Wednesday, June 3, 2009

When You Are Engulfed In Flames

David Sedaris' new book is a must-read!

For those who do not know who he is: David Sedaris is a Grammy Award nominated American humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor.

I love Sedaris' humor, mind and soul!

His latest book, "When You Are Engulfed in Flames," is a collection of essays on trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, being picked up by a driver that wants a blow job, buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina, having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane, fascination with dead bodies, language barriers and their consequences, armoring windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds, and venturing to Japan in order to quit smoking - among others.

The cover is major love - it's an early painting by Vincent Van Gogh called "Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette." The title of the book is named after a chapter in a booklet Sedaris found in a hotel room in Hiroshima.

To learn more about the book, listen to an audio interview with David Sedaris on Borders Media Live at 01:
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