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The best of me

Title
The best of me / David Sedaris.
Author
Sedaris, David
Publication
  • New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
  • ©2020

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Description
ix, 388 pages; 25 cm
Summary
  • "For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler's lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say "give it to me" in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird."--Amazon.com
  • The American humorist, author, and radio contributor shares his most memorable work in a collection of stories and essays that feature him shopping for rare taxidermy, hitchhiking with a quadriplegic, and hand-feeding a carnivorous bird.
Uniform Title
Works. Selections. 2020
Alternative Title
Works. 2020
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Essays.
  • Personal narratives.
  • Anecdotes.
  • Humor.
Contents
Glen's homophobia newsletter vol. 3, no. 2 -- Front row center with Thaddeus Bristol -- Christmas means giving -- The incomplete quad -- Girl crazy -- Card wired -- How to spend the budget surplus -- You can't kill the rooster -- Me talk pretty one day -- Jesus shaves -- Dog days -- Us and them -- Let it snow -- The ship shape -- The girl next door -- Repeat after me -- Six to eight black men -- Possession -- Nuit of the living dead -- Solution to Saturday's puzzle -- The understudy -- Town and country -- In the waiting room -- Undecided -- The cat and the baboon -- The motherless bear -- The faithful setter -- Dentists without borders -- Memory laps -- Think differenter -- Loggerheads -- If I ruled the world -- Easy, Tiger -- Laugh, Kookaburra -- Just a quick e-mail -- A guy walks into a bar car -- Standing by -- Understanding understanding owls -- Now we are five -- A house divided -- The perfect fit -- Leviathan -- A modest proposal -- Why aren't you laughing? -- The spirit world -- Unbuttoned -- Discover more David Sedaris -- About the author.
Call Number
JFE 21-1546
ISBN
  • 9780316628242
  • 0316628247
  • 1408713896
  • 9781408713891
LCCN
2020942220
OCLC
1201190321
Author
Sedaris, David, author.
Title
The best of me / David Sedaris.
Publisher
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
Copyright Date
©2020
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Research Call Number
JFE 21-1546
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