Monday, July 21, 2008

"When You Are Engulfed In Flames"

David Sedaris has done it again. He's compiled another collection of essays in his new book, When You Are Engulfed In Flames. I wasn't into the book for five minutes before I started to spew iced tea. My husband kept looking at me and asking just what I was reading.

I think he may have thought I was into devil worship or something of the sort due to the cover. Look it up - you'll see what I mean. Anyway, it makes perfect sense once you know.

It's entirely possible that David Sedaris is in my top five writers list and that's a hard list to crack, especially since I feel like have read more books than most people give a passing thought about. I digress, naturally, but I am past that now and just want to go on record that I will never, ever consider thrift store pants and if I ever meet a Mrs. Peacock, I am going to keep my distance.

I've only read a third of the book - this is one I want to savor because who knows then the next one will appear? Trust me, I am NOT a savorer - I am a devourer... this is not easy.

Go on, really check out this book - and if humorous writing appeals to you (this is not for kids or preteens, of course), give Sedaris a whirl.

7 comments:

gary rith said...

Many of these essays were in the NewYorker magazine first. We have read his books too and heard him on the radio and he is the best example of: a person who takes an ordinary slice of life and makes it hilarious. Some people take an interesting topic and make it dull as ditchwater, but he has a storytelling gift!

Kendrawolf said...

Hello and congrats on being a Saucy Blog this week!

Veggie Mom said...

Hello there, Ms. Saucy Blog! David S. is a great writer--I'm going to the beach in a couple of weeks, so I must pick up this book! BTW, I'm hosting another Great Pop'rs Giveaway. Come on over to my place and help Aunt Julie plan the rehearsal dinner for Big Bear and Little Red. It'll be lots of fun!

Ronnica said...

Sounds like an interesting book, alright. I don't really read humor (though some of what I read IS humorous), but if I ever get in that mood I should check it out!

Janet said...

I don't think I've ever read any of his books but now you have me interested. I've put this one on my "to read" list.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Hi SITSta. Just dropping by and congrats on being on the blogroll.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Oooh, I love Dave Sedaris! I'm waiting for it to come out in paperback and then, for sure, I will have it be Book of the Week for my Bloggy Book Club.

 
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