Holidays on Ice (Paperback)
Taking the wise advice of Annie Spence (Dear Fahrenheit 451), I picked up this short collection of “holiday” essays on the promise that I would find them quirky, disturbing, and ultimately charming. Sedaris is alternately hysterical and deeply cynical, but always an incredible writer. If you’re already sick of the Christmas music, the crass commercialism, and the swarms of holiday crowds, just read this and bask in the knowledge that you are not alone in your dark observations. Available in eBook.
Recommended by Megan
David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").
No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (
About the Author
David Sedaris is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International's "This American Life." He is the author of the books When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Barrel Fever.
"He's the best there is."
"A joy to read....Sedaris is a connoisseur of human nature at its worst."
"Sedaris is certainly worthy of hero worship....He is a master pathfinder."
"A writer comparable to Mark Twain or James Thurber. You have to go back a ways to find someone to compare David Sedaris with; his talent is so huge it just doesn't come around that often."
-Raleigh News & Observer