With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling collection of fables Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). Sedaris’ pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker. There are over ten million copies of his books in print, and they have been translated into 25 languages.
He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name The Talent Family and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. Sedaris’ original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life. David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. The nationally bestselling essay collection Calypso was published in 2018. In his new book, Happy-Go-Lucky, Sedaris once again captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about recent upheavals, personal and public, and expresses in precise language the misanthropy and desire for connection that drive us all.