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The Best of Me

By: David Sedaris
Narrated by: David Sedaris
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Publisher's Summary

What could be a more tempting Christmas gift than a compendium of David Sedaris' best stories, selected by the author himself? From a spectacular career spanning almost three decades, these stories have become modern classics and are now for the first time collected in one volume.

The collection will also feature an introduction by the author; two never-before-collected stories, 'Unbuttoned' and 'Undecided'; and a new interview with David Sedaris.

Table of contents:

  • 'Glen's Homophobia Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2'
  • 'Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol'
  • 'Christmas Means Giving'
  • 'The Incomplete Quad'
  • 'You Can't Kill the Rooster'
  • 'Me Talk Pretty One Day'
  • 'Jesus Shaves'
  • 'Us and Them'
  • 'Let It Snow'
  • 'The Ship Shape'
  • 'The Girl Next Door'
  • 'Repeat After Me'
  • 'Six to Eight Black Men'
  • 'Possession'
  • 'Nuit of the Living Dead'
  • 'The Understudy'
  • 'In the Waiting Room'
  • 'Solution to Saturday's Puzzle'
  • 'Town and Country'
  • 'The Cat and the Baboon'
  • 'The Motherless Bear'
  • 'The Faithful Setter'
  • 'Dentists Without Borders'
  • 'Think Differenter'
  • 'Memory Laps'
  • 'Loggerheads'
  • 'If I Ruled the World'
  • 'Easy, Tiger'
  • 'Laugh, Kookaburra'
  • 'A Guy Walks into a Bar Car'
  • 'Standing By'
  • 'Understanding Understanding Owls'
  • 'Now We Are Five'
  • 'A House Divided'
  • 'The Perfect Fit'
  • 'Leviathan'
  • 'A Modest Proposal'
  • 'Why Aren't You Laughing?'
  • 'The Spirit World'
  • 'Unbuttoned'
©2020 David Sedaris (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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david sedaris' best of

self chosen these are interesting what david finds to be his best stories. great to revisit a wide range, some tragedy lots of comedy and all of it intimate

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Does not disappoint

David Sedaris is my faviourite author and while I have all his books and audio recordings already, it was wonderful to hear this collection and the excellent interview at the end.

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Sedaris must be another word for honest

What a rare treat. To be exposed to the honesty and quite often brutal frankness of David’s observations is an insight into a life of great perseverance and mistakes, all admitted and outlined with humour and grace. If it was me, the Tiffany story, after a show, would be left on the cutting floor. But that’s the magic. If DS comes to my town, I’m there. Not a novel, but one of my Audible favourites.

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Just recycled material

I have been a fan of David Sedaris for years and when I noticed he had a released a new book I got excited. However this is yet another apparent new release with just more recycled material from previous books. There’s very little in the Best of Me that is new and would justify buying it.
From now I will avoid David Sedaris’ future releases. I’m afraid that if Mr Sedaris wishes to maintain his fan base he might have to work a little harder rather resting on his old and tired laurels

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Great

A great collection.
I never get tired of listening to David’s stories and observations on life. I’ll definitely listen to this again and again especially when I need to smile .

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