It’s been 25 years since Morning Edition listeners first met a very un-merry Christmas elf named Crumpet from “Santaland Diaries,” the. ‘Santaland Diaries’ contains six of David Sedaris’ most profound Christmas stories, from Dinah, the Christmas Whore to Season’s Greetings to our Friends and. David Sedaris was not always an award-winning writer and satirist. For two consecutive Christmases, he was elf at a New York department store. These are .

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David Sedaris: The Santaland Diaries

Feb 24, Lorenzo Berardi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Share your thoughts with other customers. The good people santalanc Little, Brown and Company did you a solid by also releasing this exact same book as ‘Holidays on Ice’ which is awesome if you need two copies of the same book but with a different title, which is really sedsris Christmas is all about.

Dec 13, Shea rated it liked it.

I think most of these diaroes are ones I would enjoy re-reading and the collection is a great introduction to this author’s writing. Crumpet, the little elf in the perky green cap, is re-born – and you’ll never hear Billie Holiday in the same way ever again. And then she went into the phone company to start her job and she called me. 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 sesaris the targets of his jesting are rather obvious and do not probe further than the stereotype.

Published by Abacus first published October 1st Jul 19, Sharon rated it really liked it. I liked the first two stories, and had a great time reading diries. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trust me I have my own fair share of the comedically tragic, but when my secaris can laugh at the crazy things I say and do when I am hallucinating because Lupus is attacking my brain I am way better than when they santakand crying over it.


As we approach Christmas, I really suggest you get a copy of the tapes from NPR archives, failin My introduction to Sedaris was via my great friend, Craig. Holidays bring out the crazy in all of us.

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Or, even, pretend memoirs. AmazonGlobal Diariez Orders Internationally. If these stories are typical, he’s both funny and thoughtful, which is a nice combination.

I don’t share much of a background with David Sedaris, I’m not from a “middle class” family, I have no college education IVY LEAGUE even, c’monno one in my family has had anything to do with the arts, I’m an only freakin’ child, I’m born bred and have always lived in the North West, I don’t even have a passport let alone the means to live in any country I please From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The reception was hilarious. I have scraped enough blood out from the crotches of elf knickers to last me the rest of my life.

The of them, not so much.

Strongly recommended for a dose of Christmas commercial absurdism. Sedaris is meant to be heard, and I can hear his voice reading these short stories as I read them. Really this book is a 2. You will ssedaris look at Christmas the same after exploring Sedaris’s amazingly funny but somewhat dark world. Retrieved from ” https: This is actually pretty hilarious.

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.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I loved the Christmas letters that spiral out of control. Prepare for exams by reading irrelevant books. You can see the satirical voice Sedaris is aiming for, but for me it just wasn’t quite clever enough, or witty enough, to pull of the rather mean things he says. To ask other readers questions about SantaLand Diariesplease sign up. Sign in to the BBC, or Register. Tis the season, so why not read a short essay on David Sedaris’s experiences being an elf in SantaLand one Christmas.


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I like David Sedaris. I picked this particular book up because my best friend is in the hospital, has been, will be, for a while. Very much front loaded so the first piece was very good and then went down hill for the others. I’ll try weighing it down with a stack of heavy books to weigh it down and hopefully straighten it out, but they should have shipped it differently – maybe between 2 sheets of heavy cardboard or something.

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I did like the first tale, the Christmas Whore tale and the final little bit, but everything else was just too, too much, especially the letter and the one-upmanship story.

Ira Glass, who produced it for Morning Edition, knew when he recorded it that it was special. The Christmas Family update letter was just awful. And as Sedaris read it, Glass says he knew it was something special. Now, after reading some of his other books and listening to him being incredibly funny, warm and self-deprecating and singing jingles in the style of Billie Srdaris – it was time to revisit diaties. Forget reading blah stuff like The Night before Christmas as your holiday classic!

Dec 25, Angel Gelique rated it liked it Shelves: Written inthis is the short story of David’s experience as a 33 year old Macy’s Christmas Elf. 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.

This diariea the first David Sedaris book I’ve read, but I plan to read more. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.