Arts & Letters Live Special Event: David Sedaris (Sold Out)

It's his second year back for DMA's Arts & Letters Live Series and we are thrilled!

David Sedaris will be telling his personal stories and sharing life's observations with us at SMU's McFarlin Memorial Auditorium in April 2010. Tickets are still available to see the ever so witty and hilarious author. And when I say tickets are still available, I mean there are less than 30 as of this post. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

If you have heard of David Sedaris but have never read any of his books, still buy these tickets. You have plenty of time to read "Me Talk Pretty One Day," or listen to episodes #97, #198, or #240 of This American Life, or browse for articles written by David Sedaris. You'll fall in love with his humor and relate to his stories as if you were there with Sedaris when they happened.

Monday, April 26, 2010 at 7:30pm [buy tickets]

McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Southern Methodist University
6405 Boaz Lane
Dallas, Texas 75275

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From the Dallas Museum of Art event page:

David Sedaris may well be the closest thing the literary world has these days to a rock star—his speaking engagements are now consistently standing-room only. Sedaris made his comic debut in 1992, when National Public Radio began broadcasting his SantaLand Diaries. The great skill with which Sedaris slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and Esquire, and his original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print, and they have been translated into twenty-five languages. In 2001 Sedaris received the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and Time magazine named him “Humorist of the Year.” His wit has been compared to that of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker, and Publishers Weekly dubbed him “Garrison Keillor’s evil twin.” The San Francisco Chronicle says that “Sedaris belongs on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what’s funny.” His latest collection of essays is When You Are Engulfed in Flames. In them he recounts the buying of a human skeleton, a parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law’s leg, and his own attempt to quit smoking—in Tokyo. At this event, Sedaris will read from new and unpublished material.

“One of America’s most prickly, and most delicious, young comic talents.” —The Washington Post

By the Author:

Essays and Stories: When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Barrel Fever (1994)

Audio Recordings: David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall (2003), which received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album in 2005; The David Sedaris Box Set (2002)

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