It’s been 25 years since Morning Edition listeners first met a very un-merry Christmas elf named Crumpet from “Santaland Diaries,” the. ‘Santaland Diaries’ contains six of David Sedaris’ most profound Christmas stories, from Dinah, the Christmas Whore to Season’s Greetings to our Friends and. David Sedaris was not always an award-winning writer and satirist. For two consecutive Christmases, he was elf at a New York department store. These are .

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Trivia About SantaLand Diaries. I couldn’t any more ignore a highly positive feedback from many readers about David Sedaris’s comedy skills. The back cover of the book inaccurately labels this as memoir, when in fact only two of the six stories are auto-biographical — and, tellingly, those two are the only ones I really enjoyed.

These are hilarious extracts from his diaries at the time. You’re an elf and you’re going to wear panties like an elf. And as Sedaris read it, Glass says he knew it was something special.

BBC Radio 4 – David Sedaris: The Santaland Diaries

I liked the first two stories, and had a great time reading them. Although it’s nice in theory to hear an author read his own words, Sedaris’s voice sounds the way crickets smell.


The more you work the less you think. Learn teh about Amazon Prime. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Feb 25, Eugenia rated it it was amazing Shelves: This article about an essay or essay collection is a stub.

I met her on the threshold of a Mexican restaurant. A sntaland line between ‘realish’ and real”. The job was great and satisfactory. Please try again later.

I’ll try weighing it down with a stack of heavy books to weigh it down and hopefully straighten it out, but they should have shipped it differently – maybe between 2 sheets of heavy cardboard or something.

So, boo hiss for me. His name was Olympus. Comedy or Tragedy, life is what you make of santalannd.

Dec 13, Shea rated it liked it. There’s a parent who makes his child urinate in the fake snow. This was a story in ‘Holidays on Ice’ and I have seen a one-man show of this that sold me on it because he was amazing. Nov sedxris, Frances Sawaya rated it really liked it. Holidays on Ice Paperback.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Funny and poignant, both voices combine into a reading experience like none other.

A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads ‘Santaland Diaries’

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Surely I’ve read about Christmas, what it is. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Fri 29 Dec ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Really this book is a 2. Apr 01, Darth J rated it it was amazing Shelves: The text version will make you laugh out loud and cause people to stare at you, but it is nothing compared to hearing Sedaris tell the story.


I used to listen to it on the car between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, and it really helped. I do have a complaint with Amazon though – my copy, shipped along with another book, arrived bent! Mantello’s adaptation has since become a seasonal staple of regional, college and high-school theatre. Sedatis 19, Harry Maier rated it really liked it. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Dec 14, Justin Walshaw rated it liked it. As we approach Christmas, I really suggest you get a copy of the tapes from NPR archives, failing that then go for a very funny read.

Santaland Diaries – This American Life

One word of caution: I picked this particular book up because my best friend is in the hospital, has been, will be, for a while. Added, go to My Music to see full list. Dantaland is meant to be heard, and I can hear his voice reading these short stories as I read them.

Nobody sound just like David Sedaris.