Andrew Steele

David Sedaris Books

This page lists the stories found in each of David Sedaris' books. Most of the stories which aired as part of Meet David Sedaris, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 are published in his various books.

Barrel Fever (1994)

Stories

  1. Parade
  2. Music for Lovers
  3. The Last You'll Hear from Me
  4. My Manuscript
  5. Firestone
  6. We Get Along
  7. Glen's Homophobia Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2
  8. Don's Story
  9. Season's Greetings to Our Friends and Family!!!
  10. Jamboree
  11. After Malison
  12. Barrel Fever

Essays

  1. Diary of a Smoker
  2. Giantess
  3. The Curly Kind
  4. SantaLand Diaries

Holidays on Ice (1997)

  1. SantaLand Diaries
  2. Season's Greetings to Our Friend and Family!!!
  3. Dinah, the Christmas Whore
  4. Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol
  5. Based on a True Story
  6. Christmas Means Giving

Naked (1997)

  1. Chipped Beef
  2. A Plague of Tics
  3. Get Your Ya-Ya's Out!
  4. Next of Kin
  5. Cyclops
  6. The Women's Open
  7. True Detective
  8. Dix Hill
  9. I Like Guys
  10. The Drama Bug
  11. Dinah, the Christmas Whore
  12. Planet of the Apes
  13. The Incomplete Quad
  14. C.O.G.
  15. Something for Everyone
  16. Ashes
  17. Naked

Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000)

One

  1. Go Carolina
  2. Giant Dreams, Midget Abilities
  3. Genetic Engineering
  4. Twelve Moments in the Life of the Artist
  5. You Can't Kill the Rooster
  6. The Youth in Asia
  7. The Learning Curve
  8. Big Boy
  9. The Great Leap Forward
  10. Today's Special
  11. City of Angels
  12. A Shiner Like a Diamond
  13. Nutcracker.com

Deux

  1. See You Again Yesterday
  2. Me Talk Pretty One Day
  3. Jesus Shaves
  4. The Tapeworm Is In
  5. Make That a Double
  6. Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa
  7. 21 Down
  8. The City of Light in the Dark
  9. I Pledge Allegiance to the Bag
  10. Picka Pocketoni
  11. I Almost Saw This Girl Get Killed
  12. Smart Guy
  13. The Late Show
  14. I'll Eat What He's Wearing

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004)

  1. Us and Them
  2. Let It Snow
  3. The Ship Shape
  4. Full House
  5. Consider the Stars
  6. Monie Changes Everything
  7. The Change in Me
  8. Hejira
  9. Slumus Lordicus
  10. The Girl Next Door
  11. Blood Work
  12. The End of the Affair
  13. Repeat After Me
  14. Six to Eight Black Men
  15. Rooster at the Hitchin' Post
  16. Possession
  17. Put a Lid on It
  18. A Can of Worms
  19. Chicken in the Henhouse
  20. Who's the Chef?
  21. Baby Einstein
  22. Nuit of the Living Dead

When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008)

  1. It's Catching
  2. Keeping Up
  3. The Understudy
  4. This Old House
  5. Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?
  6. Road Trips
  7. What I Learned
  8. That's Amore
  9. The Monster Mash
  10. In the Waiting Room
  11. Solution to Saturday's Puzzle
  12. Adult Figures Charging Toward a Concrete Toadstool
  13. Memento Mori
  14. All the Beauty You Will Ever Need
  15. Town and Country
  16. Aerial
  17. The Man in the Hut
  18. Of Mice and Men
  19. April in Paris
  20. Crybaby
  21. Old Faithful
  22. The Smoking Section

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (2010)

  1. The Cat and the Baboon
  2. The Migrating Warblers
  3. The Squirrel and the Chipmunk
  4. The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck
  5. The Motherless Bear
  6. The Mouse and the Snake
  7. The Parenting Storks
  8. The Faithful Setter
  9. The Crow and the Lamb
  10. The Sick Rat and the Healthy Rat
  11. The Cow and the Turkey
  12. The Vigilant Rabbit
  13. The Judicious Brown Chicken
  14. The Parrot and the Potbellied Pig
  15. Hello Kitty
  16. The Grieving Owl

Exploring Diabetes with Owls (2013)

  1. Dentists Without Borders
  2. Attaboy
  3. Think Differenter
  4. Memory Laps
  5. A Friend in the Ghetto
  6. Loggerheads
  7. If I Ruled the World
  8. Easy, Tiger
  9. Laugh, Kookaburra
  10. Standing Still
  11. Just a Quick E-mail
  12. A Guy Walks into a Bar Car
  13. Author, Author
  14. Obama!!!!!
  15. Standing By
  16. I Break for Traditional Marriage
  17. Understanding Understanding Owls
  18. #2 to Go
  19. Health-Care Freedom and Why I Want My Country Back
  20. Now Hiring Friendly People
  21. Rubbish
  22. Day In, Day Out
  23. Mind the Gap
  24. A Cold Case
  25. The Happy Place
  26. Dog Days

Calypso (2018)

  1. Company Man
  2. Now We Are Five
  3. Little Guy
  4. Stepping Out
  5. A House Divided
  6. The Perfect Fit
  7. Leviathan
  8. Your English Is So Good
  9. Calypso
  10. A Modest Proposal
  11. The Silent Treatment
  12. Untamed
  13. The One(s) Who Got Away
  14. Sorry
  15. Boo-hooey
  16. A Number of the Reasons I've Been Depressed Lately
  17. Why Aren't You Laughing?
  18. I'm Still Standing
  19. The Spirit World
  20. And While You're Up There, Check On My Prostate
  21. The Comey Memo