David Sedaris

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David Sedaris
Sedaris in 2007
BornDavid Raymond Sedaris
(1956-12-26) December 26, 1956 (age 66)
Binghamton, New York
PartnerHugh Hamrick
RelativesAmy Sedaris (sister)


David Sedaris is an American comedian and writer. His first book, Barrel Fever, was published 1994. Half of the book is short stories. The other half is essays Sedaris wrote about himself. In 1997, he published another collection of essays, Naked. It won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Non-Fiction in 1998. In 1999, Me Talk Pretty One Day was published. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim was published 2004. Sedaris was recorded reading the book for the Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim audiobook. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Career[change | change source]

In 1992 Sedaris read an essay that he wrote called "SantaLand Diaries" on NPR. People liked it. After this he read an essay for NPR each month. Little, Brown and Company agreed to publish his first two books.

Early life[change | change source]

Sedaris was born in Binghamton in New York. He grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Naked by David Sedaris