The Santaland Diaries
THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first, the job is simply humiliating but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa's workshop he becomes battle-weary and bitter. Finding consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. May not be suitable for younger audiences.
"A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing." --NY Times.
"A sardonic, merrily subversive tale--just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!"--NY Newsday.
"A satirical brazenness that holds u next to Twain and Nathanael West." --The New Yorker.