• Porter un noeud papillon nuit-il gravement à la vie sexuelle ? Peut-on larguer son copain quand on ne sait ni cuisiner ni lire un plan ? Faut-il avoir peur des microbes dans les salles de cinéma ? Complexé, capricieux, névrosé ou exubérant, l'écrivain-comédien épingle l'absurdité des situations les plus banales avec un humour décapant : avis aux amateurs !

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  • Anglais Me Talk Pretty One Day

    David Sedaris

    • Abacus
    • 3 Janvier 2002

    David Sedaris moved from New York to Paris where he attempted to learn French. His teacher, a sadist, declared that every day spent with him was like giving birth - the Caesarean way. These essays were inspired by the move.

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  • CALYPSO

    David Sedaris

    • Abacus
    • 4 Juin 2019

    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny - it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's writing has never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumour joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet - and it just might be his very best.

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  • David Sedaris nous offre le meilleur de lui-même dans ce livre qui réunit ses quinze nouvelles les plus drôles. Au menu, dérision et humour noir sans limites. On retrouve avec plaisir les figures emblématiques de ses histoires : son petit ami, Hugh, ses parents excentriques, mais surtout David Sedaris en personne. Doux dingue affligé de tics, menteur invétéré, immature, il est tout simplement irrésistible.

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  • En quoi le système de santé français est-il un des meilleurs au monde ? Que faut-il préférer entre les méthodes éducatives du « bon vieux temps » et celles de maintenant ? La viande à hamburger est- elle une nourriture appropriée pour des tortues de mer ? Peut-on vraiment s'attirer la sympathie de ses lecteurs en leur offrant, lors des dédicaces, de l'aspirine et des préservatifs ? Faut-il se faire enlever un kyste bénin ?
    Comment présenter sa petite amie à sa grand-mère grecque, quand on a 11 ans et que la petite amie en question est noire et pèse plus de cent kilos ? Comment doit-on se comporter quand on est américain, qu'on vit en France, et qu'on vous pose sans arrêt des questions sur Barack Obama ? Et surtout, comment faire pour trouver un hibou empaillé à offrir pour la Saint Valentin, sans avoir à enfreindre mille et une normes environnementales ?
    Sous la plume de David Sedaris, ces questions, sérieuses ou légères, deviennent toutes matière à texte et matière à rire. Qu'il livre des souve - nirs d'enfance, qu'il traque les petits détails de la vie quotidienne, ou qu'il raconte tout simplement des histoires, son ton incomparable n'a jamais été si précis, ni si hilarant : cocasserie, absurde et ironie se mêlent pour notre plus grand plaisir.

  • A new roundup of personal essays from the No. 1 bestselling writer named by Time as America's Favourite Humorist.

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  • Anglais Naked

    David Sedaris

    • Abacus
    • 28 Juin 2006

    *A collection of personal essays - surprising, disarming, heartbreakingly funny - from the #1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist.

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  • Au fil de réflexions désopilantes sur lui-même et les autres, David Sedaris nous entraîne ici dans son monde déjanté. Chaque chapitre est truffé d'anecdotes hilarantes et d'histoires de famille burlesques : des vignettes irrésistibles où David Sedaris passe sans cérémonie des souvenirs du petit garçon bourré de tics et d'une folle imagination, aux touchantes évocations d'une adolescence complexée et d'expériences professionnelles loufoques. Une magistrale leçon d'humanité.

  • * A brilliant new collection of stories from the number 1 bestselling writer named by TIME magazine as America's Favorite Humorist

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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ' 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' 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 Findin g, 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.

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  • A new roundup of personal essays - surprising, disarming, heartbreakingly funny - from the #1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist.

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  • Anglais SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK

    David Sedaris

    • Abacus
    • 15 Octobre 2011

    * The brilliantly quirky David Sedaris returns with a book of acerbic and outrageously funny stories about animals who have unmistakably human failings, with a hilarious new story for the paperback edition

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  • Anglais Holidays on Ice

    David Sedaris

    An anthology of humorous holiday tales and essays features excerpts from the author's "Barrel Fever" and "Naked," as well as "The Santaland Diaries," and "Season's Greetings to Our Friends and Family."

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  • A collection of stories - some classic, some impending - selected and introduced by David Sedaris. Within these covers, a careful reader can discover the truth about loneliness, hope, love, betrayal and certain, but not all, monkeys.

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  • Tout nu

    David Sedaris

    • J'ai lu
    • 3 Février 2000
  • An anthology of humorous Christmas tales and essays features excerpts from the author's "Barrel Fever" and "Naked," as well as "The Santaland Diaries," "Season's Greetings to Our Friends and Family," and a new tale of holiday mayhem.

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  • A collection of contemporary and classical short fiction works includes pieces by such writers as Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, and Joyce Carol Oates.

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  • In a collection of essays, the Rooster gets married at an uproarious wedding, an estrangement occurs over a rubber vs. plastic debate, and the author gets the upper hand during a slumber party game of strip poker.

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  • Anglais Santaland Diaries

    David Sedaris

    • Abacus
    • 17 Août 2006

    *A collection of personal essays - surprising, disarming, heartbreakingly funny - from the No. 1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist.

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