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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (30,318 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steven | 2/19/2014

    " Some good stories, especially the riotous tale of working as a Christmas Elf at Macy's. Much of this is foul and incredibly vulgar, and frankly, his later books are better. But the good parts are very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Virginia | 2/15/2014

    " Not one of my favorites. I like Sedaris so much better when he writes about his family, it doesn't feel so forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeanie | 1/28/2014

    " This collection is a bit uneven, but I enjoyed it. The fiction pieces don't work as well as his personal essays. David Sedaris was smart to stick to non-fiction in his future books (except his most recent). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nichole | 1/21/2014

    " This wasn't my favorite Sedaris book and some of the stories in it I have already read in his other books. Still, he is one of my favorites :) "

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