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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six pieces including a never before published story Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive. After reading the first short story I thought this was going to be a delightful book SantaLand Diaries after all had me rolling down the isle of the plane on which I was reading it Okay I was just giggling constantly with freuent bursts of loud laugher interspersed No rolling but still very humiliating on the whole At any rate I came home in a dither to read the other stories as well Ugh Appalling Not a single chuckle among them Worse they were gross often offensive and I don t get offended and even horrific at times It was beyond black humor to just being black dark dismal disgusting No humor there I was most sincerely disappointed The only other story that had even the slightest bit of resonance was Dinah The Christmas Whore and that was likely because it was also written from a personal experience Sedaris in this girl s opinion should stay very far away from writing fiction Can you say smug That s what I kept feeling about the author when suffering through the fiction stories I gave this two stars only for Santaland Diaries otherwise it d be a solid one for lack of a worse ranking

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Holidays on Ice

Families are Sedaris's 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 S. Find all of my reviews at you follow my reading you re probably wondering what the hell could have happened to make me rate a Sedaris selection less than every Star Well lemma tell ya Although I was aware that this is a collection of items pulled from other Sedaris books many may not so it will appear to be a money grab which it totally is I don t really care though since 1 I got it from the library so it cost me zero dollars and 2 David Sedaris could take a dump on paper bind it up and I d still buy a copy so I could really give a rip whether this was material I was already familiar with I put a hold on the audio version of Holidays On Ice in order to hopefully keep me in the Christmas spirit You see usually around the week before Thanksgiving I look a little something like this I want to put Christmas trees in every room of the house and bake and place myself firmly on The Good List But then December rolls around and I am faced with the daunting task of shopping combined with the busiest time of year at work and I completely lose my mojo and just want to hibernate until the new year I thought listening to David would at least help me fake it til I make it la Clark Griswold And for the most part it did David s tales of his experiences as a Little Elf in the Santaland Diaries are not to be missed and the ever present Six to Eight Black Men never gets less funny The problem this time was the inclusion of some fictional shorts in addition to the riotous autobiographical entries To be fair even some of them started out funny Sadly it seems David doesn t know when to stop when it comes to fictional works and takes the joke to the point of it being the literary euivalent of a beaten dead horse Still those meh selections can easily be skipped so you can get to the real gems like those mentioned above or another favorite of mine Jesus Shaves You can read that essay for free HERE or take a listenlook HERE

David Sedaris ✓ 5 Summary

Now; the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations Six to Eight Black Men; what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like The Monster Mash; and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry Cow and Turke. I always get David Sedaris and Dave Eggers confused for some reason Until now I ve never read anything by either of them but I can t remember who it is that everyone seems to hate Sedaris Eggers Both I had planned to read this a year ago but forgot I had it I thought I d better read it now during the holidays so I wouldn t have to wait another year to get to it I can never watch Christmas movies or read holiday stories when it s not Christmas it s depressingAnyway this was a perfect little book to read during all the holiday chaos while suffering from a near mental breakdown Mental breakdown caused by the mom freakout that happens every once in awhile when you realize there are actual lives depending on you and you don t even know how that happened or have a fucking clue what you re doing and are scared someone is going to find you out and are a little puzzled that they haven t already and you just go to bed to cry into your pillow You know that old chestnut It s a uick read funny and made me feel a little better knowing that I at least don t have to make a living handing out leaflets dressed in a taco costume Working as a Christmas Elf would be kind of fun though Well just for like a day The first story was my favorite and I was grateful for the laughs instead of the above stated tears There s a blurb for ya A great alternative to sobbing yourself to sleep J Soutas author of this really bad whiny reviewSo really thank you Dave Eggers David Sedaris I like you


10 thoughts on “Holidays on Ice

  1. says:

    I feel weird reviewing this book right now because the honest truth is I really genuinely did not like it And yet I’ve been called out recently by a bunch of helpful strangers on Goodreads for not liking their favorite books—this asshole telling me I should avoid all literary fiction this one here saying that my problem is with fiction in general—and I fear I’m going to develop a reputation for hating books and then Otis

  2. says:

    To the tune of “Frosty the Snowman”Da vid Se darisWas a writer oh so drollWith a uirky style and take on lifeThat will put you on the floorDa vid Se darisWrites the weirdest stuff you’ll seeAbout the Christmas whore and the Macy’s elvesAnd deathly children’s pageantryThere must have been some crazyIn the Sedaris family tree‘Cause

  3. says:

    After reading the first short story I thought this was going to be a delightful book SantaLand Diaries after all had me rolling down the isle of the plane on which I was reading it Okay I was just giggling constantly with freuent bursts of lo

  4. says:

    25 to 3 stars rounded up to 3 on the official rating to give Sedaris the benefit of the doubt I did not enjoy this uite as much as previous Sedaris titles I have read While it contained the cynicism I have come to expect from him it seemed to

  5. says:

    Find all of my reviews at you follow my reading you’re probably wondering what the hell could have happened to make me rate a Sedaris selection less than every Star Well lemma tell ya Although I was aware that this is a collection of items pulled from other Sedaris books many may not so it will appear to be a

  6. says:

    Holidays on Ice puts David Sedaris on ice Why? Because aside from one inclusion this is a collection of short fiction where as when Sedaris is riffing on real life in his autobio journal work the man is on fireDavid Sedaris

  7. says:

    I didn't find this audiobook engaging or funny I kept listening hoping it would get better and it's short Perhaps he's just not the author for me with the exception of last year's Calypso a book that I found excellent especially on audio

  8. says:

    Just the kind

  9. says:

    I always get David Sedaris and Dave Eggers confused for some reason Until now I've never read anything by eithe

  10. says:

    In 2004 I was in a relationship where partner and I had very different ideas of what the holidays should look like He's all about family and one up manship in the category of who brought the most uniuepopular gift and who c