David Sedaris





David Sedaris

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in Binghamton, New York, The United States
December 26, 1956

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David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor.

Sedaris came to prominence in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay "SantaLand Diaries." He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994. Each of his four subsequent essay collections, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008) have become New York Times Best Sellers.

As of 2008, his books have collectively sold seven million copies. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North...more


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Guest host David Sedaris presents a program celebrating the late writer and actor David Rakoff.


Rakoff read often for SELECTED SHORTS, and in this special tribute show, featuring two of his performances, we hear his exceptional ability to pull emotion and meaning out of a text, without getting in its way. David Sedaris, who was a friend of Rakoff’s, praises him as a “lover of language” who “coul...

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Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 412,018 ratings — published 2000 — 49 editions
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Naked
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 156,735 ratings — published 1998 — 45 editions
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Dress Your Family in Cordur...
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Holidays on Ice
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Let's Explore Diabetes with...
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Barrel Fever
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October 2010, David Sedaris
"A self-proclaimed magnet for crazy people, the humorist talks about his new work of short fiction, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, and the grossest nature videos you can find on YouTube." ...More

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“If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.”
David Sedaris, Barrel Fever

“Everyone looks retarded once you set your mind to it.”
David Sedaris

“Like all of my friends, she's a lousy judge of character.”
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

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