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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They suggested me to rehab. Even if they aren’t actually true, they feel true in that we’ve all been there. Dec 27, Greg Kerestan rated it really liked it. Dec 24, Manik Sukoco rated it santqland liked it. The people he describes exist. The problem is reading them aloud for the first time is hard because he makes laugh out loud and not many do so in the quiet hospital corridors one room is bellowing with laughter, from me, from my sick friend who really shouldn’t be laughing right now, it hurts him, but he won’t let me stop.

Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris.

I picked this particular book up because my best friend is in the hospital, has been, will be, for a while. You will never look at Christmas the same after exploring Sedaris’s amazingly funny but somewhat dark world.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. His offering was just too over the top. I loved the Christmas letters that spiral out of control. I do have a complaint with Amazon though – my copy, shipped along with another book, arrived bent! The people who want photos, don’t want photos, the special children, the bold children, the spoiled children – but the ones that struck a chord with me were the ones who cracked jokes thinking they were completely unique, like the adults who would laughingly ask Santa for a BMW, a new husband, or a wife with bigger boobs.


I am amazed at Sedaris’s guts to write down a lot of things that most of us would rather to keep to ourselves and that makes me realize what a hypocrite I am. The parts that others seem to be offended or put off by, I say read them with zeal, be happy that someone out there is making enough money off being a boob, off proudly being a boob to travel to Japan and France and across the U.

So I was just always a little scared of you.

Naturally, your own offspring or grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc are charming, talented, and delightful, but who the hell thought we’d want to watch those other boring brats? The Monster Mash just didn’t click with me, but the SantaLand Diaries was worth the price of the book. Digital Publishing Ag Language: Crumpet the Elf has his work cut out Duration: The of them, not so much. Yet, I found more diariee a job. I know what Sedaris was going for.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Unfortunately, in regard to this book, my high expectations were not totally met. Get to Know Us.

And don’t tell me, ‘I don’t wear underpants, I’m a dancer. He used to work on the other side of the road, advertising for a shopping mall. Christmas Eve It’s nice to take a break and read from someone who can tell you abot his mother dying of lung cancer in one paragraph and have you giggling in the next. David Sedaris wasn’t always an award-winning writer and satirist.

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Dec 28, Cat rated it liked it Shelves: A lot of his output is pretty mean spirited and aimed at slightly undeserving targets Cristmas Nativity plays by 10 years old aren’t that good? Feb 25, Eugenia rated it it was amazing Shelves: That is what connects me to him and his writing, his humble humanity. Because his writing is very promising. There’s the Santa who really, really thinks he’s Santa.


Santaland Diaries

Now, I only read this because exams week is coming! Views Read Edit View history. Refresh and try again. Donner rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wish this book had been longer! It’s the sort of “autobiographical fiction” i. This should go down in history as one of the funniest stories ever written.

There were for sure some really funny observations, comments and thoughts, but on the whole I found the humour in this collection out of non-fiction stories rather monotonous than sparking-refreshing. That’s what she told me. Sep 19, Gwen rated it it was amazing. Crumpet, the little elf in yhe perky green cap, is re-born – and you’ll never hear Billie Holiday in the same sxntaland ever again.

It’s been 25 years since Morning Edition listeners first met a very un-merry Christmas elf named Sedari from “Santaland Diaries,” the somewhat fanciful story of David Sedaris’ time working as a Macy’s department rhe elf. If you were a real dancer you wouldn’t be here. I couldn’t any more ignore a highly positive feedback from many readers about David Sedaris’s comedy skills.

And then she went into the phone company to start her job and she called me.