In the second episode of a two-part exclusive, David Sedaris reads "Author, Author?," a story that recently appeared in The New Yorker about the joys of book tours, giant boxes of condoms, and Costco.
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Not long ago, we featured David Sedaris reading “Of Mice and Men,” a comic bit from his newish book, When You are Engulfed in Flames. Now, we give you another funny (also live) reading from the same book.
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The life of David Sedaris took an unexpected, and not entirely unwelcome, turn when his "Santaland Diaries" were first broadcast on Morning Edition in 1992.
Sedaris recounted his experiences playing Crumpet the elf at Macy’s in New York during the holidays. Almost overnight, he went from obscurity to sought-after talent.
Now, 13 years later, he is a best-selling author who still appears on public radio from time-to-time.
And in those intervening years, the popularity of his original NPR appearance has only grown. So, here, once again, is Sedaris reading in 1992 from his "Santaland Diaries."
David Sedaris is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International’s This American Life, and is the bestselling author of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Barrel Fever. Sedaris reads from and discusses his new book When You Are Engulfed in Flames. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking.