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Holidays on Ice (Signed)

Sedaris, David

Edité par Little, Brown, 1997
ISBN 10: 0316779989 / ISBN 13: 9780316779982
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Titre : Holidays on Ice (Signed)

Éditeur : Little, Brown

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

Description :

Bright, crisp, unclipped dust jacket in bro dart cover. Tight binding, solid boards with sharp corners, clean unmarked pages throughout. Previous owner's gift inscription on front end paper. Signed by author on title page at event at Mahaiwe Theatre in Great Barrington, MA 4/10/16. Event information laid in. True 1st edition (stated), 1st printing of this hilarious book. N° de réf. du libraire ws16114

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Synopsis : Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris's most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last-minute coaster or ice scraper. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the backseat of a van or police car. It should be read with your eyes, felt with your heart, and heard only when spoken to. It should, in short, behave much like a book. And, oh, what a book it is!

Critique: Holidays on Ice is a collection of three previously published stories matched with three newer ones, all, of course, on a Christmas theme. David Sedaris's darkly playful humor is another common thread through the book, worming its way through "Seasons Greetings to Our Friends and Family!!!" a chipper suburban Christmas letter that spirals dizzily out of control, and "Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol," a vicious theatrical review of children's Christmas pageants. As always, Sedaris's best work is his sharply observed nonfiction, notably in "Dinah, the Christmas Whore," the tale of a memorable Christmas during which the young Sedaris learns to see his family in a new light. Worth the price of the book alone is the hilarious "SantaLand Diaries," Sedaris's chronicle of his time working as an elf at Macy's, covering everything from the preliminary group lectures ("You are not a dancer. If you were a real dancer you wouldn't be here. You're an elf and you're going to wear panties like an elf.") to the perils of inter-elf flirtation. Along the way, he paints a funny and sad portrait of the way the countless parents who pass through SantaLand are too busy creating an Experience to really pay attention to their children. In a sly way, it carries a holiday message all its own. Read it aloud to the adults after the kids have gone to bed. --Ali Davis

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Description de la librairie : Shaker Mill Books is the annex of The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA, one of the only independent bookstores in the Berkshires for over 35 years. Located in West Stockbridge, MA, Shaker Mill Books houses nearly ten thousand rare, out-of-print and/or signed books. We specialize in Berskhire Books (many now out-of-print or otherwise unavailable), including local histories and biographies, as well as a large collection of books by nature writer Hal Borland.