David Sedaris

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David Sedaris (born December 26, 1956) is a gay American essayist and radio contributor. He is very much a satirist.

Sedaris was born in Johnson City, New York and was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He first achieved prominence in 1992 with the radio essay The SantaLand Diaries on National Public Radioís Morning Edition. It was also broadcast in the UK on Radio 4 in 1996.

Several compilations of his humor columns have been published in books such as Naked, Barrel Fever, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He can occasionally be heard reading essays on radio programs such as This American Life. Much of his humor is autobiographical, concerning his family life, jobs, education, and relationships.

He lives mostly in France with his partner, Hugh Hamrick. More recently he has purchased an apartment in London. His sister, Amy Sedaris, is a writer and actress.

His newest book, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, released in June 2004, hit the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for Nonfiction.

Selected Works

Radio

David Sedaris is featured regularly on the NPR/Chicago Public Radio show, This American Life. As of 9 April 2005, he has contributed to or been featured on 36 episodes.

External links

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