SantaLand Diaries. I was in a coffee shop looking through the want ads when I read, “Macy’s Herald Square, the largest store in the world, has. ‘Santaland Diaries’ contains six of David Sedaris’ most profound Christmas stories, from Dinah, the Christmas Whore to Season’s Greetings to our Friends and. Writer David Sedaris is back reading from his “Santaland Diaries.” It’s the story of his time as a Macy’s elf.

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SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris. This is the first David Sedaris book I’ve read, but I plan to read more. A fine line between ‘realish’ and real”. Lists with This Book. It won’t blow you away, but it definitely shows promise in his writing ability that we see in his later works.

This took place in a highly conservative high school, mind you.

Santaland Diaries – This American Life

santalans Dec 19, Harry Maier rated it really liked it. There were still a few sections though that made me pull back and question some of the things he was saying I couldn’t work out the bit about the children visiting with learning difficulties – were sanraland supposed to laugh at them I hope not and then comparing the shoppers to them – it felt very awkward.

Not really exciting, or funny for that matter. There’s the Santa who really, really thinks he’s Santa. We seedaris friends who send those obnoxious letters and include a heavily wantaland studio portrait. It is a humorous account of Sedaris’ stint working as a Christmas elf in “Santaland” at Macy’s department store. Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The people who bring the kids who are terrified. The reception was hilarious. I have scraped enough blood out from the crotches of elf knickers to last me the rest of my life.


David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor.

Santaland Diaries

At the time the author was reading the SantaLand Diaries on NPR; we would listen on our respective drives home from AULA and then rehash all the crazy stories and images the next day, sometimes laughing so hard that tears rolled down our cheeks.

I gave leaflets on the streets dressed like a french fry. He was closer to her place than me. Jan 01, Ali rated it liked it Shelves: Books by David Sedaris. Dec 05, Andy Moss rated it it was ok. Dec 25, Angel Gelique rated it liked it Shelves: And don’t tell me, ‘I don’t wear underpants, I’m a dancer. The stories Sedaris writes from a personal point of view are the most successful.

Still, they insist on sending these braggy, upbeat letter that paint their dizries in increasingly fake technicolor. Nov 03, Jeff Mauch rated it really liked it. They were actually funny.

Donner rated it sanatland was amazing Shelves: Tis the season, so why not read a short essay on David Sedaris’s experiences being an elf in SantaLand one Christmas. We dated several times. Risible and sardonic as ever, Sedaris offers an irreverent but ultimately forgiving view onto the Christmas and the innumerable hypocrisies that make the season simultaneously heart-warming and cringe-worthy. My introduction to Sedaris was via my great friend, Craig. The audio version heard it first on NPR read by Sedaris is unforgettably funny!

A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads ‘Santaland Diaries’

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This page was last edited on 27 Juneat This should go down in history as seedaris of the funniest stories ever written. Now, I only read this because exams week is coming!


I’m guessing David Sedaris’s humour has some moments that are just not for me. The more you work the less you think. There were for sure some really funny observations, comments and thoughts, but on the whole I found the humour in this collection out of non-fiction stories rather monotonous than santaladn.

Yes, This is how I do it. Or, read it because it popped up on my Kindle and I’d forgotten I had it. I thought I reviewed this but I guess I forgot. Paperbackpages. Although it’s nice in theory to hear an author read his own words, Sedaris’s voice sounds the way crickets smell. This American Life website.

I want a few happy words and some Christmas cheer, not the whole unvarnished truth with a plea for character witnesses for Pete’s sake! This is a perfect read out-loud book The people who want photos, don’t want photos, the special children, the bold children, the spoiled children – but the ones that struck a chord with me were the ones who cracked jokes thinking they were completely unique, like the adults who would laughingly ask Santa for a BMW, a new husband, or a wife with bigger boobs.

Feb 24, Lorenzo Berardi rated it it was amazing Shelves: This article on a play from the s is a stub.

Having been to the Macys Santaland in NYC several Christmases with my young sons only adds to the experience, as does having worked for Macys.