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  • Published: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c1997.
  • Year Published: 1997
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 123 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0316779989 :
  • 0316035904


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Holidays on ice

by Sedaris, David.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Traverwood Adult

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SantaLand diaries -- Season's greetings to our friends and family! -- Dinah, the Christmas whore -- Front row center with Thaddeus Bristol -- Based upon a true story -- Christmas means giving.

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Short stories for christmas time. Not really of fan of these, I guess I just like longer stories that are more involved. Would give it a try for holiday spirit though.

Some funny; some not

The problem with short stories: I loved two of these stories and couldn't stand four of them. So how should I rate the book?

The two I loved were SantaLand Diaries and Dinah, the Christmas Whore. They were written as if from the author's own personal experience. (I don't know if they actually were or not.) But I found them funny, real, and tremendously engaging.

The other four were completely outrageous and over-the-top. They felt like experiments in pushing the envelope to see how far the author could go to offend or disgust his audience in the hopes of still getting a laugh. And that kind of humor isn't funny to me... it's offensive and disgusting.

There may be some who like his style of humor, but I'm not one of them.

David Sedaris is very funny.

Like everything by David Sedaris, "Holidays on Ice" is absolutely hilarious. I particularly liked his story about sending people to the Santa not of their choosing.

My one criticism is the author's use of the word "retarded" and his negative portrayal of people with cognitive disabilities.

David's sister Amy Sedaris has starred in numerous funny movies and shows including "Strangers with Candy," which is also available at the Ann Arbor District Library.

A holiday fave

I have to reread this book each December, to gear up for the holidays. How did holidays even exist before "Santaland Diaries"? That short story just about changed the world. Or at least the mall elf world. It his hilarious beyond funny bones. Be sure to have it on your holiday must-read list.

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