It’s been 25 years since Morning Edition listeners first met a very un-merry Christmas elf named Crumpet from “Santaland Diaries,” the. ‘Santaland Diaries’ contains six of David Sedaris’ most profound Christmas stories, from Dinah, the Christmas Whore to Season’s Greetings to our Friends and. David Sedaris was not always an award-winning writer and satirist. For two consecutive Christmases, he was elf at a New York department store. These are .

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Dec 11, Matt Weir rated it it was amazing.

David Sedaris, Ira Glass And 25 Years Of ‘Santaland Diaries’

Want to Read saving…. Published by Abacus first published October 1st As someone who gets depressed this time of year, and I know I’m not alone in this – this is my antidepressant! Fri 29 Sanntaland Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

This sanaland is not currently available. The book a slim one was funny in its way but could not really equal Sedaris’s dry humour on air. Thanks for telling us about the problem. She left me for a Camcorder dressed man. Even if they aren’t actually true, they feel true in that we’ve all been there.

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Trust me I have my own fair share of the comedically tragic, but when my friends can laugh at the crazy things I say and do when I am hallucinating because Lupus is attacking my brain I am way better than when they are crying over it.


It was my brand of holiday spirit, I just wish it was a bit longer. Long Wharf Theatre website. Crumpet, the little elf in the perky green cap, is re-born – and you’ll never hear Billie Holiday in the same way ever again. That’s the only point on which my doctor and shrink agree.

His voice adds so much to this already funny story. I found a job.

I still dream of elves. I need to sit on Santa’s lap asking for a woman. If you have troubles navigating the ” The SantaLand Diaries is a gloomy anti-holiday tale for the rest of us gloomsters to get in the holiday spirit. You will never look at Christmas the same after exploring Sedaris’s amazingly funny but somewhat dark world.

I love him for that, I love him for the fact academia hasn’t sapped the humanity out of him and made him feel blunder proof or at least made him a blunder snob, hiding behind eight letter words that no one knows the true meaning of, ducking behind an Ivy league education.

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Sedaris’ short stories and essays are perfect hospital food right? A fine line between ‘realish’ and real”. Donner rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although it’s nice in theory to hear an author read his own words, Sedaris’s voice sounds the way crickets smell. Comedy or Tragedy, life is what you make of it. His family may have been “Southern by the Grace of Greyhound” but they fit right in.


Full of laugh out loud moments and beautiful insights, with the only problem being I wanted it to be twice – if not, three times – longer. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. And yet in a couple of weeks she broke my fried heart.

But I highly recommend the book – one of the funniest I’ve ever read!!!! 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 story. Or, even, pretend memoirs.

Quotes from SantaLand Diaries. Best to listen to it read by Sedaris himself, he reads his work SO well! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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Text alone would get 3 or 4 stars, but the audio get s 7 stars on a 5 star scale. I wish he would stick to memoirs. Nobody sound just like David Sedaris. So, boo hiss for me.

Dec 24, Manik Sukoco rated it really liked it. I really enjoy David Sedaris, but you can tell this is one of his earlier writings and that he may be trying just a bit to hard to be funny.