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David Sedaris and the Joy of Book Tours

December 12th, 2011 No comments

David Sedaris at WBUR studios in June 2008.

Bestselling memoirist David Sedaris recently spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle about his penchant for telling stories with a dark twist and the enjoyment he gets out of interacting with his fans while on a book tour. When asked about touring, he says, “To me that’s my reward for the solitude of writing – you get to be in front of that audience, and you get to read it out loud.” Sedaris is well known for his patience at book signings, conscientiously trying to talk to everyone in line, to the point of spending hours in one location. Read more…


New Release: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

September 27th, 2010 No comments

51aY-y44q-L._SL160_By David Sedaris
Little, Brown and Company | 176pgs
Release Date: September 28, 2010

Humorist David Sedaris, best known for mining his family life and slightly misspent youth for his wildly entertaining memoir collections, takes a cue from Aesop in his latest book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modern Bestiary. This thin volume of fables, accompanied with illustrations by Ian Falconer, features a menagerie of winged and furry creatures that share the same frustrations and malaise of life that we humans do. In the The Faithful Setter, the marriage of an Irish hound and his mutt wife is strained by her breed insecurities, while Hello Kitty features a disgruntled cat ordered to mandatory AA meetings. But, make no mistake, these are not kiddie fables. The dark humor that is characteristic of Sedaris’ style weaves through most of the plots. In an interview with USA TODAY, the author describes the book “as bedtime stories for children who drink.” Read more…


David Sedaris Supports National Audiobook Month

June 4th, 2010 No comments
David Sedaris at WBUR studios in June 2008.

David Sedaris at WBUR studios in June 2008.

June is National Audiobook Month, and according to writer David Sedaris, also National Cornbread Stuffing Month. In honor of audiobooks and carbs, the author of Naked and When You Are Engulfed in Flames worked with the Get Caught Listening campaign to record a couple of promos to support National Audiobook Month. Entertainment Weekly has the audio files posted exclusively on their site. In his characteristic absurd and humorous style, Sedaris extols the virtues of Sam Lipsyte’s writing in The Ask, the voice work of narrator Dylan Baker, and the ability to eat cornbread stuffing while listening to an audiobook. All for a good cause.
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