Let s Explore Diabetes With Owls

Let s Explore Diabetes With Owls Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780748123056
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A guy walks into a bar . . . From here the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris delights with twists of humour and intelligence, remembering his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants) his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant) and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered pygmy. By turns hilarious and moving, David Sedaris masterfully looks at life's absurdities as he takes us on adventures that are not to be forgotten.

Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780316125680
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown
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A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" (Washington Post).

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9781847375902
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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'When apple-picking season ended, I got a Job in a packing plant and gravitated towards short stories, which I could read during my break and reflect upon for the remainder of my shift. A good one would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit . . . Once, before leaving on vacation, I copied an entire page from an Alice Munro story and left it in my typewriter, hoping a burglar might come upon it and mistake her words for my own. That an intruder would spend his valuable time reading, that he might be impressed by the description of a crooked face, was something I did not question, as I believed, and still do, that stories can save you'.

Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim

Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780748125944
Year 2010-09-16
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveller. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his new book David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives - a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim finds one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today at the peak of his form.

Barrel Fever

Barrel Fever Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780748123087
Year 2010-08-05
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz and the National Enquirer, Sedaris's collection of stories and essays is a rollicking tour through the American Zeitgeist: a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tried to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; and in his essays, David Sedaris considers the hazards of rewards of smoking, writing for Giantess magazine, and living with his scrappy brother Paul, aka 'The Rooster'. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes and reads stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behaviour. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life - and anything can happen.

When You Are Engulfed In Flames

When You Are Engulfed In Flames Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780748125937
Year 2010-09-16
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this new book of stories. Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life - the etiquette of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger or how to soundproof your windows with LP covers against neurotic songbirds - to the most deeply resonant human truths. Taking in the parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo and the purchase of a human skeleton, and culminating in a brilliant account of his attempt to quit smoking - in Tokyo - David Sedaris's sixth story collection is a fresh masterpiece of comic writing.

Holidays on Ice

Holidays on Ice Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780316073639
Year 2009-05-04
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey"). No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).

Meaty Balls

Meaty Balls Author Vincent Daniels
ISBN-10 9781329978515
Year 2016-03-23
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
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Meaty Balls is a thoroughly insightful and equally hilarious collection of essays by Vincent Daniels, whom the Metro Times calls "a welcome addition to the humor genre" and "perfect for fans of David Sedaris". The nature of Daniels' observational and frank humor will be a hit with fans of Jim Gaffigan and Louis C.K. Meaty Balls holds nothing back in its honest, charismatic, and laugh-out-loud discussions regarding life's awkward moments, glorious mishaps, and shameless victories. Daniels recounts drunken barbecues with ex-in-laws, golf club assaults, court battles for corn dogs, a treasure-hoarding centenarian's birthday party, a funeral for a stripper's church-going brother, and a run-in with his doppelganger. In between such expositions, Daniels tackles hearty topics such as his summary on the F-word, rant on attractive people, and guide to office laziness. He finds humor in tender subjects, like the coveted snacks his father wouldn't share and his penchant for being accosted by strangers.

This Modern Love

This Modern Love Author Will Darbyshire
ISBN-10 9781501154454
Year 2016-08-16
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In the tradition of Post Secret and Other People’s Love Letters, a crowdsourced compilation of letters, stories, and art work about the modern state of love and relationships, edited by rising filmmaker and beloved YouTube vlogger Will Darbyshire. “What would you say to your ex, without judgment?” This is the question filmmaker and vlogger Will Darbyshire posed to hundreds of thousands of his closest friends on YouTube. Seeking closure after a tough break-up, Will was driven to strike up an intimate conversation with his online audience, and to get at the heart of one of life’s unknowable yet universal mysteries: love. Over a period of six months, Will posed a series of questions to his audience and asked them to reveal their innermost feelings about their own romantic experiences in the form of hand-written letters, poems, photographs, and emails. The result is a curated collection of responses that are, at turns, funny, dark, confessional, awkward, comforting, and uplifting. This Modern Love is a compelling portrait of individual desires, fantasies, resentments, and fears that reminds us that, whether we’re in or out of love, we’re not alone.

Rogue Trader

Rogue Trader Author Nick Leeson
ISBN-10 9781405515160
Year 2012-01-19
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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When Leeson was arrested in 1995 for bringing Barings Bank to its knees, it initially seemed as if he had single-handedly crushed the company. Indeed, it was he alone who found himself in the dark confines of a Singapore jail, from where he wrote Rogue Trader. Now updated for the twentieth anniversary of the collapse of Barings, this is his story of a broken system; of a cast of characters blind to anything but profits - whatever the cost. Leeson's tale of boom and bust is an important reminder of the immense power the banking system held and, worryingly, still holds.

Live at Carnegie Hall

Live at Carnegie Hall Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 1405500123
Year 2003
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown Young Readers
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No one renders the pathos, chaos and impossible variety of daily encounters like David Sedaris. On every subject, he is bruisingly painful and tenderly affectionate. Recorded live on October 22, 2002, LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL features excerpts from his forthcoming collection of essays, DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM. Includes: Thanks Repeat After Me Why Them? Who's the Chef? Buddy Can You Spare a Tie? LessonThree: The Feminine Mistake Lesson Four: With a Pal Like This, You Don't Need An Enemy Six to Eight Black Men

Naked

Naked Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780748123049
Year 2010-08-05
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A riotous collection of memoirs which explores the absurd hilarity of modern life and creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behaviour in 'A Plague of Tics' to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the company of lunatics. At this soulful and moving moment, he brushes cigarette ashes from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity leaving himself both under suspicion and over dressed.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780748133673
Year 2011-11-03
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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This collection of sharply observed animal-themed tales is a delight, told with David Sedaris's trademark blend of hilarity and goodnaturedness. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of our own everyday interactions. In 'The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck', three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In 'Hello Kitty', a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In 'The Squirrel and the Chipmunk', a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members.

Understanding Owls

Understanding Owls Author Jemima Parry-Jones
ISBN-10 9781446359754
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher David & Charles
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The only guide to every aspect of living and working with owls, wirtten by one of the world's top experts in the field of birds of prey: Jemima Parry-Jones, owner of the world-famous National Birds of Prey Centre. Owls have become increasingly popular as pets, as birds that specialists want to breed, or that people want to fly for pleasure, or to train and fly for demonstrations at zoos and bird of prey centres, and even as birds to use for hunting. It will help you understand owls to assure your own owl of the best possible situation in captivity. Jemima Parry-Jones covers everything to help you learn more about owls, either to keep them, breed them, or to train and fly one: taxonomy, biology; owl anatomy, morphology and behavior, housing and equipment, breeding owls, incubation, rearing, maintaining and managing your owls, training and hunting.