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David Sedaris

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Jsi ďábel


Nejpopulárnější americký humorista současnosti David Sedaris je zpátky a v plné síle! V povídkové knize Jsi ďábel se s ním vypravíme mimo jiné na Havaj, do Francie, Velké Británie, Austrálie či na autorské turné po Spojených státech a neminou nás historky z letadel, vlaků a taxíků. Sedaris se jako vždy pouští do laskavého pranýřování každodenních absurdit, jehož prostřednictvím se prohlodává až na kost lidské zkušenosti a niterných člověčích pravd. Jak je u něj zvykem, ve svých pozorováních globálního nomáda zůstává skrz naskrz ostrovtipným humanistou. Pokud vás zajímá, co je nejlepším dárkem k Valentýnovi, jak se letušky mstí otravným cestujícím, co schovávají preparátoři zvířat v igelitkách z Tesca, jakou větou v Číně ukončit nevydařený románek na jednu noc, jak těžké je sehnat v Americe vycpanou sovu, jaký je rozdíl mezi právníkem a spermií nebo jak příjemná může být první kolonoskopie, jste na správné adrese.
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11,56 € 12,17 €

Naháč


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Naháč


Vítejte ve světě Davida Sedarise, nejpopulárnější amerického humoristy současnosti! Jeho knihy se drží v čele žebříčků bestsellerů, prodalo se jich už bezmála deset milionů a byly přeloženy do pětadvaceti jazyků. Sedaris bývá přirovnáván k Marku Twainovi, Jamesi Thurberovi či Robertu Fulghumovi – a jeho kniha Naháč (Naked, 1997) názorně ukazuje proč: autorův břitký vtip se nezastaví před ničím, bere si na paškál stejně vlastní rodinu i sebe sama, zesměšňuje sexuální, politická i etnická tabu a s náramným gustem se naváží do přebujelé politické korektnosti. Sedaris nahlíží pod povrch běžného života a vidí, jak to tam bublá absurditou, a nezastaví se ani před rouhačskými představami, na jaké se tzv. spořádaní občané neodváží byť jen pomyslet. Při tom všem však autor vůči svým postavám neztrácí sympatie a dokáže pro jejich slabost i pošetilost nalézt pochopení – jeho psaní tak lze s použitím zprofanovaného klišé označit za „moudrý humor“, ačkoli on sám by se takovému označení jistě vysmál jako první.
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13,31 € 14,01 €

Calypso


David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. 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 powers of observation have 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 tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.
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10,93 € 11,50 €

Když vás pohltí plameny


Vítejte ve světě Davida Sedarise, nejpopulárnějšího amerického humoristy současnosti! Jeho knihy se drží v čele žebříčků bestsellerů, prodalo se jich už bezmála deset milionů a byly přeloženy do pětadvaceti jazyků. Sedaris bývá přirovnáván k Marku Twainovi, Jamesi Thurberovi či Robertu Fulghumovi – a když čteme jeho sbírku laskavých i humorných vyprávění, nazvanou Když vás pohltí plameny, pochopíme rychle proč: od drobných každodenních momentů se autor brilantně dostává k základním lidským věcem. Když autorovi kupříkladu jednou vypnou vodu, napadne ho, že by k uvaření kávy použil vodu z vázy s květinami, a řetězením asociací se dostane z francouzského venkova až ke komicky trapné vzpomínce na nákup drog v jednom karavanu na venkově v Severní Karolíně. Jednotlivé texty knihy tak tematicky přecházejí od bizarních či komických hlavolamů všedního života – třebas od incidentu, při němž autorovi v letadle vypadne z pusy přímo do klína spolucestujícího pastilka na kašel, nebo pokusu ubránit svůj domov před neurotickým zpěvným ptactvem tím, že všechna okna vyplní obaly gramofonových desek – až k nejniternějším lidským pravdám.
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13,31 € 14,01 €

Theft by Finding


'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' Brian Logan, 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 Finding, 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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17,05 € 17,95 €

Me Talk Pretty One Day


Welcome to the wonderful world of America's foremost humorist David Sedaris, where learning French, like life, is littered with idiosyncratic delight ...'The Italian was attempting to answer the teacher's latest question when the Moroccan student interrupted, shouting, "Excuse me, but what's an Easter?" The teacher called upon the rest of us to explain. "It is a party for the little boy of God who call his self Jesus." "He die one day and then he go above of my head to live with his father." "He weared of himself the long hair and after he die, the first day he come back here for to say hello to the peoples." "He nice, the Jesus."
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9,98 € 10,50 €

Squirrel seeks chipmunk


This collection of sharply observed animal-themed tales is a delight, told with David Sedaris's trademark blend of hilarity and goodnaturedness. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to th
e insanity of our own everyday interactions. In 'The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck', three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In 'Hello Kitty', a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-manda
ted AA meetings. In 'The Squirrel and the Chipmunk', a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members.
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9,49 € 9,99 €

Lets Explore Diabetes With Owls


A guy walks into a bar ...From here the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris delights with twists of humour and intelligence, remembering his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants) his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant) and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered pygmy. By turns hilarious and moving, David Sedaris masterfully looks at life's absurdities as he takes us on adventures that are not to be forgotten.
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10,93 € 11,50 €

Me Talk Pretty One Day


The Hachette Essentials series comprises a collection of titles that are regarded as modern classics. A carefully and lovingly curated selection of distinctive, ground-breaking fiction and non-fiction titles published since 1950. Timeless. Relevant. Passionate. Unified as a series - distinctive as books. A good book is great. A great book is essential. A hilarious collection of essays from 'the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses,' New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris (Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt) Anyone who has heard David Sedaris speaking live or on the radio will tell you that a collection from him is cause for jubilation. A move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that 'every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section'. His family is another inspiration. 'You Can't Kill the Rooster' is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails. Readers say: 'Fantastically funny book which gets better and better' 'Oh how I loved this book. David Sedaris and his adventures in learning to speak French made me cry with laughter, especially the terrifying teacher at the language classes'
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9,70 € 10,21 €