Review: When You Are Engulfed in Flames Audiobook
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris is his latest book of short stories. Most of these stories center around his life with his boyfriend, Hugh, but some don’t. I’d heard Monster Mash before because it’s also on Holidays On Ice. Most of the stories are humorous and some are hilarious.
Carl and I roared with laughter as we listened to In The Waiting Room. In it, Sedaris tells about quitting French classes (he was living in France) and just using d’accord (roughly translates as okay) as his all-purpose answer and the troubles it got him into. Since we lived in France for two years, we could really relate to this story.
There is lots of adult language and crude humor in these stories. Town and Country in particular, but I will admit to chuckling as I listened to it. Just keep in mind that these stories aren’t for children or those who are easily offended.
Like any collection of short stories, some of these are better than others. Overall, I enjoyed them.