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David Sedaris

Autor(a) de Me Talk Pretty One Day

66+ Works 84,503 Membros 1,833 Reviews 582 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) 21,049 cópias
Naked (1997) 12,318 cópias
When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008) — Narrador, algumas edições9,127 cópias
Holidays on Ice: Stories (1997) 7,590 cópias
Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays (1994) 5,426 cópias
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls (2013) 3,477 cópias
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk (2010) 3,377 cópias
Calypso (2018) 2,267 cópias
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (2005) — Editor; Introdução — 1,216 cópias
SantaLand Diaries (1998) 690 cópias
Happy-Go-Lucky (2022) 633 cópias
The Best of Me (2020) 630 cópias
The Book of Liz (2002) 278 cópias
The David Sedaris Box Set (2000) 134 cópias
Themes and Variations (2020) 123 cópias
Naked [abridged] (2001) 61 cópias
The Ultimate David Sedaris (2006) 36 cópias
Pretty Ugly (TOON Books) (2024) 26 cópias
Hundeleben (2002) 4 cópias
Do I Sound Gay? 2 cópias
Two Classic Stories (2014) 2 cópias
Innocents Abroad 2 cópias
Álbum de família 1 exemplar(es)
Aileni Kot ve Kadifeyle Giydir (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Bitte lächeln! (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Estoy bien (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
©lbum de fam©Ưlia 1 exemplar(es)
Karácsony jéggel (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Letting Go 1 exemplar(es)
Sedaris David 1 exemplar(es)
Farm 1 exemplar(es)
NPR Holiday Favorites (2009) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Lincoln no Limbo (2017) — Narrador, algumas edições5,769 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 747 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 741 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 597 cópias
Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories (1987) — Prefácio, algumas edições371 cópias
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 343 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (2010) — Introdução — 302 cópias
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 290 cópias
The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 227 cópias
Paris Was Ours (2011) — Contribuinte — 225 cópias
Strange Stories for Strange Kids (2001) — Contribuinte — 220 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 211 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 205 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years (2010) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Best Food Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Best Australian Essays 2009 (2009) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina (2019) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Sedaris, David Raymond
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Johnson City, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
New York, New York, USA
Paris, France
London, England, UK
Rackham, West Sussex, England, UK
Kent State University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BA|1987)
Sedaris, Amy (sister)
Hamrick, Hugh (partner)
New Yorker
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) (mostrar todas 7)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Medal for Spoken Language (2018)
Steven Barclay Agency
Pequena biografia
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



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?… (mais)
Margaret09 | outras 193 resenhas | 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.
gonzocc | outras 267 resenhas | Mar 31, 2024 |
I think David Sedaris is hilarious for the most part. Sometimes I feel like he’s trying too hard which was the case in parts of this but overall I enjoyed the humor...until the last story.
jbrownleo | outras 193 resenhas | Mar 27, 2024 |
I had heard so much about how hilarious David Sedaris was I bought this book. A good deal of this book was far from hilarious to me, and made me feel sad instead. I just can’t laugh at a child with undiagnosed OCD whose teacher ends up drinking with his mother in the kitchen while said mother does impressions of her sons various mannerisms. That having been said, some of the later chapters were amusing and there were a couple of laugh out loud lines. I am obviously no constituted to read these types of books, as all of Carrie Fisher’s “hilarious “ writing made me sad as well… (mais)
corliss12000 | outras 120 resenhas | Mar 16, 2024 |



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