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OK! If you have not seen David speak find a place where he is and see him. It is the most amazing thing anyone will ever see. I saw him on Friday the 13th at the Leid Center in Lawrence and it really was the best few hours of my life. When i walked into the lobby of the center he was at a table signing books and the line was pretty short. I stood in line for maybe 30 minutes. The line got cut off three people behind me. When I met him I was so excited. He asked me if I liked public speaking, and when I said that I acted so I was fine with it, he ASKED ME TO INTRODUCE HIM. He signed the other people's books and then turned to me and pulled out his wallet. He handed me a 20 and said that that was my payment for introducing him. I was like I can't take money from my hero. You are making my life! I won't take the money. he replied with, "Well I guess I will find somebody else to introduce me, then." He got me. David, a posse of three center employees and me went backstage. He was really nice. He asked me all about myself. We talked about Spanish tv, pug dogs, parinoid schitzophrenia, it was so awesome. I went outside with him while he smoked, I went into his dressing room. I was in total shock. We went into the theater and I could see all the people from behind the curtian. He had kinda told me what to say. The lights dimmed, I strode out, said something that I don't really remeber and then he came out, shook my hand, and I was escorted to my seat. THEN, in the middle of his perfromance (which was HILLARIOUS) he thanked me and people clapped and stuff. I also got to cut aobut a million people who were in line to see him after the show to say goodbye to him. It was amazing. ALL OF THIS IS TRUE, I SWEAR TO GOD.
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shocked shocked
Current Music:
Art Brut - Bad Weekend
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBdymtyXt8Y

This was the first time I've seen a video of him reading and I've never actually heard him on NPR so I was sort of surprised by his voice for some reason. This story is also kind of great.
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A nice, brief interview/article from a Scottish publication. I assume he's on tour there?

I, for one, applaud his reaction to Bill Frist. Heh.
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okay okay
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I've been reading Running with Scissors lately and although it is hilarious, it is also the most horrifying book I've ever read. I gasp and laugh on the same page. I don't know how that man is in one piece today! I found that Augusten Burroughs is often compared to David Sedaris but the only similarity I find between them is the fact that they write about their families and childhood. Burroughs is a good writer but I believe Sedaris has a wittier and more structured style (that obviously took time and experience to build, ex. Barrel Fever). This is the viewpoint I hold now but it is probably not justified since this is the first of Burrough's books that I have read. How do you guys feel about Burroughs?

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contemplative contemplative
Current Music:
CNN
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Cough, cough...

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Okay, I'm bored. I'll start this community off by asking everyone what their favorite Sedaris short story is. Mine is the Santaland Diaries, from Holidays on Ice. It was a pretty long story and I think one of the first ones he ever read on the radio, but it was probably the most hilarious and quotable Sedaris story to date, as far as I'm concerned.
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Hello and welcome to what I can only hope is a successful David Sedaris community! If you're interested in joining, then please do. This community is for anyone who reads and enjoys novels by David Sedaris. Tell your friends about us!
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