When you are engulfed in flames / David Sedaris.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008.
viii, 323 pages ; 22 cm
Formatted Contents Note
It's catching Keeping up The understudy This old house Buddy, can you spare a tie? Road trips What I learned That's amore The monster mash In the waiting room Solution to Saturday's puzzle Adult figures charging toward a concrete toadstool Memento mori All the beauty you will ever need Town and country Aerial The man in the hut Of mice and men April in Paris Crybaby Old Faithful The smoking section.
Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life's most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated.--From publisher description.