***** “when you are engulfed in flames”

I am reading the latest David Sedaris book, “When you are engulfed in flames” and it’s good — even if it’s kind. “To be young and bratty, that’s OK. It’s funny,” the 51-year-old author says in an interview with The Associated Press. “To be old and bratty. … Well, that’s simply wrong.” From CNN: “He’s still the funniest guy around, hilarious enough to make you want to call your friends, book in hand, and read pieces out loud trying to mimic his deadpan delivery. He hasn’t lost the gift of cracking open mundane frustrations, such as sitting next to an annoying person during a long plane ride, to reveal the gleaming kernel of absurdity.”