Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2010-09-16 ISBN :0748125949 Pages :272 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (748 users)
Download or read book Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim written by David Sedaris and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'No one has a turn of phrase like David Sedaris. This series of essays about his life and family is a joy from start to finish' Adam Kay David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveller. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his new book David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives - a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim finds one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today at the peak of his form.
Publisher : Release Date :2001-01-01 ISBN :9785558607437 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (67 users)
Download or read book Dress Your Family in Corduroy written by David Sedaris and published by . This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain: hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy; the gulf of misunderstanding that exists between people of different nations or members of the same family; and the poignant divide between one's best hopes and most common deeds.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2011 ISBN :1591585279 Pages :723 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (591 users)
Download or read book Life Stories written by Maureen O'Connor and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 723 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Publisher : Release Date :2004-06 ISBN : Pages :208 pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book Out written by and published by . This book was released on 2004-06 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Out is a fashion, style, celebrity and opinion magazine for the modern gay man.
Publisher :Gale Cengage Release Date :2006 ISBN :9780787675448 Pages :5 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (675 users)
Download or read book Concise Major 21st-Century Writers written by Tracey L. Matthews and published by Gale Cengage. This book was released on 2006 with total page 5 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.
Publisher :Cengage Learning Release Date :2016-01-01 ISBN :1305854802 Pages :768 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (35 users)
Download or read book Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings written by Jean Wyrick and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the most coverage of the writing process and the most professional readings, STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS has helped thousands of students learn to write effective academic essays. Jean Wyrick’s text is known for its student-friendly, approachable tone and the way it presents rhetorical strategies for composing essays in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. With thoughtful instruction, almost 70 student and professional readings, and a wealth of short and long assignments, the text gives students the models and practice they need to write well-constructed essays with confidence. This 10th edition features useful new visual learning aids; many new student samples, professional readings, and advertisements; new essay assignments that promote using sources and multiple rhetorical strategies; a new organization for expository writing assignments and research; and updated discussions of drafting and reading multimodal texts. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2007-12-11 ISBN :9781416545118 Pages :576 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (545 users)
Download or read book Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction written by Lex Williford and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-12-11 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers from across the country, this collection includes only the most highly regarded nonfiction work published since 1970. Contributers include: Jo Ann Beard, Wendell Berry, Eula Biss, Mary Clearman Blew, Charles Bowden, Janet Burroway, Kelly Grey Carlisle, Anne Carson, Bernard Cooper, Michael W. Cox, Annie Dillard, Mark Doty, Brian Doyle, Tony Earley, Anthony Farrington, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Diane Glancy, Lucy Grealy, William Harrison, Robin Hemley, Adam Hochschild, Jamaica Kincaid, Barbara Kingsolver , Ted Kooser, Sara Levine, E.J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Barry Lopez, Thomas Lynch, Lee Martin, Rebecca McCLanahan, Erin McGraw, John McPhee, Brenda Miller, Dinty W. Moore, Kathleen Norris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lia Purpura, Richard Rhodes, Bill Roorbach, David Sedaris, Richard Selzer, Sue William Silverman, Floyd Skloot, Lauren Slater, Cheryl Strayed, Amy Tan, Ryan Van Meter, David Foster Wallace, and Joy Williams.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2014-03-04 ISBN :034914057X Pages :64 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (349 users)
Download or read book Two Classic Stories written by David Sedaris and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-03-04 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Sedaris' remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is on full display in these two stories taken from his bestselling books: Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Are Engulfed in Flames. 'A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag' Observer
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2021-10-05 ISBN :0316256463 Pages :560 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (316 users)
Download or read book A Carnival of Snackery written by David Sedaris and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-10-05 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mastered it. If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two men on the street, pedestrians being whacked over the head or gathering to watch as a man considers leaping to his death. There’s a dirty joke shared at a book signing, then a dirtier one told at a dinner party—lots of jokes here. Plenty of laughs. These diaries remind you that you once really hated George W. Bush, and that not too long ago, Donald Trump was just a harmless laughingstock, at least on French TV. Time marches on, and Sedaris, at his desk or on planes, in hotel dining rooms and odd Japanese inns, records it. The entries here reflect an ever-changing background—new administrations, new restrictions on speech and conduct. What you can say at the start of the book, you can’t by the end. At its best, A Carnival of Snackery is a sort of sampler: the bitter and the sweet. Some entries are just what you wanted. Others you might want to spit discreetly into a napkin.
Publisher :Lennex Release Date :2013-02 ISBN :9785458984188 Pages :44 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (984 users)
Download or read book 100 Provocative Statements about Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim written by Ryan Rell and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-02 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2010-08-05 ISBN :0748123083 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (748 users)
Download or read book Barrel Fever written by David Sedaris and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-08-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2010-08-05 ISBN :0748123075 Pages :160 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (748 users)
Download or read book Santaland Diaries written by David Sedaris and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-08-05 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of surprising, disarming and 'extremely funny' essays from the internationally bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day (Sunday Times) Santaland Diaries 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 back seat of a 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! 'Sedaris writes with a gentle but unfailing acuity and a keen eye for the ridiculous ... extremely funny' -Sunday Times
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2020-11-03 ISBN :0316628255 Pages :358 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (316 users)
Download or read book The Best of Me written by David Sedaris and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-11-03 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler’s lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say “give it to me” in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird. But if all you expect to find in Sedaris’s work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms—at long last—with the other. Taken together, the stories in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected—it’s often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder—but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful. Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called “the funniest man alive” (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing—quite often at himself—and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time.
Publisher :Lennex Release Date :2013-04 ISBN :9785458974844 Pages :44 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (974 users)
Download or read book 100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim written by John Peak and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-04 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing USA Release Date :2020-10-29 ISBN :1501362585 Pages :288 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (51 users)
Download or read book Tone written by Judith Roof and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-10-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tone is often decisive in whether we love or dislike a story, novel, or even critical essay. Yet literary critics rarely treat tone as a necessary or important element of literary style or critique. There are surprisingly few analyses of what tone is, how texts produce tone, or the ways tone--as an essential element of narration--contributes to character, story, mood, and voice. Tone's 24 micro-chapters offer a playful, eclectic, and fast-paced guide into the creation of tone in a variety of modern and contemporary works of literature by such varied writers as Hemingway, Woolf, and Sedaris, as well as in criticism, advertising, and machine-authored texts. Judith Roof shows how tone is a crucial element in all writing, as it produces the illusion of a telling voice; creates a sense of character, personality, and attitude; inflects events recounted; anticipates certain directions and possibilities; and creates an ambiance that simultaneously produces, enables, and shapes narratives and characters. Tone gives us a lively and original way to rethink the practice of literary criticism.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2013 ISBN :1598847066 Pages :350 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (598 users)
Download or read book Food Lit written by Melissa Brackney Stoeger and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.