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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I ran down the street to play with Tim almost every day…all day long we dodged bullets in rank suburban tangles of elderberry and ailanthus and day-lilies run wild, running doubled over, darting in breathless zigzags from point to point, cover to cover…Donna Tartt, “The Ambush”


Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about important relationships, and one playful spoof about the lives of c...

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Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 452,181 ratings — published 2000 — 55 editions
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Naked
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 173,699 ratings — published 1997 — 52 editions
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Dress Your Family in Cordur...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 165,715 ratings — published 2004 — 53 editions
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When You Are Engulfed in Fl...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 130,784 ratings — published 2007 — 46 editions
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Holidays on Ice
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Let's Explore Diabetes with...
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Barrel Fever
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 40,437 ratings — published 1994 — 29 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

“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.”
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