Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

by David Sedaris

Little, Brown And Company | June 1, 1995 | Trade Paperback

Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: June 1, 1995

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316779423

ISBN - 13: 9780316779425

Found in: Entertainment, Essays

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rolling in the Aisles!! David Sedar's Barrel Fever is a laugh out loud riot! This is his debut book, and each short story is even more hillarious than the last! Who knew that a suicide note could be so funny? Or how about a bitter Christmas family newsletter? Sedaris' twisted humour will make you literally laugh right out of your seat. It's an easy read, and a very enjoyable one at that. The best book from Sedari's body of work to date, in my opinion!
Date published: 2001-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Barrel Fever This is a biting satire of everthing we hold dear...From Trailer Trash Funerals to Mike Tyson love affairs...I throughly enjoyed Barrel Fever- laughing till I cried- and Crying till I wept. I would recommend this book to anyone who has nothing sacred...it was funny, touching, and just a plain good read.
Date published: 2001-01-19

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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

by David Sedaris

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: June 1, 1995

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316779423

ISBN - 13: 9780316779425

About the Book

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.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively though Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in France

From Our Editors

Short stories and essays by an apartment cleaner and a popular commentator for National Public Radio come to life in this edition of Barrel Fever. The stories featured highlight the absurd behavior of modern Americans, such as the suburban dad who saves money by performing surgery at home.