The bestselling holiday classic is updated and expanded, with 6 more stories to help spread the cheer and mortification of the season.
David Sedaris' beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favourites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris' tales of tardy trick-or-treaters (Us and Them); the difficulties of explaining the Easter bunny to the French (Jesus Shaves); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm (Let it Snow); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations (Six to Eight Black Men); what Hallowe'en looks like at the medical examiner's office (The Monster Mash); and a barnyard Secret Santa scheme gone awry (Cow and Turkey).
No Matter what your favourite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating with the writer who has been called 'one of the funniest writers alive' by The Economist.
A satirical brazenness that holds up next to Twain and Nathaneal West. - New Yorker
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and his most recent book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls was a Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the New York Times-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Wicked Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in the New Yorker and have twice been included in 'The Best American Essays'. There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into twenty-nine languages.