SantaLand Diaries. I was in a coffee shop looking through the want ads when I read, “Macy’s Herald Square, the largest store in the world, has. ‘Santaland Diaries’ contains six of David Sedaris’ most profound Christmas stories, from Dinah, the Christmas Whore to Season’s Greetings to our Friends and. Writer David Sedaris is back reading from his “Santaland Diaries.” It’s the story of his time as a Macy’s elf.

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You will never look at Christmas the same after exploring Sedaris’s amazingly funny but somewhat dark world. I found a job. Feb 25, Eugenia rated it it was amazing Shelves: She was, in fact, calling this customer a bitch. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I gave leaflets on the streets dressed like a french fry. I highly recommend you listen to Sedaris read the Santaland Diaries aloud.

You all must simply have this!

The reception was hilarious. One word of caution: Dec 11, Matt Weir rated it it was amazing. As ofhis books have collectively sold seven million copies. Dec 14, Justin Walshaw rated it liked it. Dec 27, Greg Kerestan rated it really liked it. Most hilarious Christmas tales around. That’s what I thought before thinking less. This is a fantastic read, and perfect to read at this time of year when it’s the season of love and joy and giving and Sedaris reminds you just how much of a shower of bastards the common person especially parents can be at Christmas in retail.


She was unforgettable in her beautiful Taco dxvid. Although it’s nice in theory to hear an author read his own words, Sedaris’s voice sounds the way crickets smell. I have scraped enough blood out from the crotches of elf knickers to last me the rest of my life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And that’s why I keep on reading the Diaries.

So, boo hiss for me. Dec 24, Manik Sukoco rated it really liked it. Written inthis is the short story of David’s experience as a 33 year old Macy’s Christmas Davkd.

Santaland Diaries – This American Life

This article on a play from the s is a stub. The text version will make you laugh out loud and cause people to stare at you, but it is nothing compared to hearing Sedaris tell the story. You can santalanc Wikipedia by expanding it. The first time I read this I was literally doubled over on the floor giggling helplessly with tears running down my face.

Sedaris really should stick with non-fiction, which he writes with flair, humor and poignancy, whereas his fiction sections tend to be so over-the-top and garish that they resemble sketches from a TV series.

Text alone would get 3 or 4 stars, but the audio get s 7 stars asntaland a 5 star scale. Long Wharf Theatre website. The job was great and satisfactory. The type of stories where everyone is an idiot except for the writer can be a hard pill to swallow after a while. I couldn’t any more ignore a highly positive feedback from many readers about David Sedaris’s comedy skills. The people he describes exist.


A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads ‘Santaland Diaries’

Dec 04, Daniel Parsons rated it it was ok Shelves: Or, read it because it popped up on my Kindle and I’d forgotten I had it. And on and on and on. Dantaland fine line between ‘realish’ and real”.

A lot of his output is pretty mean spirited and aimed at slightly undeserving targets Cristmas Nativity plays by 10 years old aren’t that good?

Surely I’ve read about Christmas, what it is.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mantello’s adaptation has since become a seasonal staple of regional, college and high-school theatre. Even if they aren’t actually true, they feel true in that we’ve all been there.

Afterwards nothing had changed. I want a few happy words and some Christmas cheer, not the whole unvarnished truth with a plea for character daavid for Pete’s sake! Christmas, only saw it in movie. SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris.

That was my first book by David Sedaris, I surely want to read his other works! He tells stories about the people who come and see Santa, and treats us to some anecdotes about the stranger people in our society.