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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 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) David Sedaris recently moved from New York to Paris. Raised in North Carolina, he has worked as a housecleaner &, most famously, as a part-time elf for Macy's. Several of his plays have been produced, & he is a regular contributor to Public Radio International's "This American Life." His essays have been featured in "The New Yorker", "Harper's", & "Esquire". He is the author of the books "Barrel Fever", "Naked", & "Holidays on Ice". (Publisher Provided)
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Me Talk Pretty One Day 19,924 copies, 345 reviews
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim 12,661 copies, 186 reviews
Naked 11,732 copies, 117 reviews
When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Narrator, some editions) 8,445 copies, 254 reviews
Holidays on Ice: Stories 7,171 copies, 184 reviews
Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays 5,163 copies, 63 reviews
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk 3,039 copies, 160 reviews
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls 3,027 copies, 144 reviews
Calypso 1,687 copies, 85 reviews
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) 1,152 copies, 43 reviews
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (Editor; Introduction) 1,149 copies, 15 reviews
SantaLand Diaries 620 copies, 12 reviews
The Best of Me 359 copies, 8 reviews
The Book of Liz 264 copies, 1 review
The David Sedaris Box Set 130 copies, 1 review
Themes and Variations 85 copies, 3 reviews
Indefinite Leave to Remain 70 copies, 4 reviews
Naked [abridged] 57 copies, 4 reviews
The Ultimate David Sedaris 36 copies, 1 review
Hundeleben 4 copies
Farm 1 copy
Letting Go 1 copy
Lincoln in the Bardo (Narrator, some editions) 4,811 copies, 293 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 (Contributor) 721 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Essays 2005 (Contributor) 319 copies, 1 review
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (Introduction) 288 copies, 8 reviews
The Best American Essays 2008 (Contributor) 275 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Essays 2010 (Contributor) 210 copies, 7 reviews
Strange Stories for Strange Kids (Contributor) 204 copies, 3 reviews
Paris Was Ours (Contributor) 201 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (Contributor) 197 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (Contributor) 196 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (Contributor) 177 copies

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'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life
Fresh Air, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 0am
David Sedaris writes personal stories, funny tales about his life growing up in a Greek family outside of Raleigh, N.C., about in Santa's workshop at Christmastime, and about living abroad with his longtime partner, Hugh. The stories have appeared on This American Life and in The New Yorker, and have now filled seven essay collections, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and now — his latest collection — Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls. (Shortride)… (more)

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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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