David Sedaris, a master of the personal essay, talks about writing about his family, living abroad, and keeping a diary. He’s a regular contributor to The New Yorker, This American Life, and BBC Radio 4, and his latest book is Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.
David Sedaris talks about his latest collection of short stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. While the characters in this book may not be human, the situations of their lives bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of our everyday lives. The book includes original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books.
The last time David Sedaris was on the Lopate Show one of our producers grabbed a few minutes with him to talk about the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the current state of the gay rights movement. Stonewall at 40
David Sedaris’s long-awaited new essay collection is When You Are Engulfed in Flames. It includes stories about trying to make coffee when the water was shut off, the time a lozenge fell from his mouth into someone else’s lap, and his memories of buying drugs in North Carolina.
Find out what scientists are doing to prevent and treat Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. Also: on the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, a look at images of Bobby on the campaign trail. David Sedaris on his new essay collection, When You Are Engulfed in Flames! And ...