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A carnival of snackery : diaries (2003-2020) / David Sedaris.

Sedaris, David, (author. ).

Available copies

  • 1 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 5 total copies.

Summary:

There's no right way to keep a diary, but if there's an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mas­tered it. If it's navel-gazing you're after, you've come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two men on the street, pedestrians being whacked over the head or gathering to watch as a man considers leap­ing to his death. There's a dirty joke shared at a book signing, then a dirtier one told at a dinner party--lots of jokes here. Plenty of laughs. These diaries remind you that you once really hated George W. Bush, and that not too long ago, Donald Trump was just a harm­less laughingstock, at least on French TV. Time marches on, and Sedaris, at his desk or on planes, in hotel dining rooms and odd Japanese inns, records it. The entries here reflect an ever-changing background--new administrations, new restrictions on speech and conduct. What you can say at the start of the book, you can't by the end. At its best, A Carnival of Snackery is a sort of sampler: the bitter and the sweet. Some entries are just what you wanted. Others you might want to spit discreetly into a napkin. -- from front sleeve.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 814.54 .S447c 2021 (Text) 37814003394146 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/12/2021 Checked out 11/06/2021
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 814.54 S447 (Text) 35178001858524 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/13/2021 Checked out 11/04/2021
Hood River County Library 814 SED 2021 (Text) 33892100760835 Adult New Books Book None 10/12/2021 In process -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 814.54 Sedar (Text) 37862000485425 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/12/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 814.5403 (Text) 33892006687066 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 10/05/2021 Checked out 10/29/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316558792
  • ISBN: 0316558796
  • Physical Description: 566 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
There's no right way to keep a diary, but if there's an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mas­tered it. If it's navel-gazing you're after, you've come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two men on the street, pedestrians being whacked over the head or gathering to watch as a man considers leap­ing to his death. There's a dirty joke shared at a book signing, then a dirtier one told at a dinner party--lots of jokes here. Plenty of laughs. These diaries remind you that you once really hated George W. Bush, and that not too long ago, Donald Trump was just a harm­less laughingstock, at least on French TV. Time marches on, and Sedaris, at his desk or on planes, in hotel dining rooms and odd Japanese inns, records it. The entries here reflect an ever-changing background--new administrations, new restrictions on speech and conduct. What you can say at the start of the book, you can't by the end. At its best, A Carnival of Snackery is a sort of sampler: the bitter and the sweet. Some entries are just what you wanted. Others you might want to spit discreetly into a napkin. -- from front sleeve.
Subject: Sedaris, David > Diaries.
Humorists, American.
Autobiography in literature.
Self in literature.
Genre: Diaries.
Autobiographies.

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