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Any David Sedaris fans out there?

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daisychain01 Sun 21-Dec-14 12:49:29

Has anyone discovered the delights of the American humorist/satirist David Sedaris?

My DBro sent me his book Squirrel seeks Chipmonk and since then I have been hooked on his wicked observational humour. And was delighted when he was given his own show on R4.

He is doing a 30 minute Christmas special on R4 in case anyone is interested. It's on Christmas Eve.

MsUumellmahaye Sun 21-Dec-14 12:56:49

Yes i love him. Never catch him on radio though so books only, love his mum smile

JohnFarleysRuskin Sun 21-Dec-14 13:02:11

I love him. He's touring next year, you know...

Hakluyt Sun 21-Dec-14 13:03:29


MyDHhasnomemory Sun 21-Dec-14 13:04:36

Ooh JohnFarley, do you have a link?

ScottishDiblet Sun 21-Dec-14 13:11:34

Love him! Have you heard This American Life? If you like DS chances are you will love TAL which is a podcast. I can NEVER get tickets to see him as I'm always too late to the party!

daisychain01 Sun 21-Dec-14 13:26:58

Funny you should say that John...

I was wondering if anyone else is going to one of his venues in 2015.

My DP can't come with me as he is away the first week of June so I was thinking it would be nice to have a MN David Sedaris meet up smile. My best venue is Cardiff but could possibly do a different one as long as it isn't Scotland grin

daisychain01 Sun 21-Dec-14 13:28:22

Only because of the distance/logistics involved not because I don't live Scotland which I do

JohnFarleysRuskin Sun 21-Dec-14 15:10:33

Nice xmas present for a fan!

daisychain01 Sun 21-Dec-14 16:34:52

Oops fat fingers should have said love not live.

Scottish I will check out TAL thx for the suggestion!

So nice to have some fellow DS fans. He is so unique.

Davros Sun 21-Dec-14 23:13:18

Argh, no london dates. I love him. Did anyone hear the programme about when his sister committed suicide? Tiffany I think. It was so touching and funny

Amaxapax Sun 21-Dec-14 23:21:42

Just a second recommendation for TAL. They have quite a good app through which you can search for various contributors, including David Sedaris. I also really recommend David Rakoff, who frequently contributed to TAL before his death a couple of years ago.

Saying that, I don't think Sedaris is all that amazing live. Or, he can be, but much of it depends on his mood.

If you've been listening to Serial, that all started as a kind of TAL spin off, and there's a lot of contributor cross over.

Snappynewyear Sun 04-Jan-15 21:18:59

Got 2 books for Xmas and love the radio programs grin

LovelyMarchHare Sun 04-Jan-15 21:24:39

I was only thinking the other day that if I was forced to go on Mastermind I'd choose 'David Sedaris' Family' as my specialist subject. Love his mum and brother 'The Rooster'.

daisychain01 Sun 04-Jan-15 21:36:58

Wow, I didn't know his family is interesting as well. Thanks, I will take a sneaky peak on the web. smile

daisychain01 Sun 04-Jan-15 21:38:37

Snappy which books did you get? I only have the squirrel meets chipmunk book. It is so clever, and so DS humour!

HotSteppa Sun 04-Jan-15 21:53:23

love his radio shows and recently read dress your family in corduroy and denim. recognised a few of the stories from his radio show. Touching and insightful, would definitely read more. did anyone catch Santa lanf on xmas eve? Twas funny.

Catmint Sun 04-Jan-15 21:56:21

His live at Carnegie hall CD is a marvel.

Thank you stadium pal!

Eastpoint Sun 04-Jan-15 21:58:45

He sometimes performs at Cadogan Hall.

CuttedUpPear Sun 04-Jan-15 21:58:54

Love the shows on R4.
Listened to the Xmas one in the bath the other day, it was great.

BOFster Sun 04-Jan-15 22:00:43

I love him. Thanks for the TAL app tip.

ArcheryAnnie Sun 04-Jan-15 22:16:53

I went to one of the live recordings! He's just lovely.

He's got a rubbish truck named after him where he lives, in celebration of how much litter he clears up! I don't think they realised at first how famous he was.

alteredimages Sun 04-Jan-15 22:19:44

I too love David Sedaris and This American Life. I read Holidays on Ice every Christmas which helps the holiday period go by much more smoothly.

Snappynewyear Mon 05-Jan-15 10:03:46

I've got squirrel seeks chipmunk and 'me talk pretty one day' smile

lalalonglegs Mon 05-Jan-15 21:46:49

WHY'S HE NOT COMING TO LONDON? He's fantastic - I've loved him since I accidentally heard him on R4 talking about visiting the Anne Frank Museum and thinking it would make a really great apartment for him and Hugh.

Does anyone know where you can get his podcasts - I've got his last series saved on my youview box but want all the stuff I've missed too.

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