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David Sedaris doesn't write enough, and I can't subscribe to the New Yorker just in case he has an article.

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snigger Sun 25-Sep-11 17:37:54

Who else can I read?

bran Sun 25-Sep-11 17:48:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

darksideofthemooncup Sun 25-Sep-11 17:51:04

I agree with you, in fact I have just been through a load of old paperbacks with a view to recycling them. I can't bear to part with the Sedaris ones despite them being battered.
I really enjoyed Augusten Burroughs, although the subject matter can be very dark (his dysfunctional/ abusive childhood and subsequent alcoholism for example) he writes about it brilliantly and is very very funny.

snigger Sun 25-Sep-11 17:59:40

I read Running With Scissors a while back. I did hear Sedaris on R4 - then went to see him give a reading at the Fringe last month, can't find it anywhere online but his article Children Of The Corn Pasta that he read aloud had me in kinks.

I hate being in need of something just right and not being able to lay hands on it!

AurraSing Sun 25-Sep-11 17:59:51

I'm another who can't help, but wants to agree that he is so funny. Hearing him read is even better than the books.

nobodysbaby Mon 26-Sep-11 20:25:01

Just marking my place here in case anyone has any suggestions. I love David Sedaris and am very envious of those people who've been to see him read.

snigger Mon 26-Sep-11 20:59:33

I queued up like a proper groupie and got my book signed and talked to him about Zombie Plans and he signed my book "To Snigger - we both have a plan...." and he said he can't bear to hear the R4 recordings because he hates his voice and I fawned and generally made an utter drooling tit of myself.

<<smug nonetheless crazed-fan emoticon>>

AgentProvocateur Mon 26-Sep-11 21:05:24

I saw him a couple of years ago in a small theatre in Glasgow. I'd never heard of him, and went along to keep my friend company. It was a great night - he read an excerpt from When You Are Engulfed In Flames. He was very funny, and good company in the bar afterwards where he was signing books.

zarabootoo Fri 30-Sep-11 21:30:36

Agent, I saw him in Glasgow too. It was at the Tron, wasn't it? I was there with my brother and we were in hysterics when he was talking about his dad and family stuff. He could have been describing us grin.

AgentProvocateur Fri 30-Sep-11 22:50:57

Yes, it was. What a great night. I think he's filling bigger venues now!

On the back of this thread, I dug out a couple of his books, and I've been enjoying reading them in bed.

AgentProvocateur Fri 30-Sep-11 22:51:56

zarabootoo - remember Nicaragua? I honestly thought I was going to PMSL.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 02-Oct-11 17:27:18

snigger if you subscribe to Google Listen and then search for him you can hear his Newyorker articles for free.

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