David Sedaris

Comedian, Author

1956 –

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Who is David Sedaris?

David Raymond Sedaris 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. His next five essay collections, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, became New York Times Best Sellers. In 2010, he released a collection of stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. In 2013, Sedaris released his latest collection of essays, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.

By 2008, his books had sold seven million copies. Much of Sedaris' 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, jobs, education, drug use, and obsessive behaviors, and his life in France, London, and the English South Downs.

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Born
Dec 26, 1956
Binghamton
Also known as
  • David Raymond Sedaris
  • D.Sedaris
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Kent State University
  • Western Carolina University
Lived in
  • Binghamton
  • Raleigh
  • London
  • West Sussex

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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