David Sedaris

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The 25th Anniversary Of David Sedaris Reading 'Santaland Diaries'

Friday, December 22, 2017

Before he became a best-selling writer and humorist, David Sedaris worked as a department store elf. We bring you the 25th anniversary of David Sedaris reading from his essay "Santaland Diaries."


A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads 'Santaland Diaries'

Friday, December 23, 2016

Writer David Sedaris is back as Crumpet the department store elf who finds little joy in the holidays. He first read from his "Santaland Diaries" on Morning Edition in 1992.


A Holiday Favorite: David Sedaris' 'Santaland Diaries'

Friday, December 25, 2015

Writer David Sedaris is back reading from his "Santaland Diaries." It's the story of his time as a Macy's elf.


Time For A Holiday Favorite: 'Santaland Diaries'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

About this time every year, we present an encore broadcast of the life and times of Crumpet the Elf. Crumpet is the alter ego of writer David Sedaris, who once worked as a department store elf.


David Sedaris: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Monday, May 20, 2013

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 on Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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.

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Guest Picks: David Sedaris

Thursday, October 21, 2010

David Sedaris stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to share some of his favorite books, movies, and more!


Thoughts on Stonewall at 40: David Sedaris

Friday, June 26, 2009

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

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

David Sedaris on his collection of 22 essays on his favored topics: death, compulsion, unwanted sexual advances and corporal decay. It's called When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

Event: David Sedaris will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, June 2 at 6 pm
The ...

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David Sedaris: When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Thursday, June 05, 2008

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.

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Remember Me

Thursday, June 05, 2008

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 ...