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Barrel Fever

By David Sedaris

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| Paperback | 9780349119762

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In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz and the National Enquirer, Sedaris's collection of stories and essays is a rollicking tour through the American Zeitgeist: a man who is lo Continue

In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz and the National Enquirer, Sedaris's collection of stories and essays is a rollicking tour through the American Zeitgeist: a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tried to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; and in his essays, David Sedaris considers the hazards of rewards of smoking, writing for Giantess magazine, and living with his scrappy brother Paul, aka 'The Rooster'. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes and reads stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behaviour. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life - and anything can happen.

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    Not nearly as good as some of his later books. Most of the stories weren't that funny and seemed a lot more gay than his other books. I'm not really interested in reading about someone's experience with rectal bleeding, no matter how funny the stor ...(continue)

    Not nearly as good as some of his later books. Most of the stories weren't that funny and seemed a lot more gay than his other books. I'm not really interested in reading about someone's experience with rectal bleeding, no matter how funny the story is. I like David Sedaris but this book was forgettable.

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Book Details

  • Rating:
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  • English Books
  • Paperback 256 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0349119767
  • ISBN-13: 9780349119762
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publish date: 2006-07-06
  • Dimensions: 103 mm x 812 mm x 1,270 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Audio CD , Audio Cassette , Others , eBook , None
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