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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Me Talk Pretty One Day

3.97 avg rating — 543,117 ratings — published 2000 — 61 editions
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Naked

4.08 avg rating — 213,427 ratings — published 1997 — 55 editions
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Dress Your Family in Cordur...

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Holidays on Ice

3.94 avg rating — 95,857 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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Let's Explore Diabetes with...

3.80 avg rating — 97,975 ratings — published 2013 — 38 editions
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Barrel Fever: Stories and E...

3.78 avg rating — 47,229 ratings — published 1994 — 33 editions
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SantaLand Diaries

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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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