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 eleven previous books, including, most recently, The Best of Me, Calypso, and Theft by Finding. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. In 2019, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the Jonathan Swift International Literature Prize for Satire and Humor, and the Terry Southern Prize for Humor.