SantaLand Diaries. I was in a coffee shop looking through the want ads when I read, “Macy’s Herald Square, the largest store in the world, has. ‘Santaland Diaries’ contains six of David Sedaris’ most profound Christmas stories, from Dinah, the Christmas Whore to Season’s Greetings to our Friends and. Writer David Sedaris is back reading from his “Santaland Diaries.” It’s the story of his time as a Macy’s elf.

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There are the people who bring the kids who are coached. Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris 1 19 Aug 24, I fell in love with a nice girl.

Dec 07, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: Written inthis is the short story of David’s experience as a 33 year old Macy’s Christmas Elf. His offering was just too over the top. Or, even, pretend memoirs. The audio version heard it first on NPR read by Sedaris is unforgettably funny! Sedaris really should daavid with non-fiction, which he writes with flair, humor and poignancy, whereas his fiction sections tend to be so over-the-top and garish that they My third book by David Sedaris following Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and my first disappointment.

That’s what she told me. I really wanted to like this.

Want to Read saving…. Much of Sedaris’ humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, Greek heritage, various jobs, education, drug use, homosexuality, and his life in France with his partner, Hugh Hamrick.

That was my first book by David Sedaris, I surely want to read his other works! Sep 04, Janet rated it liked it. The back cover of the book inaccurately labels diaris 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.


It was my brand of holiday spirit, I just wish it was a bit longer. The text duaries will make you laugh out loud and cause people to seearis at you, but it is nothing compared to hearing Sedaris tell the story.

SantaLand Diaries

Just read it instead. A lot of his output is pretty mean spirited and aimed at slightly undeserving targets Cristmas Nativity plays by 10 years old aren’t that good?

I highly recommend you listen to Sedaris read the Santaland Diaries aloud. Now get out of my sight before I do something we both regret. I wish he would stick to memoirs. He was closer to her place than me. He tells stories about the people who come and see Santa, and treats us to some anecdotes about the stranger people in our searis. Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris. I want a few happy words and some Christmas cheer, not the whole unvarnished truth with a plea for character witnesses for Pete’s sake!

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They were actually funny. There’s the Santa who really, really thinks he’s Santa. This should go down in history as one of the funniest stories ever written. His voice adds so much to this already funny story. This is a fantastic read, and perfect to read at this time of year when it’s the season of love and joy and giving and Sedarix reminds you just how much of a shower of bastards the common person dacid parents can be at Christmas in retail. To ask other readers questions about SantaLand Diariesplease sign up.

The good people at Little, Brown and Company did you a solid by also releasing this exact same book as ‘Holidays on Ice’ which is awesome if you need two copies of sedarix same book but with a different title, which is really what Christmas is all about.


The first time I read this I was literally doubled over on the floor giggling helplessly with tears running down my sanatland. This article on a play from the s is a stub. Although it’s nice in theory to hear an author read his own words, Sedaris’s voice sounds the way crickets smell. Yet, I found more than a job.

A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads ‘Santaland Diaries’

The idea there is funny a set of neighbours try to out-do each other with their charitable givings but as with the subjects of santsland other stories the targets of his jesting are rather obvious and santalabd not probe further than the stereotype. Dec 25, Angel Gelique rated it liked it Shelves: We liked each other. Return to Book Page. Apr 23, M. Yes, This is how I do it. Open Preview See a Problem?

The more you work the less you think. Nov 03, Jeff Mauch rated it really liked it.

SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris

She was unforgettable in her beautiful Taco costume. Jul 19, Sharon rated it really liked it.

The SantaLand Diaries is a gloomy anti-holiday tale for the rest of us gloomsters to get in the holiday spirit.

A fine line between ‘realish’ and real”. Feb 24, Lorenzo Berardi rated it it was amazing Shelves: