The Best of Me by David Sedaris audiobook

The Best of Me

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316628242
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David Sedaris’s best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career—as selected by the author himself 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 at 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.   But if all you expect to find in Sedaris’s work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms—at long last—with the other.   Taken together, the stories in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected—it’s often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder—but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful.   Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called “the funniest man alive” (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing—quite often at himself—and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time. The Best of Me AUDIOBOOK TRACK LISTING CD01 Track 01:  Introduction (new recording)   From Barrel Fever 1994           CD01 Track 03:  Glen’s Homophobia Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2.    From Holidays on Ice 1994        CD01 Track 06:  Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol  (new recording) CD01 Track 08:  Christmas Means Giving  (new recording)   From Naked 1997 CD01 Track 11:  the incomplete quad  (new recording)   From the New Yorker   CD01 Track 14:  Girl Crazy  (new recording) CD02 Track 01:  Card Wired  (new recording) CD02 Track 02:  How to Spend the Budget Surplus  (new recording)     From Me Talk Pretty One Day 2000  CD02 Track 03:  You Can’t Kill the Rooster (new recording) CD02 Track 05:  Me Talk Pretty One Day  (new recording) CD02 Track 07:  Jesus Shaves  (new recording)   From the New Yorker CD02 Track 09:  Dog Days    (new recording) From Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Demin 2004             CD02 Track 10:  Us and Them   CD02 Track 12:  Let It Snow   CD03 Track 01:  The Ship Shape   CD03 Track 04:  The Girl Next Door   CD03 Track 08:  Repeat After Me     CD04 Track 01:  Six to Eight Black Men (live recording) CD04 Track 04:

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David Sedaris’s best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career—as selected by the author himself

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 at 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.
 
But if all you expect to find in Sedaris’s work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms—at long last—with the other.
 
Taken together, the stories in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected—it’s often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder—but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful.
 
Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called “the funniest man alive” (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing—quite often at himself—and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time.

The Best of Me AUDIOBOOK TRACK LISTING
CD01 Track 01:  Introduction (new recording)
 
From Barrel Fever 1994         
 CD01 Track 03:  Glen’s Homophobia Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2. 
 
From Holidays on Ice 1994      
 CD01 Track 06:  Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol  (new recording)
CD01 Track 08:  Christmas Means Giving  (new recording)
 
From Naked 1997
CD01 Track 11:  the incomplete quad  (new recording)
 
From the New Yorker 
 CD01 Track 14:  Girl Crazy  (new recording)
CD02 Track 01:  Card Wired  (new recording)
CD02 Track 02:  How to Spend the Budget Surplus  (new recording)
 
 
From Me Talk Pretty One Day 2000
 CD02 Track 03:  You Can’t Kill the Rooster (new recording)
CD02 Track 05:  Me Talk Pretty One Day  (new recording)
CD02 Track 07:  Jesus Shaves  (new recording)
 
From the New Yorker
CD02 Track 09:  Dog Days    (new recording)

From Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Demin 2004           
 CD02 Track 10:  Us and Them 
 CD02 Track 12:  Let It Snow 
 CD03 Track 01:  The Ship Shape 
 CD03 Track 04:  The Girl Next Door 
 CD03 Track 08:  Repeat After Me   
 CD04 Track 01:  Six to Eight Black Men (live recording)
CD04 Track 04:

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Honest, reflective, and even tender…Eloquent and silly, Sedaris’s collection could probably find unshakable life even in the dust kitties under the bed…He gets you laughing even as he gently turns you toward the darkness we all must face.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author Bio: David Sedaris

Author Bio: David Sedaris

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively through Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in England.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 13.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English