Return to The Bookery front page.

We introduce ourselves.

Used Books and Search Service.

A monthly snapshot of what's selling in Ithaca.
Recommended books from the staff and friends of The Bookery.
Original reviews written by members of The Bookery staff and other interested readers.
Place your orders here!

A Monthly Literary Newspaper published in Ithaca.
Meet some local authors.
A Calendar of our author readings and signings.
We would love to hear from you.

"After love, book collecting is the most exhilarating sport of all."
 A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952)
Bookery Staff Recommendations

Book InformationBook Information
Buy this book....
"Holidays on Ice" by David Sedaris
Published by Little, Brown
Publication Date: 1998 
Section(s): Trade Fiction/Humor
Price: $8.00

Reviews by Bookery Staff and friends
This book enjoyed great success last year in Hardcover and has flown of the shelves this year in paperback. At a measley $8.00 for some of the best humorous writing in memory it's no wonder. Sedaris maintains a level of curmudgeonly, sarcastic wit that hoiks down Santa's snowy beard to reveal the plastered, resting actor underneath and aims a well-placed kick at Tiny Tim's crutches.

Having said that, Sedaris is no Scrooge. There's plenty of joy in his season, just not where you'd expect to find it, and that's what makes this such an excellent piece of work. This is Christmas fare for anyone who's hosted in-laws for over a week or had to work in retail on Christmas Eve.
"The Santaland Diaries" should be read to us kids who are sick of hearing "The Night Before Christmas", or have made up ruder words to it. I can't promise that you'll laugh out loud whilst reading this, but if you try and suppress it you might just be mopping up your chair afterwards.
Reviewed by Jamie.

This is a very funny and subversive collection that focuses on the yuletide season. Sedaris' humor can be very dark but these stories might be a really good cure for the holiday blues.

[ Front Page ][ Introduction ][ Bookery Best Sellers ][ Bookery Reviews ]
[ Staff Recommendations ][ Ordering ][ Used Books ][ The Bookpress ]
[ Local and Regional Authors ][ Off Campus Events ][ Inquiries ]

©1998 The Bookery. [email protected]