Search this Site
powered by FreeFind
Search other book
review web sites

ReviewsOfBooks.com


Your one stop for finding multiple professional reviews of recently released books.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

When You Are Engulfed in Flames is the latest set of essays from David Sedaris, and like his previous books, they come from different stages of his life. He recalls episodes of trying to buy drugs when he was young, social faux pas while traveling on an airplane, and his attempt to give up smoking, which he's done for most of his life. He and his partner, Hugh, move to Tokyo for three months while he tries to give up cigarettes, and his attempts to learn Japanese don't go much better than when he tried to learn French (which was a disaster). When You Are Engulfed in Flames has received mostly positive reviews with the Raleigh News & Observer saying, "Geniuses have impossibly high standards to meet: their own. Sedaris might be slightly off his game with this new collection, but should you read it? Of course. Overall, it's great. It's David Sedaris."
[read excerpt]
Buy When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
New York Observer review
by Nancy Dalva

Christian Science Monitor
review by Heller McAlpin

San Francisco Chronicle
review by Aaron Britt

Entertainment Weekly review
by Whitney Pastorek

New York Times review
by Vanessa Grigoriadis

New York Times review
by Michiko Kakutani

Boston Globe review
by Christopher Muther

Seattle Times review
by Lucy Mohl

David Sedaris
Paperback
Buy from the UK Buy from Canada
Buy from France Buy from Germany
[click book cover for amazon.com page for When You Are Engulfed in Flames]
[click "Buy from the UK" for amazon.co.uk page for When You Are Engulfed in Flames]

Buy amazon.com gift card