Live for Your Listening Pleasure
Publication Date: November 2009
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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)
David Sedarispublished this book to support 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring center in Brooklyn, New York that helps students ages six to eighteen develop their writing skills through free writing workshops, publishing projects, and one-on-one help with homework and English-language learning. Sedaris is the author of the internationally bestselling "Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, " "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, "and "SquirrelSeeks Chipmunk."
Brian Tracy, president of Brian Tracy International, is one of the leading authors and speakers in the world on success, achievement, management, and leadership. He has written 45 books and created more than 350 audio and video learning programs. Brian has worked as a consultant and trainer for more than 1,000 corporations, including IBM, Ford, McDonnell Douglas, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, U.S. Bancorp, Northwestern Mutual, Federal Express, and Comcast Communications. He speaks to more than 250,000 people each year and is the most popular audio author in the world.
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