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
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You might not expect "Santa's helper" to be a career-altering gig, but for David Sedaris, it changed everything. The writer and humorist spent a season working at Macy's as a department store elf. He described his short tenure as Crumpet the Elf in "The Santaland Diaries," an essay that he first read on Morning Edition in 1992. He was brought to NPR by an up-and-coming producer named Ira Glass....

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

3.96 avg rating — 481,302 ratings — published 2000 — 54 editions
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Naked

4.08 avg rating — 189,180 ratings — published 1997 — 55 editions
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Dress Your Family in Cordur...

4.07 avg rating — 183,087 ratings — published 2004 — 55 editions
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When You Are Engulfed in Fl...

4.03 avg rating — 143,343 ratings — published 2008 — 46 editions
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Holidays on Ice

3.96 avg rating — 83,624 ratings — published 1997 — 36 editions
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Let's Explore Diabetes with...

3.78 avg rating — 75,562 ratings — published 2013 — 32 editions
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Barrel Fever: Stories and E...

3.78 avg rating — 43,258 ratings — published 1994 — 31 editions
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SantaLand Diaries

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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: Stories and Essays

“Sometimes the sins you haven't committed are all you have left to hold onto.”
David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames

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

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