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Lily (joy1) | 717 comments Use this thread to discuss David Sedaris, author of our December selection.

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Lily (joy1) | 717 comments "With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today."

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Lily (joy1) | 717 comments "David Raymond Sedaris (born December 26, 1956) is an American Grammy Award-nominated humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. He was publicly recognized 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. His next five 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), became New York Times Best Sellers. In 2010, he released a collection of stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. In 2013, Sedaris released his latest collection of essays, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.

By 2008 his books had sold seven million copies. Much of Sedaris's humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and often concerns his family life, his middle-class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, Greek heritage, jobs, education, drug use, obsessive behaviors and his life in France, London, and the English South Downs."

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(This is basically identical to the Goodreads entry for DS, I just realized.)

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Lily (joy1) | 717 comments Goodreads Quotation of the Day for 12/26/13

Like all of my friends, she's a lousy judge of character
David Sedaris

December 26, 1956: Happy 57th birthday, David Sedaris! The mischievous raconteur first shot to fame with an essay that he read on public radio about his job as a Christmas elf.

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