Books The Best David Sedaris Books  

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List of the best David Sedaris books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that David Sedaris is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Although he's mostly known as a novelist, Sedaris got his start as an extremely popular essayist. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of David Sedaris who want to know which novels they should start reading first.

With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out David Sedaris books if you're a big reader. Examples of items on this list include Me Talk Pretty One Day and Naked. David Sedaris books are hilarious, and often involve anecdotes about his eclectic family. What are David Sedaris's best novels? Are they among the funniest books of all time? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer those questions. 

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Me Talk Pretty One Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Me Talk Pretty One Day 2000-05-02 Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of essays about ...more

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Calypso is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Calypso

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim 2004-06-01 Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is a 2004 collection of 22 autobiographical essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The essays address the author's upbringing in Raleigh, North ...more

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When You Are Engulfed in Flame... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
When You Are Engulfed in Flames 2008-06-03 When You Are Engulfed in Flames is a collection of essays by bestselling American humorist David Sedaris. It was released on June 3, 2008.

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Naked is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Naked 1997-03 Naked, published in 1997, is a collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book details Sedaris’ life, from his unusual upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, to ...more

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Holidays on Ice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Holidays on Ice 1997-12 Holidays on Ice is a 1997 collection of essays about Christmas, some new and some previously published, by David Sedaris. Sedaris is named by Time as America’s Favorite Humorist and was named by ...more

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Let's Explore Diabetes with Ow... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls 2013-04-23 Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls is a collection of narrative essays by David Sedaris. The book was released on April 23, 2013. It debuted at the Number One Spot on the New York Times Bestseller

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Barrel Fever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Barrel Fever 1994-06 Barrel Fever and Other Stories is a 1994 collection of short stories and essays by David Sedaris. The book is divided into two sections. The first section consists of short fiction and the ...more

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SantaLand Diaries is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books

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Theft by Finding: Diaries (197... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Amy Boal added Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002)

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002) is an edited compilation of diary entries by David Sedaris published on May 30, 2017. Sedaris shares selected entries spanning from his days as a 20-year-old hitchhiking through Oregon to living in London just shy of his 46th birthday. It has been released in advance of David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium, which is scheduled to debut on October 10, 2017.

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk 2010-09-28 Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary is a collection of animal-themed humorous short stories by memoirist and humorist David Sedaris. The collection was published in September 2010. ...more

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Children Playing Before a Stat... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules 2005-08-01 Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules is a 2005 anthology of short stories edited by David Sedaris. Sedaris published this book in order to support 826NYC, a nonprofit writing and ...more

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Two Classic Stories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best David Sedaris Books