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Holidays on Ice
Holidays on Ice | David Sedaris
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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).
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DivineDiana
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Mehso-so

✅First David Sedaris
✅ Quick read
✅ Winner of Most Bizarre Christmas Stories
✅ Favorite one involves working as a Macy‘s Elf
✅ Read at your own risk

megnews Great review! 3w
DivineDiana @megnews Thank you! ❤️ 3w
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Some kind person put this in the #LittleFreeLibrary right in front of my building.
I especially consider it a score because most of the books put in there are for kids (there‘s a childcare next door, and it‘s a children‘s reading org that sponsors it).
And finally the door on the LFL got fixed; it recently blew off when we had particularly bad weather…

marleed I put a couple holiday books in a LFL this week. I sure hope they made someone happy! 1mo
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DivineDiana
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New Hoopla audiobook. Holiday theme. First David Sedaris!

britt_brooke This one is dark, but funny. Hope you enjoy! 1mo
DivineDiana Thank you for the warning @britt_brooke ! 🎅🏻 1mo
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marleed
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I looked for an available audiobook that wasn‘t my typical shoomzy Christmas tale. This book was published in 1998, some of the comedy didn‘t age well, is offensive, and reminds me realize that even in our current environment of political meanness we‘ve come a long way in understanding comedy at the expense of groups of people is really not funny. His essay of translating non-English speaking traditions to English is my favorite.

DivineDiana Just starting this. I have read glowing reviews of this author, so I decided to give it a try. Based on your review, I am now a bit apprehensive, but will continue. Agree wholeheartedly about comedy at the expense of demeaning others is not funny! 1mo
marleed @DivineDiana Oh it‘s super short, so I‘d recommend you keep going because the funny parts really are good. The translated story of 6-8 black men will stay with me forever. It‘s also interesting to have an opinion but weigh it against the published date - there a lesson there that only reader‘s understand. (edited) 1mo
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Mccall0113
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Classic Sedaris 🙃

LeahBergen Yes! 👏🏻 1mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Mehso-so

I have been a David Sedaris fan for a very long time, but this collection did not hit the mark for me like his earlier collections. Some of the words he uses are no longer acceptable and made me cringe. 😬 Still, the essays where Sedaris writes about childhood memories with his siblings and sharp-tongued parents shine. “The Santaland Diaries” has also been adapted into a one man play, and is a fun experience. 3⭐️#wintergames #mistletoemaniacs

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Jadams1776 This is my Very Merry Bingo selection for prompt #25. 😀 1mo
Jadams1776 🎄🎉👍🏻🎁 1mo
DivineDiana The play sounds like fun! Will keep an eye out for a production! 1mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @DivineDiana It‘s super fun and Sedaris‘s words come to life. Hope you can see it sometime! 😀 1mo
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Mccall0113
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Husband went to the local library‘s used book sale today and surprised me with this! We saw sedaris speak in September. lol wit

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Patchshank
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Just finished my first holiday read and holy crap you littens were right. It does get dark. I mean geez.

#AVeryMerryReadathon #WinterCosy #AVeryMerryBingo #BookSpin #HolidayHorrors #WinterGames #GameSleighers

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MoonWitch94 It. Was. Tough. Lol. I read it a few years ago, and it was quite the downer. 2mo
TheSpineView Excellant! 😍📖📚 2mo
Patchshank What are the chances that this ended up being my #DoubleSpin. @TheAromaofBooks 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Magpiegem
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Book 29- 2021: I didn‘t love all of this audiobook but I did love the story about Sedaris‘ time as a Macy‘s elf and the live section and those alone are enough to get me to recommend this book. It was funny, sad, whimsical, melancholy and often just plain strange! And it got me into the holiday spirit as my first completed ok of #wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers #WGwordsearch 300 (then I stopped counting) Points total 326

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cute ⛄️❤️💚 2mo
StayCurious Great job! 2mo
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Magpiegem
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Ready to start this one in the morning! #wintergames2021 Time to get festive!!

StayCurious Waiting for this one at my library 2mo
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Cinfhen
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I get why this collection isn‘t for everyone but for me, listening to Sedaris share his days as a Macy‘s Holiday Elf was priceless. And when he describes the traditions associated with Christmas Eve around the world, I was laughing out loud. I‘ve heard Sedaris read a few of these personal essays before and they are STILL just as funny. His delivery is always perfect.

