Holidays on Ice

By David Sedaris (Hardcover Book, 2008)
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" (Economist).

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" (Economist).

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 Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Barrel Fever.

  • "One of the funniest writers alive."
    (The Economist).

  • "Sedaris is the closest thing the literary world has these days to a rock star." (New York Times).

  • "Hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving tales of all too ordinary madness. . . . Sedaris is a complete master of the form."
    (Washington Post Book World).

  • "Sedaris's droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world's crevices makes him one of the greatest humorists writing today." (Chicago Tribune).

Product Details

Holidays on Ice
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $16.99 US/$18.99 CAN
  • Pages: 176
  • Physical Dimensions: 5" x 7"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316035903
  • On Sale Date: 10/08/2008
Holidays on Ice