Pretty exciting news! David Sedaris is coming to town! I’ve seen him read passages twice in the past. Once at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore, reading out of ‘Me Talk Pretty One Day’ and another at the Weinberg in Frederick (Md) reading out of ‘When You Are Engulfed In Flames’. I actually got Sedaris to sign a few books at this reading and got to chat with him for a few moments. A very funny guy!
Sedaris’s second reading was especially relevant, because ‘When You Are Engulfed in Flames’ talks about his trying to quit smoking while living in Japan (among many other things). We had just gotten back from a trip to Japan several months earlier, so I was completely able to relate to some of the quirky things the Japanese do.
His newest book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, is just alright. I got a signed copy from my dad for Christmas, and it’s completely on par with other Sedaris books just fiction. It’s a collection of short stories that are written in fable form. Interesting, but I felt it didn’t go deep enough into the stories and the whole book itself took me less than forty minutes to read. I wanted more, but worth checking out.
Anyways, Houston’s Society for Performing Arts has him coming Tuesday April 19, 2011 to Jesse Jone’s Hall. Tickets range from $24 to $59, which are quite reasonable. Both times I saw him before, tickets were in the 30’s-40’s. It seems Society for the Performing Arts will be about the same size as the Meyerhoff in Maryland, so you’ll be able to choose sections of seats, etc.
Hope to see you all there!
I have enclosed David Sedaris’s books (no particular order) below for those who are not yet familiar with him: