I‘ve now read everything Mr. Sedaris has to offer at least once. This is an early work of his short stories and essays. I think they‘re brilliant. Full disclosure, I‘ve always felt as if I could have been part of the Sedaris clan, a later in life, surprise baby no. 7, younger sister to David and Amy, etc. Anywho, if you‘re reading this, Mr. Sedaris, please stop and get back to work on your next book! P.S. I ❤️ you!
If I didn‘t already have a bookcase full of unread books, I would SO take Barrel Fever for my own off the laundry room share shelf. I love Sedaris.
As I recalled from reading the print version several years ago, the personal stories are best. The fictional essays are decent, too, but not quite as entertaining. Still a “pick,” though. I love #Sedaris! #audio #reread
Meh. Heavily uneven. This collection contains 12 short stories and 4 essays. The first story is very weird and funny and I fully enjoyed it. But no matter how I try, I cannot get into Sedaris's fiction. Usually first person, usually a highly unlikable character as narrator, often just plain offensive, and not in an edgy or shocking way, just in a tired old "really, you're doing that? Sigh. Okay, I guess." kind of way. The essays were very good.