David Sedaris

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Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris – lockdown, loss and dentistry
The writer’s affable misanthropy and self-deprecation are on display in a new set of reflections on life and death

Houman Barekat

01, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris review – gross, moving, hilarious
The second instalment of the flâneur’s diaries takes in family relationships, book signings, shopping and monkeys

Alex Clark

16, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris review – a magpie with an eye for the absurd
The second volume of the American humorist’s diaries is full of his trademark wit but best consumed in small bites

John Self

04, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Legends of the fall: the 50 biggest books of autumn 2021
From new novels by Sally Rooney and Colson Whitehead to Michel Barnier’s take on Brexit, Bernardine Evaristo’s manifesto and diaries from David Sedaris – all the releases to look out for

Justine Jordan and Katy Guest

04, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'The first week was mayhem' – how This American Life revolutionised radio
It has spawned hit spinoffs, bagged a Pulitzer and its evocative, character-led reports now have 5 million fans. Has This American Life grown too big? As the show turns 25, founder Ira Glass reveals what keeps him up at night

Sam Wolfson

10, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'Soon you'll hit gold!': the day I took lessons with Herzog, Atwood, Lynch and more
Comedy tips from Steve Martin, film-making lessons from David Lynch, ballet insights from Misty Copeland … our writer signs up for MasterClass, the star-studded online tutorial service that’s booming in lockdown

Daniel Dylan Wray

01, Jul, 2020 @3:06 PM

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David Sedaris: 'Alan Bennett's Talking Heads is pretty much the best thing ever'
The comic essayist on crying over Olive Kitteridge, his love for Richard Yates and the books that make him laugh

David Sedaris

08, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Book clinic: what can I read after work instead of watching TV?
From Jane Austen to medical memoirs, books that will help leave thoughts of the office behind

Hannah Beckerman

08, Feb, 2020 @6:00 PM

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It's fascinating, the things you see when you’re out on foot | David Sedaris
Exclusive essay for Guardian Cities: David Sedaris has walked through cities all over the world and the worst, by far, is Bangkok

David Sedaris

17, Sep, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The Re-Origin of Species by Torill Kornfeldt review – bringing extinct animals back to life
The ‘de-extinction’ of vanished wild animals, from the woolly mammoth to the Pyrenean ibex, raises deep questions about our relationship to nature

Steven Poole

28, Jul, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Calypso by David Sedaris review – a family affair
Sedaris’s stories are as funny as ever, but his diary-essays also confront tragedy, politics and depression

Sarah Crown

26, Jul, 2018 @6:30 AM

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David Sedaris: ‘The audience thinks I’m monstrous’
The US writer and humorist talks about his sister’s suicide, how he gets shocked by his own writing, and why he hates Moby-Dick

Andrew Anthony

07, Jul, 2018 @5:00 PM

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