Barrel Fever

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Barrel Fever
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First edition
AuthorDavid Sedaris
CountryUnited States
GenreEssay and short story collection
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
Publication date
June 1994
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages196 pp (first edition, hardcover)
ISBN0-316-77940-7 (first edition, hardcover)
Followed byNaked 

Barrel Fever and Other Stories is a 1994 collection of short stories and essays by David Sedaris. The book is divided into two sections. The first section consists of short fiction and the second half contains autobiographical essays. The most famous of the essays is "SantaLand Diaries", the essay that made Sedaris famous when he read it on National Public Radio in 1992. The essay tells of his experiences working as an elf at Macy's.



  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


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