Nute I just picked up David Sedaris‘s The Best of Me because I read that he is really funny. Thanks for the endorsement of that sentiment.🙂 2mo
GypsyKat Adding this to my December TBR! 2mo
Cinfhen I recently listened to the audio of Best of Me @Nute and I definitely laughed a lot. His humor is a little dark but I find him so endearing - his personal family essays are ridiculous!! I hope you enjoy 😊 (edited) 2mo
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Cinfhen It‘s perfect for a December listen @GypsyKat ☃️🎄🎅🏽I was able to borrow from #OverDrive 2mo
GypsyKat @Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to it! 🥰 2mo
britt_brooke When he sings Away in a Manger as Billie Holiday …. 😂 2mo
Cinfhen Yesssss!!! Hilarious 😂 @britt_brooke 2mo
Suet624 Love this guy. 2mo
Cinfhen He‘s so inappropriately hilarious @Suet624 🥰 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Thanks for the reminder @britt_brooke I‘m SO in the mood for some Sedaris ♥️🙌🏻🎧#NonFictionNovember

britt_brooke Yay! 🙌🏼 2mo
Cinfhen He‘s fucking hilarious!!! Some stories I‘ve heard before and they are JUST as funny the third or fourth time hearing them @britt_brooke Now I‘m really upset that he didn‘t do the audio for 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I‘m so happy you said that! I never get tired of his stories. He‘s ridiculous! 😂 And I know - it‘s hard to beat his narration. That was a big miss. I still loved the book, but that was such a bummer. (edited) 2mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Annual #reread to get me into the awkward, dark, and hilarious holiday spirit! As usual, my favorites are his personal essays, but the short stories here are decent, too. Disturbing as hell and intentionally offensive. This book is def not for everyone, but it *is* for me. I‘ll always be grateful for the ridiculous masterpiece that is “Six to Eight Black Men” - a funny AF essay about Dutch Christmas customs.

LeahBergen I love this book. One of his best! 😆😆 2mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen I love it, too! And I‘m so happy to hear you say that because it has a pretty low rating on here. I mean, you either “get” Sedaris or you don‘t. 😂 2mo
Patchshank This is on my TBR for next month. Glad to hear it's good. 2mo
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britt_brooke @Patchshank Hope you enjoy! Some stories are very dark, so be prepared. 😂😅 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s on my TBR for December 💚 2mo
Allkat Sounds good! 2mo
britt_brooke @Allkat Very entertaining! 2mo
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ferskner
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One of my goals this year is to stay on top of posting Litsy reviews/book challenge prompts. Over three weeks in and I'm finally doing it! I find his short stories to be elitist and mean-spirited, but David Sedaris's essays are perfection.

#litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia

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rather_be_reading
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The first chapter was HILARIOUS but the subsequent chapters fell a little flat. Also, it was unclear to the average person if it was fiction or nonfiction. I usually love Sedaris, but this was just eh.

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Book 4

Dirk_Wethington Fun read! I‘ve seen him speak/read, and attended a theatrical performance of this one several years ago. 13mo
rather_be_reading @Dirk_Wethington i bet that was great! 13mo
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NotoriousMBG
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The opening essay, “SantaLand Diaries” is genuinely funny. However, despite my being a Sedaris fan, and understanding that his whole schtick is humor by way of shock value and offensiveness; the subsequent essays were a slog. It is safe to say that many of these essays...did not age well.

SamAnne Right? I was so disappointed reading this collection. Really didn‘t age well. 13mo
NotoriousMBG I wasn‘t all that surprised, given that it was originally published in 1997...but it was disappointing all the same. 13mo
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ferskner
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My first read of the year done! Which is great since I failed miserably at my goal for 2020 😂

britt_brooke Yay! I listen to this on audio every December. 😂 13mo
Gissy Did you read at least one book? If the answer is yes, you did it!!!📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 13mo
AlaMich It is hilarious listening to Sedaris read the section on being an elf. In my head I still hear him saying, “oh, little elf, little elf!” @britt_brooke 13mo
britt_brooke @AlaMich 🤣🤣 13mo
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aperfectmjk
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Update day... lots of updates coming your way from this past week. This was a quick fun listen. There's something about David Sedaris' humor that just kind of catches you off guard. Sometimes you just don't know where he's going with it. #WinterGames2020 #readnosedreindeer #littenlisten #bookmasbingo #bookishbingo #ReadYourWay #CrushTheRush #DashingDecember #ChristmasSpirit #WinterSolstice (x2)

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sarahljensen
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Haven't listened to an audio book in awhile, but listened to this over the last few days.

