David Sedaris - Meet David Sedaris: Series One - Little, Brown Book Group

Meet David Sedaris: Series One

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris

  • Downloadable audio file
  • £P.O.R.

The uniquely perceptive and hilarious David Sedaris reads from his essays and diaries for first series for Radio 4.

David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even moire hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is his first series for Radio 4, and he reads essays and diary entries from across all seven of his books.

Episode 1
Six-to-Eight Black Men
Just a Quick Email

Episode 2
Let It Snow
The Cat and the Baboon
Keeping Up

Episode 3
Picapocketoni
I'll Eat What He's Wearing

Episode 4
Kookabura
With a Pal Like This

Biographical Notes

David Sedaris is the author of a number of bestselling books, including Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Talk Pretty One Day. He lives in London.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781405525541
  • Publication date: 23 Apr 2013
  • Page count:
  • Imprint: Hachette Audio
Black Dog & Leventhal

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete And Annotated...All The Bits

Luke Dempsey
Authors:
Luke Dempsey
Constable

Cut It Out

Bryan 'The Brush' Burnsides
Authors:
Bryan 'The Brush' Burnsides

What do all despots and dictators across the ages have in common? Homicidal tendencies? Ruthless megalomania? A desire to enslave millions? Of course! They're not working for Médecins Sans Frontières? . . . but that isn't the whole story. It's all been foretold in the hair, baby.Combing through history, every badass from Genghis Khan to Donald Trump has clambered up the pole to ultimate power on the back of some of the most radical hairdos the world has seen. It's a proven scientific fact that the badder the dude, the bigger the rug statement and in Cut It Out we feature looks that will blow your stack and have you sprinting to the nearest salon to rock your locks.Award-winning stylist Bryan 'The Brush' Burnsides brings decades of prime salon experience to his definitive study of nifty trims for nasty guys.In Cut It Out Burnsides reveals just how the original 'dos were done and shares the intimate trade secrets of today's underground stylists, hell-bent on creating total retro-hair war. Dust off that Mao suit, slip on that armband and get ready for Big Bad Hair!Cut It Out is a spoof guide to the hairstyles of despots and dictators over the centuries that have determined how we view such despicable individuals. Utilising the language of the salon and contemporary hair and beauty trade publications, the book critically examines the hairstyles that are the ultimate definition of 'bad' (and badder) and offers a 'how-to' guide for those brave enough to copy the 'dos of the dastardly, the demonic and downright devious. From Genghis Khan to Grigori Rasputin via Donald Trump and Putin (taking in a few Nazis en route) Cut It Out is both a valuable historic document and outré-cool style guide to the world's most counter-intuitive crops.

Running Press Mini Editions

Festivus/Seinfeld: Celebration Kit

Constable

Shabby

Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
Authors:
Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
Constable

Patronising Bastards

Quentin Letts
Authors:
Quentin Letts

Not since Marie Antoinette said 'Let them eat cake' have the peasants been so revolting. Western capitalism's elites are bemused: Brexit, Trump, and maybe more eruptions to follow. But their rulers were so good to them! Hillary Clinton called the ingrates 'a basket of deplorables', Bob Geldof flicked them a V sign, Tony Blair thought voters too thick to understand the question. Wigged judges stared down their legalistic noses at a surging, pongy populous.These people who know best, these snooterati with their faux-liberal ways, are the 'Patronising Bastards'. Their downfall is largely of their own making - their Sybaritic excesses, an obsession with political correctness, the prolonged rape of reason and rite. You'll find these self-indulgent show-ponys not just in politics and the cloistered old institutions but also in high fashion, football, among the clean-eating foodies and at the Baftas and Oscars, where celebritydom hires PR smoothies to massage reputations and mislead, distort, twist. Political columnist and bestselling author Quentin Letts identifies these condescending creeps and their networks, their methods and their dubious morals. Letts kebabs them like mutton. It's baaaahd. It's juicy.Richard Branson, 'Sir' Philip Green, Shami Chakrabarti, David Beckham, Lily Allen, Jean-Claude Juncker and any head waiter who calls you 'young man' - this one's for you!

