In David Sedaris’ world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic
cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer,
Sedaris’ collection of stories and essays is a rollicking tour through the
national Zeitgeist. A do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing
home surgery, a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the
world, a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral, a bitter
Santa abuses the elves.
David Sedaris made his debut on NPR’s Morning Edition with
“SantaLand Diaries,” recounting his strange-but-true experiences as an elf at
Macy’s and soon became one of the show’s most popular commentators. With a
perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes
stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel
Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.
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