Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Review: When You are Engulfed in Flames

When you are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Review by: Lauren

Sedaris’ latest book of short stories based on his life is a collection of funny, crazy, and thought-provoking moments. He discusses his friendship with a man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter, going all the way to Japan to try and quit smoking, a lot about his relationship with Hugh, and more.

Reading the stories you have to remind yourself that it all happened; that’s how bizarre some of these are, yet I loved practically every moment of it.

The humorous moments will resonate more with some than others, but I believe there’s a story for everyone inside of this book.


Em said...

I tried one Sedaris book and couldn't get into it (much to the dismay of my friends). But I've heard that I WAS TOLD THERE'D BE CAKE by Sloane Crosley is really good. Apparently it's like a girl Sedaris.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Em: I'd read his holiday book a couple years ago and didn't get into that much, but I liked this one much better...maybe because the stories were more of a wider variety. Not sure.

I've been wanting to read Sloane's book though...it does look good!