Brooklyn, New York that helps students ages six to eighteen develop their writing skills through free writing workshops, publishing projects, and one-on-one help with homework and English-language learning. Sedaris is the author of the internationally bestselling "Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, ""Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, "and "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk."

David Sedaris published this book to support 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring center in Brooklyn, New York that helps students ages six to eighteen develop their writing skills through free writing workshops, publishing projects, and one-on-one help with homework and English-language learning. Sedaris is the author of the internationally bestselling "Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, ""Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, "and "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk."

Praise For…


"The new book by renowned gay humorist David Sedaris is even better on CD; Sedaris reads the stories, and his comedic timing adds another layer of wit to the already hilarious prose."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781600241826
ISBN-10: 1600241824
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2008
Pages: 8
Language: English