A collection of personal essays - surprising, disarming, heartbreakingly funny - from the No. 1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist.
Santaland Diaries collects six of David Sedaris' most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last-minute coaster or ice-scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the back seat of a police car. It should be read with your eyes, felt with your heart, and heard only when spoken to. It should, in short, behave much like a book. And oh, what a book it is!
Acidly camp, bitchily kitsch and slickly satirical packages of out-there humour...very funny. - Sunday Times
This is a man who could capture your heart and lift your spirits while reading out the ingredients of a rice cake. - Observer
His best, funniest, most satisfying book. - Time Out
Sedaris writes with a gentle but unfailing acuity and a keen eye for the ridiculous...extremely funny. - Sunday Times
If you haven't come across David Sedaris, get in quickly before over-exposure sucks him dry. - Guardian
Jeffrey Jenkins is an artist and graphic designer whose artwork and collections-based projects have been exhibited in the United States and Europe. His design studios, Jenkins & Page and Jeffrey Jenkins Projects, have created print and interactive media for clients including the New York Times, Time Life, Giorgio Armani, and the National Audubon Society, as well as designed a range of books, book covers and artists' catalogues. He lives in New York City.
David Sedaris is the author of the books Theft by Finding, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England.