Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and Calypso, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer, as well as an essay-length book titled Themes and Variations, each an immediate bestseller. Sedaris also was the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays.
The first volume of his diaries, Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), was a New York Times best-selling book. As a companion piece to the book, Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’ diary covers, titled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. Sedaris is currently working on the second volume of his diaries, A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) (Little Brown/Hachette, October 5, 2021).
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