Wednesday, May 6, 2009

If I Could Only Read One Author for the Rest of My Life . .

It would be David Sedaris. This man is genius. His ability to blend sardonic accounts of everyday life experiences with touching portraits of the common dysfunctional family and upheavals of romantic life is an art form unto its own. No subject is safe from the piercing eye of Mr. Sedaris. I have read all of his books and attended four of his readings, yet his fresh vignettes still manage to evoke work-out worthy laughter every single time. It's not possible to choose a favorite. I'd be buried with them all. A good place to start is Holidays on Ice, an account of Sedaris' cringeworthy experiences while posing as a Macy's Christmas elf. If you're a fan of dryyyyy humor, David Sedaris is for you. Calling Mrs. Fruuuuuuit.


  1. I'm having a tough time with this question. I don't think I could just stop at one author. Although, if I had to pick one, it would be Billy Collins. His poetry is like talking to an uncle that is brilliant without being elitist, and emotional without being dramatic.

  2. Bwahahahaha, I love the reference to Mrs. Fruit, Mrs. Wilkins. Clever.