Read David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall by David Sedaris Online


Sedaris's sold out performance at Carnegie Hall from November 2002 is now available on CD. He is also the author of bestsellers "Naked" and "Me Talk Pretty One Day." 1 CD....

Title : David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall
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ISBN : 13394008
Format Type : Audio Book
Number of Pages : 585 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall Reviews

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2019-04-20 20:40

    Find all of my reviews at: one is kind of a rule breaker when it comes to being a “book” as it is not only in audio format (which grossly enough I have actually witnessed a friend be trolled over and told that Goodreads is for “real” books since humans are awful and the reason why everyone just can’t simply enjoy things), but it also is a hodgepodge of stories, magazine articles, diary entries, etc. that can’t be found in a single collection. To sum it up, this is the best of the best when it comes to David Sedaris and listening to him perform live was an entirely different experience than the regular, generic audio. The audience’s energy was nearly palpable – even through my car speakers. It almost makes me wish I wasn’t such a pussy and could sit in an auditorium with others for one of his readings comfortably. Almost.If you, like me, were hesitant to dip your foot in the audio pool – collections like these are perfect since you can easily press pause after any of them if you too have a short commute. And if you haven’t yet met David Sedaris, there’s no better time than the present. Live At Carnegie Hall once again featured the laugh-out-loudable “Six To Eight Black Men” – a story first published in Esquire magazine in December of 2002. You can read it for free HERE or take a listen HERE. If you don’t like it, feel free to defriend me because I’m not sure I want to be associated with people like you : )On the other hand, if you find yourself completely smitten by David’s charms, THIS is a little bonus to brighten your morning.

  • Mara
    2019-03-29 23:37

    I know, I know—this isn't what most think of as being a “book” per se. However, after being laid out in bed with the flu, Captain Trips, or maybe even that Gluten Free Ebola they were talking about on South Park for the past week or so, I really needed a dose David Sedaris' sardonic brilliance in its most potent form.I have all of Sedaris' books in audio and physical form. And, yes, most of the material you will hear on David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall has found its way into his work elsewhere. But, even having seen him read live several times, I maintain that this is Sedaris at his absolute best.I don't know if this recording of “Six to Eight Black Men” from the performance is officially sanctioned or whatever, but if you listen to this and don't want more then, well, I have nothing to say to you. Really, it speaks volumes that I pulled myself out of bed just to ensure that even those of us with the hearts of coal have something to make us laugh at this oh-so jovial time of year.

  • Jessica
    2019-04-06 23:34

    It's David Sedaris, so of course it's enough to make you laugh in public. Check this out after seeing David Sedaris perform live. I'd heard several of these pieces before, but still thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Victoria
    2019-04-01 17:48

    3.5 starsThe Stadium Pal story is a gem!

  • Louise
    2019-03-22 16:39

    He named a rabbit "Screened-in Porch" hahahahaha.

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-27 21:44

    Hilarious.My favorite was "Six to Eight Black Men," an essay on Holland's Christmas customs.So funny.Sedaris is great to listen to.

  • Kim Forsythe
    2019-04-13 23:41

    Funny! I had heard or read all of these stories before but must have forgotten some parts because I found myself cracking up at work.

  • Shallowreader VaVeros
    2019-03-28 17:55

    I laughed so hard that I nearly had an accident and had to pull over in the car.

  • Abbie
    2019-03-31 15:41

    I've actually read many of the essays from this reading, but I love the cadence of Sedaris's voice, and I personally think that listening to him read his own stuff may actually be better than doing the reading myself.

  • Donna Barnes
    2019-03-29 19:35

    Let me start by saying : I LOVE DAVID SEDARIS' WRITING!!!!!! We listened to this on our way to San Diego last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. It includes some new stuff we hadn't heard, esp. about his sister Lisa (the one who doesn't like the writing to be about her!) and updates on other family members, and this cd also includes "Six to Eight Black Men" about St. Nicholas traditions in a foreign country! a hoot! and a short question and answer thing --- and that is just like at his "concerts" --- he repeats the question because you can't hear it usually in such a big venue and answers it very glibly. Love this guy, so I'll always be searching for more of his stuff. I highly recommend this short venture into his work --- but be warned ---- some of Sedaris is "naughty" and irreverent!

  • Sarah
    2019-04-16 22:57

    Listened to this, which is my preferred method of "reading" Sedaris. Funny as always but most of the material was repeated from one or more of his books. Which I tend to reread, so that's fine, but was hoping for a few more new bits.

  • Helen
    2019-03-30 17:54

    I listened to the audio of Sedaris at Carnegie Hall. I had to pull the car over and catch my breath I was laughing so hard! Loved every story...Thanks, Stadium Pal!!

  • Kelly
    2019-03-26 15:52

    So funny!

  • Jeanne
    2019-04-15 21:00

    I could listen to this again and again. David Sedaris is certainly a gifted writer and performer. I enjoy his stories about his family and am glad he is not my brother!

  • Lane Willson
    2019-03-22 15:58

    OK, technically I listened to this "book". But when the last best hope for scary monolithic world domination of information - Amazon, says it is a book...I just say yes ma'am! After finishing David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall, I'm getting in line to read his other concerts or listen to his other books...whatever...because he is hilarious! Apparently, I'm unbelievably late to the David Sedaris bandwagon, as friends of both my children and my parents have politely asked what took me so long? Sure, I allowed myself to get distracted by Comedy Central, You Tube, HBO, and Oprah (Oprah?...forget it, he's on roll.)I had forgotten there were folks writing really funny stuff. Jonathan Swift, Will Rogers, Woody Allen, Lewis Grizzard,and virtually every national political campaign since 1968 are all wonderfully funny reads, but starting with the Jackie Gleason Show my funny bone was distracted by the shiny lights and "How sweet it is!!". By the time Robin Williams and Bill Murray came along I had long ago abandoned trying to read something funny. Other than an odd John Irving novel, I rarely came across a reading inspired laugh. Now that has changed, and after my ribs heal I will read the rest of his works.

  • Kevin
    2019-03-26 21:35

    Bestselling humorist Sedaris likes to test out new material on twice-a-year reading tours to get the rhythm and phrasing perfected before he puts them down on the page. This live recording of his October 22, 2002, reading at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall finds Sedaris performing seven hilarious new pieces and taking a few questions from his audience. As uproarious as Sedaris is on the page, he's even funnier reading his wickedly jaundiced reflections. With brilliant deadpan timing, Sedaris is a charm, whether being coaxed into purchasing his clothes in the women's department by his sister Amy ("I'm the guy in a crowded steak house removing a jacket with the label reading 'Sassy Sport'") or untangling the Dutch legend of St. Nicholas and his "six to eight black men" slaves/assistants or trying to explain to guests—in French—that his boss has a rubber hand. Sedaris reaches his pinnacle of hilarity describing his purchase of the "Stadium Pal," an exterior catheter marketed to "sports fans, truck drivers and anyone else who's tired of searching for a bathroom." He praises the "freedom leg bag" that conveniently attaches to the user's calf: "The bag can be emptied and reused up to 12 times, making it both disgusting and cost-effective."

  • Andrea Mullarkey
    2019-04-17 22:50

    It is no secret that I love David Sedaris. And as much as I love his short stories I have a very special fondness for his autobiographical essays. Having read most everything he's published there was very little new in this collection. But that hardly mattered and it was still completely entertaining company while I ran. One of the best things about this collection is that everything was performed live. And that means that even if I knew a piece from having read it in print or heard it as part of a studio audiobook these live performances had another flavor to them. Nearly everything was sweeter and more nostalgic. And frankly the energy of the audience helped me to find these essays funny all over again. It was fantastic and if I could request one thing it would be a full 2 hour performance of snippets from Sedaris's diaries - all punchlines. That was far and away my favorite part of this collection.

