Tuesday, November 14, 2006

If you like your Christmas spirit with a grain of salt...


Patrick Dennis' The Joyous Season is one of my all-time favorite holiday reads (second only to David Sedaris' Holidays on Ice...). Dennis is famous for Auntie Mame and The Joyous Season is no less hilarious. Told from the point of view of a very precocious little boy the genius of the writing most often comes from what he doesn't tell rather than from what he does. This is a tale of family, dysfunction and deep abiding love--and isn't that what the holidays are really about? -Rhiannon

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