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Barrel Fever and Other Stories

David Sedaris

In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. David Sedaris made his debut on NPR's Morning Edition with "SantaLand Diaries", recounting his strange-but-true experiences as an elf at Macy's, and soon became one of the show's most popular commentators. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.

In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. David Sedaris made his debut on NPR's Morning Edition with "SantaLand Diaries", recounting his strange-but-true experiences as an elf at Macy's, and soon became one of the show's most popular commentators. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. David Sedaris made his debut on NPR's Morning Edition with "SantaLand Diaries", recounting his strange-but-true experiences as an elf at Macy's, and soon became one of the show's most popular commentators. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:23