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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Santaland Diaries

She left me for a Camcorder dressed man. Return to Book Page. I quit the job. I’m guessing David Sedaris’s humour has some moments that are just not for me. I need to sit on Santa’s lap asking for a woman. Donner rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He was closer to her place than me. I really wanted to like this. And Christmas from a different perspective? There are the people who ask for “a Santa of colour”. It’s not entirely put me off Sedaris so I’d like to read another of his story collections to see if this tone is a one-off or whether it was just that my love of Christmas blind me to its darkly comic ways.

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And on and on and on. I think I have a problem with this essay. SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris. A fine line between ‘realish’ and real”. Heard fact-checked various aspects of Sedaris’s stories, including Santaland Diariesand found that several aspects were exaggerated and manufactured, although Sedaris did work in Macy’s during the time period represented.


Christmas, sanyaland saw it in movie. So, boo hiss for me. Prepare for exams by reading irrelevant books. To ask other readers questions about SantaLand Diariesplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Open Preview See a Problem? Although some of the framing devices are good, I felt if you took them away there wasn’t that much left, and in particular nothing insightful. Dec 07, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: As ofhis books have collectively sold seven million copies.

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 his fiaries stories the targets of his jesting diiaries rather obvious and do not probe further than the stereotype. I wish this book had been longer! Nov 22, Frances Sawaya rated it really liked sdearis. And that’s why I keep on reading the Diaries.

Dec 19, Harry Maier rated it really liked it. I didn’t enjoy it that much, but it’s surely a good laugh before exams. Tis the season, so why not read a short essay on David Sedaris’s experiences being an elf in SantaLand one Christmas. Sep 05, Debbie Petersen rated it it was amazing. ddiaries

How close they got to divorce, the teen pregnancy scare, the brush with being cut from the football team for grades. This page was last edited on 27 Juneat You all must simply have this!

Dec 24, Manik Sukoco rated it really liked it. Even if they aren’t actually true, they feel true in that we’ve all been there. 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 Sedaris reminds you just how much of a shower of bastards the common satnaland especially parents can be at Christmas in retail.

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SantaLand Diaries

I fell in love with a nice girl. The book a slim one was funny in its way but could not really equal Sedaris’s dry humour on air. That’s what I thought before thinking less.

Dec 04, Daniel Parsons rated it it was ok Shelves: We liked each other. Long Wharf Theatre website. I wish he would stick to memoirs. Although it’s nice in theory to hear an author read his own words, Sedaris’s voice sounds the way crickets smell. Or, read it because it popped up on my Kindle and I’d forgotten I had it. Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris. Who knew what went on in SantaLand?

Still, they insist on sending these braggy, upbeat letter that paint their lives in increasingly fake technicolor. There are the people who bring the kids who are coached. 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 diariex. We dated several times.

His name was Olympus.