Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Sedaris reads his books to you

If he had written nothing more than "The Santaland Diaries," David Sedaris would have claimed a spot in the Humorist Hall of Fame.

His recounting of working as a woefully miscast department store elf still cracks me up.

Of course, he's written much more since then in books about learning to speak French and stopping smoking ("Me Talk Pretty One Day," "When You Are Engulfed in Flames") plus New Yorker and Esquire essays that provide an exquisitely twisted take on things.

For example, Esquire asked him to contribute to its Valentine's Day issue and he submitted a story about a particularly nasty boil on his butt, his lover and things you do for love. Let him tell you about it.

He still doesn't quite understand why people pay to hear him read books they've already read for themselves, but he's not going to stop showing up.

He'll be here at TBPAC on April 18. For more information: http://www.tbpac.org/shows/show.asp?showId=2152

-- MichaelK/TBPAC

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