Pages - 138
Republished by Abacus in 2006
This is a really short review for a really short book today.
The book consists of a collection of hilarious short stories written by David Sedaris which deal with some actual accounts of his life, as well a smattering of fictional stories.
The stories are really entertaining and kept me giggling all the way through the book.
The first story is Santaland Diaries and it is an account of his position as an elf working in Macy's over the Christmas period. David retells different humorous events from his job there.
My favourite of all the stories is the second one,' Seasons Greetings to our Friends and Family.' This one is a letter sent out to all relatives at Christmas, telling them all the news. I had tears in my eyes reading this one, the antics of the family are just hilarious.
There was only one story which I didn't enjoy and that was the last one Christmas Means Giving, where two families compete to be the most talked about family in the town. I felt this one was a bit of a filler, to reach a page target. The story was rather daft and in no way believable, completely too far fetched for my taste. Yet the rest of the stories were well worth a read.
If you are looking for a quick easy read to get you into the festive spirit, then I would highly recommend this one. It really does looks at the funny side of life.