“If America had an award for satirist-in-chief, David Sedaris would be the odds-on favorite. If there were a garland for humorist laureate, it would rest on his head." —BroadwayWorld.com
UCLA’s favorite raconteur, David Sedaris, returns for his annual sojourn at Royce Hall where he will read from unpublished work. With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and treating people with respect proves that he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) and Calypso, all of which became immediate bestsellers. He is also the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. In 2018 he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, a prize honoring humor and wit in writing.
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