kellysouthpaw wrote:Jill that is SO great! I'm more than a little jealous of you My ex has all of my Sedaris books and he's like 1000 miles away. And I'm never getting those suckers back. I'm going to have to re-buy them all But I really want to read them again. I laughed so hard at every single story in there. The one about when he was a Macy's Christmas Elf? I laughed until a CRIED!
vmh wrote:Aw, Jill! I love what David wrote to you! That doesn't look like a hamster at all but it's still charming though. I don't remember what I said to him because I get super nervous whenever I meet people I admire but I do remember there being a ton of people in line after the reading. My friend Diana and I bought coffee and waited for a few hours. Right before it was our turn, David got up and announced he needed a cigarette so my friend Diana joined him outside while I held our place in line. She seemed thrilled about it. On the way home she kept saying, "I had a cigarette break with David Sedaris!"
What did you think of Three Cups of Tea? That's next on my reading list.
kellysouthpaw wrote:LOL! I didn't know that! I didn't even know until I saw "Strangers with Candy" come up under an amazon.com search for his name.
A professor of mine got me into him - I'd love to surprise him one day with tickets to go to a reading. He has a book of mine that he needs to return, maybe I'll e-mail him and ask to bring "Me Talk Pretty One Day" along with the book when I come to pick it up next week
David IS comic gold. He is just genius. I also loved the one where he was learning guitar from the midget and he started singing the Oscar Meyer theme song to him! I have to go order those books RIGHT NOW
VaiVedrai wrote:David Sedaris is comic gold. Enough said. (And his language-learning stints crack me up to no end. How in hell can you go around Paris saying nothing but "d'accord"? You can't even do that in Montreal... )
I keep meaning to read Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi. I was lucky to get in at the last minute to hear her speak at Concordia University; and I simply could not put down her previous book Reading Lolita in Tehran.
VaiVedrai wrote:No, Concordia University in Montreal (Canada). I heard her speak on a radio show the day before and was surprised to find out she'd be speaking there the next day. I was one of the last-minute-people in line, but it was worth it.
Ms. Nafisi is a great writer and speaker; I was actually glad the planned interviewer's plane got stuck in Toronto, because it put her more in the spotlight.
helgecko wrote:ZebraWarriorPrincess wrote:I've got that book too - she writes a weekly column for the Sunday Times over here...
oh! I'd love to read that
uhh.. where's "over here"?
The Secret Life of Salvador Dali - Salvador Dali
and when I can get through those books I have waiting on the roster:
On the Road - Jack Kerouvac (sp?)
Diary of a Genius - Salvador Dali
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