Thursday, June 12, 2008

Set Yourself On Fire

While I was driving this morning, I heard writer and former Chicagoan David Sedaris on Eight Forty-Eight and laughed the entire way to work. Definitely take a listen. He (and his sister, actress Amy Sedaris) is incredibly funny and irreverent, making us laugh at old people losing their dentures in shrubbery or a foreigner crying on an airplane next to him in his essays. He's come under fire for the "truthiness" of his work—though much of his work is listed as nonfiction, he fully acknowledges his tendency to exaggerate—but I call those people haters and continue to laugh out loud.

He's reading from his latest book, When You Are Engulfed In Flames, at Barbara's Bookstore (1218 S. Halsted) tonight. If you attend, get their early: Sedaris can definitely pack a house.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your companion's uncle went to hear his reading at Vienna's main public library. He was surprised at the crowd who hung from the rafters to be present.