Stories and Essays
Pub. price: $15.99
ISBN10: 0316779423 ISBN13: 9780316779425 Publisher: Back Bay Books Published: Jun 1 1995 Pages: 196 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. Sedaris's collection of essays and stories is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.