November 24, 2009
November 24, 2009
If you were lucky enough to have caught a performance on David Sedaris's most recent sold-out, 34-city tour, you already know that David Sedaris Live For Your Listening Pleasure is a must-have album! If you didn't hear it live and in person, then you're in for a treat-hilarious brand-new recordings from performances in Denver, New York, Durham, LA, and Atlanta, in one convenient audiobook collection, on sale November 24 for only $17.98. From the bold feral rabbits of his French backyard to the eating habits of a carnivorous bird Down Under, Live For Your Listening Pleasure takes listeners on a veritable tour of natural wonders, beginning with a fable, "Cat and Baboon," and moving on to the peculiarly American habitat of the "big-box" store.
"Sedaris's sparkling essays always shimmer more brightly when read aloud by the author. And his expert timing, mimicry and droll asides are never more polished than during live performances in front of an audience."Publishers Weekly, Starred Review - When You Are Engulfed in Flames
1: Cat and Baboon (Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado)
2-5: Author, Author (Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City)
6-8: Innocence Abroad (Durham Performing Arts Center, in Durham, North Carolina)
9-13 Laugh, Kookaburra (Royce Hall, UCLA in Los Angeles, California)
14-16: Diary Entries (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia)
Psychologists have long conjectured that laughter is primarily a social gesture. The best evidence for this theory may be the incomparable work of David Sedaris. Everyone who has read Sedaris's essays knows they can induce involuntary hysterics in an individual reader, but when he has an entire audience at his disposal, the results can be pandemonium. This audio-only release features Sedaris reading six of his most hilarious pieces, including "Cat and Baboon" and "Laugh, Kookaburra," from New York City to his home state of North Carolina. Sedaris's stoic rendering of his jocular perceptions and bewildering adventures takes his humor to a new level, until the laughter becomes contagious.
- Online Item #: 11947038
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-2481
- ISBN: 9781600247187
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported