Holidays on Ice

holidaysoniceAfter reading David Sedaris’ Holidays on Ice, it was pretty easy for me to deduce that he’s got to be one of my absolute favorite authors. I’ve read all of his other books, with the exception of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, a collection of not-so-normal children’s stories that I have about half left to. This mix, however, was typical to Sedaris’ other non-fiction works but also a mix of fiction which is the uniqueness that Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk brings to his style. Reading about Sedaris’ life always cracks me up with the way he is able to articulate the strange occurrences that happened to his family, and it seems as if these sorts of instances follow him through life. However, I believe it also to be a way he has of portraying the things that happen to him. His writing style is simple yet so intriguing. I actually draw a lot of inspiration from his stories and from my last writing class, creative non-fiction. I have a lot of fun trying to find a way to put my own experiences into words and also try to make them into funny situations since that seems to be my verbal storytelling style. It’s incredibly difficult to detach from personal experiences, but I really do love the challenge. And for this reason, I truly admire Sedaris who just weaves these tales so seemingly with ease in a way that has me always eager to read and reread his tales.

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