Category Archives: Essays

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 168 pages, 1997, 2008 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Sedaris is good for my inner cynic. Synopsis: Sedaris has added to his 1997 collection of holiday-themed essays and humorous pieces with a few works that were … Continue reading

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 325 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve read Sedaris’ books Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Me Talk Pretty One Day and enjoyed them both. Synopsis: David Sedaris is back with another … Continue reading

Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women edited by Paula Goldman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 239 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: From first-flip I could tell this book had a huge ‘wow’ factor. Synopsis: What do women in their 20s and 30s think about themselves? How do they view … Continue reading

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 257 pages, 2004 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve been hearing all of the hoopla about Sedaris for at least a few years, but never got around to reading him until now. Synopsis: … Continue reading

How to be Alone by Jonathan Franzen

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 278 pages, 2002 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: Loved The Corrections and happened to walk by How to be Alone at the library. Synopsis: In this collection of thirteen essays, Franzen gives his … Continue reading