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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Quotes from SantaLand Diaries. I’ve tried seddaris read this short story before, when I wasn’t familiar with David Sedaris. One word of caution: A fine line between ‘realish’ and real”. Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs for a better selection of seasonal related laughter Dec 25, Angel Gelique rated it liked it Shelves: Really, tell me more.

Afterwards nothing had changed. And that’s why I keep on reading the Diaries.

A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads ‘Santaland Diaries’

As we approach Christmas, I really suggest you get a copy of the tapes from NPR archives, failing that then go for a very funny read. She was unforgettable in her beautiful Taco costume. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I did like the first tale, the Christmas Whore tale and the final little bit, but everything else was just too, too much, especially the letter and the one-upmanship story.

I think I have a problem with this essay. Yet, I found more than a job. Feb 24, Lorenzo Berardi rated it it was amazing Shelves: SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris. 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. His name was Olympus. That’s what she told me. Want to Read saving….


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.

Dec 11, Matt Weir rated it it was amazing. I really wanted to like this. Surely I’ve read about Christmas, what it is. Jul 19, Sharon rated it really liked it. Books by David Sedaris. 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.

I know what Sedaris was going for. Now David will act as an elf in this story, the job is both hilarious and boring to fill. The job was great and satisfactory. This took place in a highly conservative high school, mind you.

Santaland Diaries

The people who want photos, don’t want photos, the special children, the bold children, the spoiled children – but the ones that struck a chord with me were the ones who cracked jokes thinking they were completely santalanr, like the adults who would laughingly ask Santa for a BMW, a new husband, or a wife with bigger boobs.

This story had me rolling on the floor it was so funny. She held up a calendar and said, eantaland, you know what this is.

David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor. As ofhis books have collectively sold seven million copies. Sedaris really should stick with non-fiction, which he writes with flair, humor and poignancy, whereas his fiction sections tend to be so over-the-top and garish that they resemble sketches from a TV series.

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Now, after reading some of his other books esdaris listening to him being incredibly funny, warm and self-deprecating and singing jingles in the style of Billie Holliday – it was time to revisit this. You’re an elf and you’re going to wear panties like an elf. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Really this book is a 2. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


I couldn’t picture him in my head, I couldn’t hear his voice, I didn’t know what to make of him so I left it.

A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads ‘Santaland Diaries’ : NPR

The stories Sedaris writes from a personal point of view are the most successful. This should go down in history as one of the funniest stories ever written.

The Christmas Family update letter was just awful. Just read it instead. You can see the satirical voice Sedaris is aiming for, but for me it just wasn’t quite clever enough, or witty enough, to pull of the rather mean things he says.

At the time ravid author was reading the SantaLand Diaries on NPR; we would listen on our respective drives home from AULA and then rehash all the crazy stories and images the next day, sometimes laughing so hard that tears rolled down our cheeks.

You will never look at Christmas the same after exploring Sedaris’s amazingly funny but somewhat dark world. And yet in a couple of weeks she broke my fried heart. Now, I only read this because exams week is coming! I need to sit on Santa’s lap asking for a woman. The kind of job someone could kill to don’t have one.