Woah there, it looks like your browser is out of date.

To get the best experience, please update your browser.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Hardcover) uploaded by Tory K.
When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Hardcover)

When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Hardcover)


5.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars100%
  • 4 Stars0%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
5.00 / 5 based on 2 Reviews

Product Description

David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," ( The Christian Science Monitor ) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring" ( Seattle Times ). Praise for When You Are Engulfed in Flames: "Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris. defies the odds once again by delivering an intelligent take on the banalities of an absurd life." - Kirkus Reviews This latest collection proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he's also getting better. Sedaris's best stuff will still-after all this time-move, surprise, and entertain." - Booklist Table of Contents: 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 Solutions 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 see more...

Top Questions No one has asked a question yet! Be the first!

When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Hardcover)
When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Hardcover)
Reviews (2)
Q&A (0)
Media (1)
Leave a Review
Emily E.
290 reviews
This is my favorite out of all of David Sedaris' books. They are all good, but this one is the funniest to me. I like the adventures he goes through and the Japan essays.
Tory K.
Columbus, OH
233 reviews
David Sedaris is one of my favorite authors of all time. He manages to infuse humor into anecdotes that seem like they would be too serious. His short stories are always worth checking out.
Q & A

Looking for
your answer?

Be the First to Ask a Question

Sign up to join our community!

influenster cashback

Influenster and Ebates are partnering up to offer you CASH BACK!

Join more than 12 million members earning
Cash Back when you shop at your favorite stores!

Please confirm your email address.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor.