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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

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ISBN-10: 074327394X

ISBN-13: 9780743273947

Edition: 2005

Authors: David Sedaris, David Sedaris

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From the #1 bestselling author ofMe Talk Pretty One DayandDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denimcomes a collection of the short stories David Sedaris loves most. Containing the work of both contemporary and classic writers,CHILDREN PLAYING BEFORE A STATUE OF HERCULES,edited and introduced by Sedaris, gives his legions of fans a glimpse at the writing he finds inspiring - and helps them discover the truth about loneliness, hope, love, betrayal, and certain, but not all, monkeys. David Sedaris fell in love with short stories while living in Odell, Oregon. Sedaris writes, "When apple-picking season ended, I got a job in a packing plant and gravitated toward short stories, which I could read…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 4/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

David Sedaris was born in Binghamton, New York on December 26, 1956, but he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of North Carolina. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. He is a popular radio commentator, essayist, and short story writer. He held many part-time and odd jobs before getting a job reading excerpts from his diaries on National Public Radio in 1992. His first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, was published in 1994. His other works include Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and…    

Introduction
Oh, Joseph, I'm So Tired
Gryphon
Interpreter of Maladies
The Garden Party
Half a Grapefruit
Applause, Applause
I Know What I'm Doing About All the Attention I've Been Getting
Where the Door Is Always Open and the Welcome Mat Is Out
The Best of Betty
Song of the Shirt, 1941
The Girl with the Blackened Eye
People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk
Revelation
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolsen Is Buried
Cosmopolitan
Irish Girl
Bullet in the Brain
Epilogue: About 826NYC