Little, Brown

David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium

David Sedaris
Authors:
David Sedaris
Sphere

Very British Problems Volume III

Rob Temple
Authors:
Rob Temple

The much-imitated but never bettered Very British Problems is back, with a brand-new and very funny collection of the awkward moments, cultural peculiarities and odd fixations that define our nation. From the horrors of the daily commute, to the hidden messages in your email exchanges, and from bizarre British pub names to the history of tea (and the definitive answer to the age-old milk in first/second question), Very British Problems: Volume 3, will be the essential humour book this Christmas.

Running Press Mini Editions

Practical Magic

Nikki Van De Car
Authors:
Nikki Van De Car

Casual clairvoyants and weekend witches will find all the tools they need to enchant the everyday with Practical Magic! Covering the essentials of modern magic and mysticism, this kit comes with a rose quartz stone, tiger's eye stone, fill-in astrological chart, and 3 sheets of metallic tattoos. With a fully illustrated, 48-page miniature book on a variety of magical topics, including crystals, horoscopes, and herbal healing, this charming kit is the perfect gift for the good witch in your life.This kit includes: * Two crystals (rose quartz and tiger's eye). * Fold-out astrological chart to fill in.* 3 sheets of metallic temporary tattoos.* 48-page miniature book.

Running Press Mini Editions

Bob's Burgers Talking Burger Button

Robb Pearlman
Authors:
Robb Pearlman
Corsair

Make Trouble

John Waters
Authors:
John Waters

So what if you have talent? Then what?When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. Now we can all enjoy his sly wisdom in a manifesto that reminds us, no matter what field we choose, to embrace chaos, be nosy, and outrage our critics.Anyone embarking on a creative path, he tells us, would do well to realize that pragmatism and discipline are as important as talent and that rejection is nothing to fear. Waters advises young people to eavesdrop, listen to their enemies, and horrify us with new ideas. In other words, MAKE TROUBLE!Illustrated with slightly demented line drawings by Eric Hanson, Make Trouble is a one-of-a-kind gift, the perfect playbook for gaming the system by making the system work for you.

Robinson

Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons

Simon Brett
Authors:
Simon Brett

As we all know, the oxymoron is one of the great beauties of the English language. It has been defined as 'a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory'. Famous examples would include 'bitter-sweet', 'open secret' and 'compassionate Conservatism'.Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons brings together a great many examples of the oxymoron genre, amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas. The book is arranged according to various categories ranging from Popular Culture to Political Principles and Business Ethics, all covered in Simon Brett's inimitably witty style.Anyone with an 'unbiased opinion' will quickly grasp that Seriously Funny makes a 'devilishly nice' book.

Running Press Mini Editions

Monster Needs a Costume Bendable Figurine and Mini Book

Paul Czajak, Wendy Grieb
Authors:
Paul Czajak, Wendy Grieb

It's almost Halloween, and Monster needs to decide what he's going to be. With so many options, how will he ever choose? In this playful, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that sometimes being different, daring to try something new, and being yourself are the best solutions.Kit includes:*32-page illustrated Monster Needs a Costume mini book* Collectible, bendable Monster figurine

Running Press Mini Editions

Alien: Hissing Xenomorph and Illustrated Book

Robb Pearlman
Authors:
Robb Pearlman

Based on the sci-fi horror blockbuster Alien franchise, this one-of-a-kind kit features a Xenomorph bust figure with pop-out inner mandible head and hissing sound at the push of a button, a must-have collectible for fans of the cult series. Also included is a 48-page book featuring quotes and full-color photos from the original 1979 Alien filmKit includes:* Xenomorph bust figure with pop-out inner mandible head. Includes hissing sound at the push of a button.* 48-page book featuring quotes and full-color photos from the original 1979 Alien film

Robinson

Pickles and Ice Cream

Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus, Juarez Rodrigues
Authors:
Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus, Juarez Rodrigues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJm1VyB9ENQ&feature=youtu.beHusband-and-wife design team Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus and Juarez Rodrigues set up their hugely popular website eatingfortwocookbook.com when they started interviewing pregnant women on their strangest cravings.They 'cooked', tasted, rated and photographed each discovery, giving it the look of haute cuisine and a similarly fancy-sounding name. When they posted these creations on their blog, the crowd went wild with reposts and tags. More and more pregnant women submitted their cravings for the 'Vicki and Juarez treatment' and soon media pundits were raving. Pickles and Ice Cream feature 75 almost- never-before-seen recipes, uniquely beautiful (even if their appeal as food might be questionable) photographs of the recipes, along with the stories of the pregnant women who dreamed them up.

Hachette Audio

David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

David Sedaris
Authors:
David Sedaris
Little, Brown

Theft by Finding

David Sedaris
Authors:
David Sedaris

'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his diary entry about waiting interminably in a coffee-bar queue' Brian Logan, Guardian review of An Evening with David Sedaris. The point is to find out who you are and to be true to that person. Because so often you can't. Won't people turn away if they know the real me? you wonder. The me that hates my own child, that put my perfectly healthy dog to sleep? The me who thinks, deep down, that maybe The Wire was overrated?For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From the family home in Ralegh, North Carolina, we follow Sedaris as he sets out to make his way in the world. As an art student and then teacher in Chicago he works at a succession of very odd jobs, meeting even odder people, before moving to New York to pursue a career as a writer - where instead he very quickly lands a job in Macy's department store as an elf in Santaland... Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.

Running Press Mini Editions

Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat and Sticker Book

Running Press Mini Editions

Wonder Woman Talking Figure and Illustrated Book

The world's most popular female super hero returns to the big screen in Wonder Woman. This kit captures the huge audience for the enduring icon of empowerment for girls and women of all ages. It includes a 3 ½" Wonder Woman figure featuring audio of 10 different motivational phrases, plus a 48-page book titled The Wonder Woman Way, complete with full-color artwork. Kit includes:* 3-1/2" Wonder Woman bust* Audio of 10 different empowering phrases* 48-page book titled The Wonder Woman Way with full-color illustrations throughout

Abacus

Set Phasers to Stun

Marcus Berkmann
Authors:
Marcus Berkmann

Forty-seven years after NBC killed it off, Star Trek celebrates its half-century in a state of rude health. Boldly going where several other people have been before, Marcus Berkmann tells the story of this sturdy science fiction vehicle from its first five-year mission (rudely curtailed to three), through the dark years of the 1970s, the triumphant film series and The Next Generation, to the current 'reboot' films, with a younger cast taking on the characters of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and co.With wit, insight and a huge pile of DVDs, he seeks to answer all the important questions. Why did Kirk's shirt always get torn when he had a fist fight? What's the most number of times Uhura said 'Hailing frequencies open, sir' in a single episode? (Seven.) And what's the worst imaginable insult in Klingon? (Your mother has a smooth forehead.)

Running Press Mini Editions

Masterpieces by the Numbers

This crafty kit includes three pre-printed canvases (Van Gogh's Still Life-Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, a Mondrian Composition, and Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring) with easy-to-paint, numbered sections; five paint pots; mini paint brush; a miniature easel for displaying finished paintings; a full-color, fold-out sheet with detailed painting instructions; and 32-page mini book with paint-by-number tips and a bit of art history.This crafty kit includes: Three pre-printed canvases (Van Gogh's Still Life-Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, a Mondrian Composition, and Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring) with easy-to-paint, numbered sections Six paint pots Mini paint brush A miniature easel for displaying finished paintings Full-color, fold-out sheets with detailed painting instructions 32-page mini book with paint-by-number tips and a bit of art history