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EclecticBookLover
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One book down, two to go to meet my goals for #dashingdecember and #wintersolsticereasathon

This was my first Sedaris and while some of the stories were funny, some of the just didn't work for me. I'm glad I listened to it. I think if I read it, I wouldn't have enjoyed it at all.

britt_brooke Sedaris‘s personal essay collections are better (that is, if you ever want to try him again). 😉 You‘re 100% right about listening to him. His narration adds a lot. 13mo
EclecticBookLover @britt_brooke good to know! I'll keep that in mind. 13mo
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EclecticBookLover
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Finally baking! First up Cinnamon Espress Chip Cookies. These are so easy and so good! Plus they're #vegan (mine aren't). Almost done with the tagged book.

Recipe: http://tabsandtidbits.com/cinnamon-espresso-chocolate-chip-cookies/

#wintergames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer

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aperfectmjk
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LadyElaine
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The annual re-listen commences!

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PandaPanda
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I listened to this years ago one Christmas and remember frequently laughing out loud. It did not disappoint the second time!

+26 for this holiday read! @StayCurious #teamrednosedreindeer

StayCurious Actually each story counts for 25 points. So multiply by how many stories you read ! 13mo
PandaPanda @StayCurious ahh ok. Will do. I‘ll update that I‘m actually about to post my total for the week anyway 13mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. My mom or Santa Claus always put a dollar and an orange in our stockings. I did it for my is and at 31 and 26 it's still the thing they mention at Christmas. My daughter is now keeping the tradition with my grandson.
2. Everything! I have been in a grateful state of mind this week and so much is around me to be grateful for.
#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon @Jerdencon

Cosmos_Moon What a great tradition to pass on! I love it 🥰 13mo
Jerdencon Missed this yesterday - thanks for the tag! I love that tradition and glad to hear everything is going well :)
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Hestapleton
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Omg this is a new holiday favorite! Sedaris‘s dry wit had me CACKLING. When I‘m bummed about how different the holidays are this year, his sarcasm reminds me that some parts are actually terrible - rush to get pictures with Santa anyone? This is going to have to be an annual read for me.
12 stories/essays (3 not about Xmas) so 226 points for #wintergames #teamreadnosedreindeer

PurpleyPumpkin This was a great book!😂 13mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Annual #reread. Very darkly humorous. Definitely not for everyone.

JenReadsAlot I did a reread this year too! 13mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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Mehso-so

As is my usual feel with Sedaris, some pieces were great, some not my thing. I LOVED the theatre critic reviewing children's pageants, that one made me cackle with glee.

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abookishbutterfly
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Mehso-so

Rating average: 3.08

~Santaland Diaries: 2.5 stars

~Seasons Greetings to Our Friends and Family: 3 stars

~Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol: 4 stars

~Based Upon a True Story: 2 stars

~Christmas Means Giving: 4 stars

~Dinah, the Christmas Whore: 2 stars

~Jesus Shaves: 3 stars

~Us and Them: 3.5 stars

~Let it Snow: 3 stars

~Six to Eight Black Men: 4 stars

~The Monster Mash: 3 stars

~The Cow and the Turkey: 3 stars

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wanderinglynn
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Panpan

My first (and maybe last) Sedaris. SantaLand Diaries was moderately humorous, if you like observational humor that‘s dark and sarcastic. The only other one of the 12 I found remotely amusing was Six to Eight Black Men. The fictional pieces I didn‘t like at all—not his forte and some just haven‘t aged well.

Book 6 for #wintergames #teamreadnosedreindeer
4 hrs for #littenlisten

CaroPi Oh so bad you didn't like it. To be honest this is my least favorite of him. I prefer his other books. But yes you need to like dark humor to like Sedaris. Did you listen the audiobook? 13mo
wanderinglynn @CaroPi I did listen to the audiobook. I like dark humor, but this one just didn‘t work for me. 13mo
CaroPi @wanderinglynn well not all the books are for every one... But you did try... That is the important part 😊 13mo
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SamAnne I agree this one does not age well. I am looking forward to reading his new collection of essays. 13mo
wanderinglynn @CaroPi @SamAnne I may have to give one of his newer collections a try. 13mo
CaroPi @SamAnne I started the collection. But since I already listen to several of his other works I didn't went far. Is the best of Sedaris. Is good for someone who doesn't know him well 13mo
CarolynM I'm afraid I just don't get David Sedaris at all. 13mo
wanderinglynn @CarolynM yes, he‘s definitely got a certain style that only appeals to a certain audience. 13mo
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LitStephanie
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Loving all the wonderful cards! Thank you, @LibrarianRyan for putting this together!
#holidaycardswap #cardswap
I love the tagged book, and some of the card swap group will understand why I am referencing it here.

LibrarianRyan Nice!! 13mo
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JenReadsAlot
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I listen to this most years around the holidays! #readnosedreindeer #wintergames @StayCurious free space #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 14mo
fakesteph I love this one. I should reread jt 13mo
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ncsufoxes
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I‘m usually a fan of David Sedaris & his quirky style but this was not my favorite. I think maybe because the book was written in 1997 & now we are more aware of our use of language. One more holiday book down & one more bingo square marked off, 26 points.
#merryreaders #christmasgames2020 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 14mo
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j9brown
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This is a disappointed No. I really wanted to like this. I guess I just don't get this author. Some of his stuff is really very funny (the Halloween story made me cackle), but too much of his humor crosses into mean-spiritedness to me. And oh boy it didn't age well.
I did really like how this audiobook incorporated bits of music.

I'll math out my points in a little while 😝 #wintergames2020 #merryreaders @Clwojick

Liz_M I couldn't agree more -- his humor doesn't work for me and also I find his excessively nasal voice unbearable. 😣 😁 14mo
j9brown Okay sooooo 12 short holiday stories = 300pts. Plus about 4 hours for participating bingos/readathons = 280 pts. Plus post 1 pt. 586pts! 14mo
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j9brown @Liz_M We're not alone, it's got a fairly low rating here. I don't get how he got so popular still, I didn't like the other book I read of his either! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 14mo
TheSpineView That's a bummer!😔 14mo
Clwojick ♥️❄️Way to go!❄️♥️ 14mo
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BoldCityBooks
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Book club December pick! I love Sedaris and am enjoying this one so far. #bookclub #davidsedaris #fiftypercentbookclub

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ncsufoxes
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Going for my first #bookspin #bookspinbingo #merryreaders I‘m finishing my first semester of grad school in the next few weeks. Looking forward to getting some reading done during my month off

Q84 Great list! 14mo
BkClubCare Great list 14mo
AmyK1 Great list! 14mo
Cinsarly I love Holidays on Ice! I listen to it every year. Great list. :) 14mo
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Shadowfat
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I found this book to be all over the place. I liked his personal stories but the fiction ones were pretty harsh, I think they went a little too far. Some people on Goodreads felt the same way i do but they got reamed out by people, i was surprised! I won't give up on him yet but his writing may not be for me...

Megabooks Holidays on Ice is my least favorite of his. Try these two next. The first is my fav or his later ones. (edited) 2y
Megabooks This is my favorite of the ones about his childhood. 2y
Shadowfat Thanks for the recommendations @Megabooks , I'm definitely going to check those out! 2y
SamAnne I felt the same way. This book has not aged well. I am not easily offended at all. But making fun of challenged kids. Jokes at the expense of immigrants? Ugh. (edited) 2y
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j.rye
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There are very few things I can‘t handle or that I find offensive. The use of the “r-word” is definitely on that short list. Sedaris uses it so frequently in the first story that I had to bail. It soured the whole book for me. I still like Sedaris. I still think Let‘s Explore Diabetes with Owls is freaking hilarious. I‘ll probably read the rest of his books. But I don‘t see myself picking this particular one up again. 🧩 💙💙💙

DGRachel This was the only Sedaris I‘ve ever read/listened to and I found it so mean and offensive. I don‘t blame you for bailing. The only reason I finished was to check off a challenge prompt! 2y
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Cinsarly
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"I'd hope to spend the evening in my bedroom, working on the pastel portrait of Socrates I planned to quietly give myself as an anti-Christmas present." - quote from the story "Dinah, the Christmas Whore" #WinterGames #SlayBells @MidnightBookGirl @StayCurious @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl 6pts for a Holiday Laugh! 2y
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Cinsarly
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If you have ever recieved a cringe worthy Christmas letter (are there non-cringe worthy Christmas letters?), this is the story for you. This satirical letter tells of the Dunbars and their legal woes, as the mother pleads her case. PLEADS!!!! She was quite understanding when her husband's illegitimare half Vietnamese daughter showed up on her doorstep. REALLY!?! #WINTERGAMES #SLAYBELLS #HOLIDAYREAD 20 pts @MidnightBookGirl @StayCurious @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl 21 pts! 2y
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Cinsarly
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A 33 yr old man works as a Christmas Elf in Macy's in NYC. I have read this story dozens of times. Darkly hilarious. One of my favorites in the collection. Usher elf. Exit elf. Photo elf. "I spend all day lying to people, saying, 'You look so pretty,' and 'Santa can't wait to visit with you. You're all he talks about. It's just not Christmas without you." ? #WinterGames #SlayBells #HolidayRead 20 pts @MidnightBookGirl @StayCurious @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl 21 pts! 2y
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TamTracy
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Pretty funny collection of short holiday stories. If it wasn‘t for SantaLand Diaries I would have rated it three stars but that one bumped it up to four. Dinah, the Christmas Whore made me giggle a bit too. Highly recommend SantaLand Diaries. It had me laughing out loud. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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IndoorDame
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Dark and sardonic. Laugh out loud funny. These stories are the perfect offbeat #holidayread #wintergames #jingleballers @FantasyChick @StayCurious @Clwojick

jb72 I laughed out loud on a few of these stories. 2y
FantasyChick I've heard mixed reviews about this one. Glad you liked it! 2y
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SamAnne
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I hate to pan a Sedaris book. Love his spoken word and bits on This American Life. And always loved Santaland Diaries on NPR every holiday season. But the unabridged version includes derogatory descriptions of disabled kids. The 2nd story includes a really offensive Asian caricature. I could not enjoy any of the stories that came after, save 2 he has read on TAL. #Jingleballers #WinterGames #HolidayRead #ImpulseRead @FantasyChick

SamAnne I might have cut Sedaris some slack since the writings are decades old and he has matured and become more self-aware. BUT this book is a revised and expanded edition published much more recenty. And he chose to publish the original Santa Diaries AND the super offensive story that comes after. WTH. Pan! 2y
Scochrane26 According to GR, I‘ve read this book but remember nothing about it. 2y
FantasyChick It looks like you read at least 2 stories out of this so I'll count them as 1 each. 41pts 2y
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SamAnne @FantasyChick I did finish the book. I rarely bail on a book even when I should bail. 2y
SamAnne @FantasyChick extra points for pain and suffering? LOL 2y
FantasyChick Hahaha how about points for each story read? If each is a holiday theme, that's 20pts per? 2y
SamAnne @FantasyChick 6 stories!! 2y
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Part of my Holiday pledge to lay down the heavy books for a of weeks and read/listen to light stuff. I always enjoy the NPR version of Sedaris‘ Santaland Diariea, but oh boy. Parts of it have not “aged well” and are downright offensive. The 2nd story in the collection was so offensive I had to skip—worst Asian stereotyping possible. Ugh. Afraid to play the next one.

FantasyChick Oh no! Hopefully it gets better for you. Be sure post which stories you finish from the collection. They will each count as their own book. 1pt 2y
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ahhh, yes. It finally feels like the Holidays now that I‘ve reread this one .... listening to “Six to Eight Black Men” three times. 😆 I like most of these stories, but as usual with Sedaris, the darkly humorous personal essays are the best.

Megabooks Six to eight black men is a classic!! 2y
Scochrane26 Apparently, I read this a few years ago, but I don‘t remember any of it. 2y
britt_brooke @Megabooks 💚 Yes!! 🎄 2y
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Oh no! That definitely happens to me sometimes. Usually, it means I didn‘t like it. 😆 I know this one is a love/hate. 2y
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Kdgordon88
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#Wintergames #TeamFestivus. #ImpulseRead #Holidayread. Picked this up on a whim from Overdrive. #unpopular opinion I finished it but it wasn't my cup of tea. @wanderinglynn @Clwojick @StayCurious

blank I wasn't crazy about it either 2y
wanderinglynn 21 pts! 🙌🏻 (And definitely poke me if I don‘t comment on your posts because that‘s how to know if I credited you the points) 😉 2y
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This collection of six Christmas essays showcases the very dry and incredibly funny observations of family traditions during the holidays. My favourite essays are “Season‘s Greetings to Friends and Family” and “Dinah the Christmas Whore.” They are a poignant look at a highly dysfunctional family! 💖💖 #christmasgames #thefilthyanimals

Buechersuechtling Your review sounds wonderful. I‘m no big “season‘s reader” but this book makes me want to read it during Christmas time. 2y
Come-read-with-me @Buechersuechtling Sedaris isn‘t your typical seasonal read. He has a ruthless, biting humour and usually has very unique observations about daily life. There is nothing that is traditional Christmas about this book other than the title and names of each story. ☃️ I‘m not good with more traditional/happy ever after Christmas stories, so this type of acerbic book is something I really enjoy. 2y
rather_be_reading 121pts🤶 2y
rather_be_reading way to go 👏 2y
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“That evening, instead of returning to my hotel, I sat around with the transporters, one of whom had recently been ticketed for using the car pool lane and had argued, unsuccessfully, that the dead body he was carrying in the back constituted a second passenger. I‘d thought these guys would be morose and scary-looking, the type who live i n basements and have no #social skills, but they were actually just the opposite.” #QuotsyDec19

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