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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,446 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Sedaris Narrator: Amy Sedaris Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don't despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving.

No matter the style or size of the gathering, from the straightforward to the bizarre, I Like You provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining and everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair.

You don't even need to be a host or hostess to benefit; Amy offers tips for guests, too! Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children's party (a half-hour time limit, games included), and much, much more! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 2/20/2014

    " She's just too funny, and so is her book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rudy | 2/20/2014

    " Hilarious and fun for crafts or cooking days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 2/18/2014

    " Kitschy, off-beat, visually eclectic, this "cookbook/entertaining" guide was fun to read! Recommended for readers with a quirky senses of humor, and those whose sensibilities can take a bit of off-color humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessicakes | 2/15/2014

    " I accidentally stole this from the book exchange we had at my old job. An awesome addition to my collection. Its a book about entertaining, which is what I do best. It gives a hilarious and biting spin on the art of entertainment in the way that only a Sedaris sibling can. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DMD | 2/10/2014

    " Not as funny as I expected but had a couple of good ideas for hosting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anie | 2/6/2014

    " This book was rather hit-and-miss for me. Some of Sedaris's humor was spot-on for me - and the rest of it was either boring or vaguely offensive. However, I have used some of her recipes, and the book is certainly worth it for that. I especially enjoyed one vanilla cupcake recipe - light, tasty, and actually rather sugar-cookie-y. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donovan C. | 2/2/2014

    " i want to hug this book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Princess | 1/31/2014

    " I flat out did not like this book. I didn't find the photography appealing at all. I know what it was trying to do, but it didn't work. Who wants to try recipes when the food looks so disgusting?! I'm not a big party person anyway, I didn't like the excessive drinking/drug references. Maybe to enjoy one of her parties one must be drunk and stoned? No, thank you. Not my scene. There were a few amusing bits but not enough to make me want to recommend this book to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 1/19/2014

    " I never knew recipes could be this funny, and the party tips are wonderfully creative and ridiculous. Amy Sedaris is a genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Risa | 1/14/2014

    " Try the smokey lil' cheese ball. It will change your life. Also good tips on how to cook for a funeral party. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Schae Koteles | 1/11/2014

    " hilarious! actually well written and useful in a very flippant kind of way :) visually interesting to look at...lots of fun for when you need a "soft" read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/27/2013

    " Amy Sedaris is so funny! She spoke at Book Expo 2006, and we got free copies of her book and the audio book. That was a star-studded event -- Barack Obama was there, too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni | 12/20/2013

    " The one recipe that I tried turned out terrible, but I don't think that's the intent of the book anyway. Absolutely hilarious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmie | 11/21/2013

    " best coffee table book in existence! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fran Adams | 11/16/2013

    " pretty funny audio book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/16/2013

    " Unsurprisingly this book is both really witty and contains some good recipes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor Snyder | 11/12/2013

    " Quite the unusual read; yet, if you like the humor of "Stranger with Candy" than you will love this book. A quirky look at throwing different themed parties with an amazing sense of humor twisted in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ainsley Chapman | 8/9/2013

    " Recipes aren't that great, but the book is HILARIOUS "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Bozzuto | 3/19/2013

    " Utterly hilarious! Just open it up you'll see what I mean. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Osho | 1/15/2013

    " I like what I read of it, but there are so many words crammed into or meandering about each page that I can't read it right now. There's a lovely Youtube clip of Sedaris with Martha Stewart. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti | 9/9/2012

    " Meh. I read this thinking she would be as funny as her brother David Sedaris. Not so good, I'd skip it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 8/7/2012

    " Interesting and had some useful tips but found it a struggle to stick with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Haubrich | 5/8/2012

    " Definitely as odd as Amy herself, this book provides humour and some actual great tips as well. Great if you are a fan of Amy's and know her style. She always cracks me up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cicely | 2/25/2012

    " This was one of the best Christmas gifts I ever got! hilarious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 april paquette | 2/21/2012

    " completely inappropriate and absolutely "hilarious" -which is why I love Amy Sedaris "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda Chadwick | 10/30/2011

    " Instant entertainment & completely hysterical. I can't get over how gross all the food looks in the photos. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 9/29/2011

    " A really funny and entertaining read! Guaranteed to at least make you giggle if not laugh out loud "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 8/29/2011

    " Not just a cook/craft book, but seriously funny AND I have it on audio read by the brilliant comedian/author herself Amy Sedaris! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth Benducci | 8/24/2011

    " Didn't like this book- I did not like the format- a very 50's look to it - may be that way it suppose to look but I didn't find anything tolike aboutit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Bare Truth | 6/15/2011

    " I loved it, it's hilarious.
    She took the art hospitality to a new level "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 5/26/2011

    " This started out funny, but then parts of it were just plain wierd. I'm glad that it is over. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalie | 5/24/2011

    " When ever i need a good laugh i read David Sedaris, so when i saw this book by his sister i beleived it was going to be just as funny. Unfortunatly she just doesn't have the same talent her brother has. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/23/2011

    " Hilarious and clever parody. Why did it take me so long to read this book?! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 5/5/2011

    " Very unusual yet fetching. Interesting, entertaining book . Lots of good recipes too! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sholeen | 4/23/2011

    " thought it might be a bit more ludicrous but I'll give it a chance
    mildly amusing but none of the recipes or crafts interest me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tenecia | 4/23/2011

    " Didn't know what to expect of this. Funny and actually kind of practical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/13/2011

    " she's pretty kookie and a little naughty, but her recipies are uncomplicated and her crafts are goofy (google eyes on EVERYTHING. entertaining is all about relaxing and just enjoying your company and martha stewart would gag. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katia | 3/27/2011

    " I got this as a housewarming gift from Aaron A. and loved every story in it. Haven't actually cooked from it yet but will do so for the next book club meeting I think. I enjoy being under the influence when I am hospitable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 3/26/2011

    " I learned that I don't drink nearly enough alcohol regardless of whether I'm doing the entertaining or I'm being entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/18/2011

    " If you like kitschy, creepy '70s and early '80s craft and party books, you'll be right at home. It's a perfect blend of comfort and discomfort! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/9/2011

    " She is my idol! Flippin' hilarious!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 2/20/2011

    " Silly and irreverant, choc full of recipes, goofy craft projects and awesome photos! "

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About the Author
Author Amy Sedaris

Amy Sedaris has appeared frequently on screen, both large and small. She is co-creator, with Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, of Comedy Central’s hit show Strangers with Candy and half of the Obie-winning “Talent Family” playwright team, with her brother, David. Amy lives in Manhattan with her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her pet rabbit, Dusty.