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David Sedaris

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David Sedaris was born in Binghamton, New York on December 26, 1956, but he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Much of Sedaris' humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of North Carolina. He graduated from the näytä lisää Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. He is a popular radio commentator, essayist, and short story writer. He held many part-time and odd jobs before getting a job reading excerpts from his diaries on National Public Radio in 1992. His first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, was published in 1994. His other works include Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), and Calypso. Me Talk Pretty One Day won the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2001. He has also written several plays with his sister Amy Sedaris including Stump the Host, Stitches, and The Little Frieda Mysteries. In 2014 her title, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Oliver DelaCruz, November 19, 2005

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Tekijän teokset

Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) 21,132 kappaletta
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004) 13,283 kappaletta
Naked (1997) 12,342 kappaletta
When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008) — Kertoja, eräät painokset9,168 kappaletta
Holidays on Ice: Stories (1997) 7,611 kappaletta
Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays (1994) 5,449 kappaletta
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls (2013) 3,493 kappaletta
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk (2010) 3,393 kappaletta
Calypso (2018) 2,296 kappaletta
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (2017) 1,474 kappaletta
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (2005) — Toimittaja; Johdanto — 1,219 kappaletta
SantaLand Diaries (1998) 692 kappaletta
Happy-Go-Lucky (2022) 651 kappaletta
The Best of Me (2020) 640 kappaletta
The Book of Liz (2002) 278 kappaletta
The David Sedaris Box Set (2000) 134 kappaletta
Themes and Variations (2020) 125 kappaletta
Van je familie moet je het hebben (2010) 78 kappaletta
Me Talk Pretty One Day [abridged] (2001) 71 kappaletta
Naked [abridged] (2001) 61 kappaletta
The Ultimate David Sedaris (2006) 36 kappaletta
Pretty Ugly (TOON Books) (2024) 29 kappaletta
Fuselfieber / Nackt. Doppelband (1999) 9 kappaletta
Hundeleben (2002) 4 kappaletta
Cuor contento il ciel lo aiuta (2023) 4 kappaletta
Naked / Me Talk Pretty One Day (2017) 3 kappaletta
Do I Sound Gay? 2 kappaletta
Innocents Abroad 2 kappaletta
Two Classic Stories (2014) 2 kappaletta
Estoy bien (2024) 1 kappale
Bitte lächeln! (2023) 1 kappale
Karácsony jéggel (2004) 1 kappale
Letting Go 1 kappale
Sedaris David 1 kappale
Farm 1 kappale
NPR Holiday Favorites (2009) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel (2017) — Kertoja, eräät painokset5,830 kappaletta
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 (2003) — Avustaja — 751 kappaletta
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 743 kappaletta
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 (2002) — Avustaja — 600 kappaletta
Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories (1987) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset371 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 344 kappaletta
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (2010) — Johdanto — 304 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 290 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Avustaja — 227 kappaletta
Paris Was Ours (2011) — Avustaja — 225 kappaletta
Strange Stories for Strange Kids (2001) — Avustaja — 220 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 211 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years (2010) — Avustaja — 190 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Avustaja — 190 kappaletta
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Avustaja — 160 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (2010) — Avustaja — 100 kappaletta
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2001 (2001) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta
The Best Australian Essays 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina (2019) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Sedaris, David Raymond
Syntymäaika
1956-12-26
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Johnson City, New York, USA
Asuinpaikat
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
New York, New York, USA
Paris, France
London, England, UK
Rackham, West Sussex, England, UK
Koulutus
Kent State University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BA|1987)
Ammatit
writer
Suhteet
Sedaris, Amy (sister)
Hamrick, Hugh (partner)
Organisaatiot
New Yorker
NPR
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Honorary Doctorate (Binghamton University, 2008)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2019)
Terry Southern Prize for Humor (2018)
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2001)
Jonathan Swift Internationaler Literaturpreis für Satire und Humor (2019)
Time Humorist of the Year Award (2001) (näytä kaikki 7)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Medal for Spoken Language (2018)
Agentti
Steven Barclay Agency
Lyhyt elämäkerta
David Raymond Sedaris (born December 26, 1956) is an American 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. He is the brother and writing collaborator of actor Amy Sedaris.

Much of Sedaris's humor is ostensibly autobiographical and self-deprecating and often concerns his family life, his middle-class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, his Greek heritage, homosexuality, jobs, education, drug use, and obsessive behaviors, and his life in France, London, and the English South Downs

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Such a strange book. Much of it was really dull, but then there'd be bits where I laughed till the tears ran down my face.
 
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Abcdarian | 368 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 18, 2024 |
Different cover on our copy
 
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JimandMary69 | 65 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 24, 2024 |
For a week or two, the book group of which I am a long-distance member (me: southern France, they: northern England) had a bit of an e-mail chat about David Sedaris. He is, apparently, the funniest man alive. So I was almost ecstatic to discover one of his books, unread and indeed previously unnoticed, on our shelves. Well, I've read it. It went down easily enough, but I was in truth slightly underwhelmed after the big build-up he'd had. He snatches at incidents from throughout his childhood and adulthood: there's no sense of a narrative here. However, by the end, there's a vivid picture of a feisty and somewhat disfunctional family at work, providing him with endless material for the incidents he describes. It's fun, easy to pick up and enjoy, but for me, it wasn't a memorable read. One for the holiday suitcase?… (lisätietoja)
 
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Margaret09 | 193 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2024 |
Great fun read for Sedaris fans. Didn't laugh out loud quite as much as I have with his others but still enjoyed it. The last story - Smoking Section - loses its energy pretty quickly but overall a good read for the beach or a long weekend.
 
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gonzocc | 267 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 31, 2024 |

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