Funny Man Land

by Lisa Donovan

So tomorrow night, for our anniversary (it was in March, but this was my present), we are going to see David Sedaris. He is, by far, my favorite writer and humorist. The man is gloriously riotous. Two reasons why it was my anniversary gift: first one being I am a big enough geek to merit getting tickets to hear an author give a reading (it is something I love) and because it was one of the things that my husband and I courted upon. We were both reading the same David Sedaris book Me Talk Pretty One Day, and it bonded us forever. Some people fall in love to sappy love songs, we fell in love to Dinah the Christmas Whore in Sedaris’s book, Holidays on Ice.

I had first heard Sedaris on NPR reading some of his short stories on This American Life (that’s another shining gem to catch - we listen every Sunday). I have been hooked ever since.

If you haven’t heard of or had a chance to pick up a book by this wonderously talented boy, do it now. Don’t let yourself get distracted for another moment! I suggest starting with his Holidays On Ice (though you might want to save it for the holidays - it is enough to keep those Xmas blues at bay) and then moving to Me Talk Pretty One Day. I think the latter is the best. Well written, funny, funny, funny, stuff. I kid you not, I fell out of a chair in a coffee house laughing so hard. Read it!

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This entry was posted on Monday, April 17th, 2006 at 9:08 am and is filed under Lifestyles, Writing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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