Live for Your Listening Pleasure
Little Brown and Company, Compact Disc, 9781600247187, 1pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2009
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"
"Track Listing: "
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)
Sedaris's sparkling essays always shimmer ore 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 for WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES
"A master of the pregnant pause and king of cockeyed deadpan, Sedaris is at the top of his game in these five live performances...The brisk and endlessly entertaining listen again proves that mere readers of Sedaris are missing out."—Publishers Weekly