When You Are Engulfed in Flames

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008 | Unabridged
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Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In this remarkable new volume, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life--having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds--to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring" (Seattle Times).
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audiobooks, 2008
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781600241833
Characteristics: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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joliebergman
Apr 19, 2018

Insightful and fun – not as *funny* as some of his books but I still found it pretty hilarious.

ArapahoeAlicia Aug 25, 2016

This isn't my favorite Sedaris book, but his witty humor always makes me laugh. This audiobook was good company on a very long flight across the Pacific.

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sanderoo
Jan 11, 2015

Good book, kept my interest for 10 hours of driving, well done!

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Dundas10
Nov 11, 2013

Took it on my drive to Montreal. Had a driveway moment when I arrived.
My friends thought I was crying in my car... I was laughing!

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JOANNA M BLACK
Sep 12, 2013

Consistently great, Sedaris does it again with this group of essays encompassing his skillful wit, humor, and emotion. It is such a joy to hear Sedaris read his own work, as he animates the text like no other, making one feel as if he is telling the story just for you. Definitely recommend.

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photogrrlkp
Jun 29, 2011

Be very, VERY careful where you listen to this. In the privacy of your own home or car - go for it. Walking down the street or on the bus through headphones - be careful, you run the risk of either choking from trying to not laugh, or get some strange looks for laughing like a loon for no apparent reason.

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chgarland
Jun 28, 2011

It's David Sedaris reading his own essays. They're funny, sometimes sweet, mostly witty and intelligent. It's pretty much what you would expect; fortunately, that's pretty darned good.

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Sep 12, 2013

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