Like his other wonderful books, David Sedaris' book, When You AreEngulfed inFlamesis hilarious, moving, disturbing and just plain wonderful!
In Chapter 2, "Keeping Up" he lists the fashion do's and don'ts he haslearned over the years, like the Mrs. Beasley glasses. Pricelessinformation! His obsession, however, with a spider he named April was abit disturbing.
He goes on, in one essay, talking about smoking, how he started and whatit was like growing up in my generation. A very nostalgic section, withthe harsh and hard hitting bite of that first cigarette in the morning.
This book may not be as side-splitting funny as some of David's others,but each story is engaging, and the overall satirical, yet moving natureof the book is classic Sedaris.
If you have the option, listen to this book as an audio book. FromAudible.com, the book is read by the author, and the experience is likea wonderful 8 hour long NPR David Sedaris marathon.