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Holidays on Ice
by David Sedaris

Published: 2010-10-20
Paperback : 176 pages
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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); ...
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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").

No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).

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by nellysteele (see profile) 03/10/20

 
  "Holidays on Ice"by [email protected] (see profile) 12/29/17

Delightfully snarky. Don’t miss Santa’s Elf section, a 5 star winner.

 
  "Personally loved it"by booksnlatte (see profile) 12/11/16

Some of my members did as well, but some did not. It's not Sedaris' best work, if you have read others by him. However, if you are looking for a light, fluffy read for the hols, this is NOT it. If you... (read more)

 
by jmbays (see profile) 01/19/15

 
  "Sarcastically fabulous!"by rowchick (see profile) 12/18/13

 
  "Too dark for a Christmas read!"by peeb001 (see profile) 12/11/13

Thought this would be interesting for my bookclub at Christmas, but not warm and fuzzy at all, more depressing than anything.

 
  "Holidays on Ice"by christinemcarlson (see profile) 10/03/12

We chose this book for a "fun" christmas read, but much of it really wasn't very funny (although it did have it's moments) and some of it was really bordering on offensive (and I'm not really easily offended)... (read more)

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