Barrel Fever

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Barrel Fever
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Author David Sedaris
Country United States
Language English
Genre Essay and short story collection
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publication date
June 1994
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 196 pp (first edition, hardcover)
ISBN 0-316-77940-7 (first edition, hardcover)
OCLC 38565150
Followed by Naked

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