When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

David Sedaris

323 pages first pub 2008 (editions)

nonfiction essays memoir emotional funny reflective medium-paced


"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying to make co...

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reflective 54%
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emotional 19%
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adventurous 8%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 5%
challenging 3%
informative 3%
mysterious 1%
sad 1%
tense 1%


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