SantaLand Diaries. I was in a coffee shop looking through the want ads when I read, “Macy’s Herald Square, the largest store in the world, has. ‘Santaland Diaries’ contains six of David Sedaris’ most profound Christmas stories, from Dinah, the Christmas Whore to Season’s Greetings to our Friends and. Writer David Sedaris is back reading from his “Santaland Diaries.” It’s the story of his time as a Macy’s elf.

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This is a perfect read out-loud book The reception was hilarious. Archived from the original pdf on It did have me laughing aloud a few times on the train.

The people who bring the kids who are terrified. Dec 27, Greg Kerestan rated it really liked it. At the time the author was reading the SantaLand Diaries on NPR; we would listen on our respective drives home from AULA sanaland then rehash all the crazy stories and images the next day, sometimes laughing so hard that tears rolled down our cheeks. The idea there is funny a set of neighbours try to out-do each other with their charitable givings but as with the subjects of his other stories the targets davdi his jesting are rather obvious and do not probe further than the stereotype.

Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris.

Apr 23, M. Really this book is a 2. You will never look at Christmas the same after exploring Sedaris’s amazingly funny but somewhat dark world.

Views Read Edit View history. Text alone would get 3 or 4 stars, but the audio get s 7 stars on a 5 star scale. Now get out of my sight before I do something we both regret. Books by David Sedaris.


A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads ‘Santaland Diaries’

Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris 1 19 Aug 24, They suggested me to rehab. I quit the job. Mantello’s adaptation has since become a seasonal staple of regional, college and high-school theatre. Dec 05, Andy Moss rated it it was ok. If you have troubles navigating the ” The SantaLand Diaries is a gloomy anti-holiday tale for the rest of us gloomsters to get in the holiday spirit.

David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor. The novelty wears off quickly. Dec 28, Cat rated it liked it Shelves: I really wanted seearis like this. I wish this book had been longer! I still dream of elves. You’re an elf and you’re going to wear panties like an elf.

Feb 25, Eugenia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: Really, tell me more. It’s not entirely put me off Sedaris so I’d like to read another of his story collections sanatland see if this tone is a one-off or whether it was just that my love of Christmas blind me to its darkly comic ways.

The stories Sedaris writes from a personal point of view are the most successful. I sefaris, I’ll have more luck with my next I couldn’t any more ignore a highly positive feedback from many readers about David Sedaris’s comedy skills. His voice adds so much to this already funny story.

SantaLand Diaries

Now, I only read this because exams week is coming! I know what Sedaris was going for. Written inthis is the sho I’ve tried to read this short story before, when I wasn’t familiar with David Sedaris. I really enjoy David Sedaris, but you can tell this is one of his earlier writings and that he may be trying just a bit to hard to be funny.


Santaland Diaries – This American Life

This article about an essay or essay collection is a stub. Now, let’s review this good laugh. This article on a play from the s is a stub. Even if they aren’t actually true, they feel true in that we’ve all been there. Although Sedaris has claimed that the account is true, fact-checking by This American Life and others in the wake of the Mike Daisey Foxconn controversy has clouded the issue.

Those of us that are close to them know the “real story”. Dec 25, Angel Gelique rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 13, Shea rated it liked it. The Taco girl -that lousy bitch- told me how she needed to focus seddaris on her life, looking at it from different perspectives. Sedaris is one of the great comic essayists, and his blend of fiction and nonfiction sometimes impossible to completely separate has made “Santaland Diaries” both a truly memorable piece and a great one-man show.

So, boo hiss for me. The more you work the less you think. I couldn’t any more ignore a highly positive feedback from many readers about Diagies Sedaris’s comedy skills.

I couldn’t picture him in my head, I couldn’t hear his voice, I didn’t know what to make of him so I left it. Sep 05, Debbie Petersen rated it it was amazing. I thought I reviewed this but I guess I forgot.