  • Marianne
    2019-04-15 19:39

    David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall is a recording of excerpts from Sedaris 2002 tour, recorded at Carnegie Hall. Repeat After Me is a piece that explores the use of family anecdotes, in this case, of his somewhat paranoid sister Lisa, for material in his books and essays. Hilarious throughout, the last line none-the-less brings a lump to the throat. Who’s the Chef explores dinner party conversations and one-up-manship. Lesson Three explores going clothing shopping with Amy; Lesson Four, male accessories, in particular an external catheter. Six to Eight Black Men explores local gun laws and Christmas customs in foreign countries. As a Cloggie, this one was particularly entertaining. Throughout, Sedaris self-deprecating manner and original humour has the audience rolling in the aisles.

  • Robin
    2019-04-01 16:44

    Despite this being a recording of a live show, since the author David Sedaris reads from his books, I wanted to include it here. David Sedaris is so funny. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed his essay "6 to 8 Black Men" which is absolutely hilarious. This is a great audiobook for summertime listening when all you want to do is laugh.

  • taeli
    2019-04-10 23:31

    finished 10/2/13Several of Sedaris's stories read live by David to an audience at Carnegie Hall. I had heard a few of these stories (likely from this performance) on other of his audiobooks, but it was just the right kind of pick-me-up I needed after finishing the emotionally heavy book I had just finished. Good for several laughs!

  • Jim Flanagan
    2019-04-04 23:53

    This audiobook contains a lot of stories that are featured in other Sedaris books, but it does have a few selections that are unique to this recording. Plus, it has "6 to 8 Black Men," which is one of his funniest stories, so it is definitely worth listening to this recording, even if you have already heard everything else he has recorded.

  • Lori
    2019-04-16 16:47

    I am not big on audio books but, after reading many GR reviews applauding Sedaris's style of narrating his own work, I had to give it a try. Glad I did - it was a real treat! I wished the Q & A at the conclusion of the reading was longer. I wanted to hear more about Rooster and what he's been up to. I hope Sedaris writes more about this colorful sibling.

  • Michael
    2019-04-02 23:00

    Pissed myself. Yes, the stories are good but I think it's more the delivery, in a concert hall setting, which realises the true humour in the material. In other books, he often reads in a self indulgent voice, which stinks of snobbish sanctimony and twee pretence; the humour is lost. I prefer the down to earth vibe he puts out in front of an audience.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-16 16:35

    First Sedaris book in awhile I've enjoyed. I was starting to fear that I'd changed, or he had changed. Luckily, these stories have shown me that Sedaris and I continue to have a good reader and author relationship.The stories were not overly vulgar, nor did he skirt around issues. They were funny, each one making me smile. Nothing more than that. Except some great political comentary.

  • Carol
    2019-03-30 15:41

    I was in the mood to have a fun and enjoyable laugh. Had not heard of Sedaris' concert Live Carnegie Hall. We have a slight difference in humor taste, but this time he hit me on the spot and I was delighted and laughed out loud many times. Sedaris was referred to me by some of my book club buddies, and it proved so enjoyable. Thanks ladies...

  • Earl
    2019-04-22 20:43

    This is a double collection of audio books that will guarantee to make you laugh out loud. David Sedaris is a just a brilliant hilarious man.And, apparently, I had listened to Live at Carnegie Hall before. It didn't diminish the enjoyment I had this time around, considering it was five years ago. No wonder I didn't remember right away!

  • Nooshin Navidi
    2019-04-06 19:46

    Being a huge fan of David Sedaris, I can go on & on about how outrageously funny he is, but nothing illustrates that better than listening to him read his own work. This CD is just the latest in a series of readings that made me laugh out loud over & over again. One of the best writers of our time and a prolific master of satire. A must-listen for Sedaris fans.

  • Anna
    2019-04-10 18:51

    Sedaris makes me feel good about being a human being, and he inspires me to be more humane, more loving, more open, more creative. more. more. morre. This was funny and poignant and aching and hopeful and heart breaking and life giving.

  • Rebecca Sofferman
    2019-04-20 15:34

    Listening to this live recording, especially the question and answer section at the end, allowed me to live vicariously through anyone who has seen him live (bucket list item for me). Wonderful, includes 6 to 8 Black Men.

  • Juli
    2019-04-17 19:40

    This audiobook has some of David Sedaris' best material and is highlighted by his dry reading of it. This also contains his funniest story, a discussion of people who pronounce words in their original languages even when uncalled for.