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David Sedaris


Born
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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It Must Be Christmastime. David Sedaris Reads 'Santaland Diaries'

Think you're stressed out during the holidays? Try being one of Santa's little helpers.


Way before social distancing was a thing, writer and humorist David Sedaris worked as a department store elf. And it turns out, being surrounded by tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.


Sedaris wrote about the downside of joy in Santaland Diaries, a collection of stories based on his experiences.

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

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Naked

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Calypso

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Holidays on Ice

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Quotes by David Sedaris  (?)
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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.”
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