Adult Nonfiction PS3569.E314 Z469 1997
Summary: Hip radio comedy fans and theater folks who belong to the cult of Obie-winning playwright/performer David Sedaris must kill to get this book. These would be fans of the scaldingly snide Sedaris's hilariously described personal misadventures like The Santaland Diaries (a monologue about his work as an elf to a department store Santa) seen off-Broadway in 1997. In a series of similarly textured essays, Sedaris takes us along on his catastrophic detours through a nudist colony, a fruit-packing plant, his own childhood, and a dozen more of the world's little purgatories.
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Took up smoking to stop his disruptive outbursts; volunteered at a mental hospital; at college he became friends with a girl with a degenerative nerve disease who was confined to a wheelchair; shoplifted and hitchhiked; traveled to a nudist colony.