[David Sedaris] Holidays on Ice [booze Book] ePUB

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Now; 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 Turke I always get David Sedaris and Dave Eggers confused for some reason Until now I ve never read anything by either of them but I can t remember who it is that everyone seems to hate Sedaris Eggers Both I had planned to read this a year ago but forgot I had it I thought I d better read it now during the holidays so I wouldn t have to wait another year to get to it I can never watch Christmas movies or read holiday stories when it s not Christmas it s depressingAnyway this was a perfect little book to read during all the holiday chaos while suffering from a near mental breakdown Mental breakdown caused by the mom freakout that happens every once in awhile when you realize there are actual lives depending on you and you don t even know how that happened or have a fucking clue what you re doing and are scared someone is going to find you out and are a little puzzled that they haven t already and you just go to bed to cry into your pillow You know that old chestnut It s a uick read funny and made me feel a little better knowing that I at least don t have to make a living handing out leaflets dressed in a taco costume Working as a Christmas Elf would be kind of fun though Well just for like a day The first story was my favorite and I was grateful for the laughs instead of the above stated tears There s a blurb for ya A great alternative to sobbing yourself to sleep J Soutas author of this really bad whiny reviewSo really thank you Dave Eggers David Sedaris I like you

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Holidays on Ice

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six 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 I feel weird reviewing this book right now because the honest truth is I really genuinely did not like it And yet I ve been called out recently by a bunch of helpful strangers on Goodreads for not liking their favorite books this asshole telling me I should avoid all literary fiction this one here saying that my problem is with fiction in general and I fear I m going to develop a reputation for hating books and then Otis will kick me off Goodreads and all the mean girls in the Feedback Group will cheer and the only people who will care are the one hundred sixty four people in my friends list but then a huge chunk of those people are real life friends who have only ever logged into Goodreads once so in the end there are about five people who will care Maybe sixAnd that s not to mention some of these other pressing fears a reviewer has to deal with what if I rate too many books lowly will people think I m just trying to stir the pot and call negative attention to myself or what if I rate too many books highly will people think I m indiscriminate about which books are my favorites and therefore consider me unreliable I suppose there s also the potential for too many mediocre reviews and I guess that s the guy whom everybody thinks can t make up his freaking mindIn the end I m going to just opt for honesty I disliked this David Sedaris book I have never read a David Sedaris book before but I understand him to be a very popular comedian and I usually enjoy very popular comedians Except this book isn t funny The initial story around which the entire collection is based SantaLand Diaries is about Sedaris s stint as a Christmas elf at a Macy s department store The observations of his boss of the other elves of parents and children waiting to see Santa and of the other shoppers are pretty standard fare there is nothing particularly noteworthy about his comments that made me laugh or even raise an eyebrow in amusement Of his other stories there is really only one that is mildly memorable the rest rely heavily on shock value which is not something that can successfully stand on its own in my opinion Having said that I don t know that I will give up on Sedaris altogether This book seems sort of thrown together most of the stories not relating to anything in particular whether to each other or to any unified theme but I would expect some of his other collections to have better focus and I will retain his other books in my to read list based on that expectation

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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 S 25 to 3 stars rounded up to 3 on the official rating to give Sedaris the benefit of the doubt I did not enjoy this uite as much as previous Sedaris titles I have read While it contained the cynicism I have come to expect from him it seemed to overpower the humor a lot than usual So instead of being amused I was left feeling uncomfortable Also since this is a much shorter compilation of holiday related stories it did not have the full satisfaction of one of his full length books with all original material Note I say holiday related in the previous sentence but there is one story in here about cadavers that I was not uite sure how it related to holidaysIf you are a die hard Sedaris fan check it out If you are just starting with Sedaris there are much better places to begin When You Are Engulfed in Flames Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim


10 thoughts on “Holidays on Ice

  1. says:

    I feel weird reviewing this book right now because the honest truth is I really genuinely did not like it And yet I’ve been called out recently by a bunch of helpful strangers on Goodreads for not liking their favorite books—this asshole telling me I should avoid all literary fiction this one here saying that my problem is with fiction in general—and I fear I’m going to develop a reputation for hating books and then Otis will kick m

  2. says:

    To the tune of “Frosty the Snowman”Da vid Se darisWas a writer oh so drollWith a uirky style and take on lifeThat will p

  3. says:

    After reading the first short story I thought this was going to be a delightful book SantaLand Diaries after all had me ro

  4. says:

    25 to 3 stars rounded up to 3 on the official rating to give Sedaris the benefit of the doubt I did not enjoy this uite as much as previous Sedaris titles I have read While it contained the cynicism I have come to expect from him it seemed to overpower the humor a lot than usual So instead of being amused I was left feeling uncomfortable Also since this is a much shorter compilation of holiday related stories it did not have the full satisf

  5. says:

    Find all of my reviews at you follow my reading you’re probably wondering what the hell could have happened to make me rate a Sedaris selection less than every Star Well lemma tell ya Although I was aware that this is a collection of items pulled from other Sedaris books many may not so it will appear to be a money grab which it totally is I don’t really care though since 1 I got it from the library so it cost me zero dollars and 2 Davi

  6. says:

    Holidays on Ice puts David Sedaris on ice Why Because aside from one inclusion this is a collection of short fiction where as when Sedaris is riffing on real life in his autobio journal work the man is on fireDavid Sedaris is best listened to rather than read in my opinion I always go the audiobook route with him becaus

  7. says:

    I didn't find this audiobook engaging or funny I kept listening hoping it would get better and it's short Perhaps he's just not the author for me with the exception of last year's Calypso a book that I found excellent especially on audio

  8. says:

    Just the kind of book to get me into the spirit of Christmas no sarcasm intended

  9. says:

    I always get David Sedaris and Dave Eggers confused for some reason Until now I've never read anything by either of them but I can't remember who it is that everyone seems to hate Sedaris Eggers Both I had planned to read this a year ago but

  10. says:

    In 2004 I was in a relationship where partner and I had very different ideas of what the holidays should look like He's all about family and one up manship in the category of who brought the most uniuepopular gift and who created the best dish for the potluck end of the Christmas meal Me I'd rather vacate So I packed up the dog th