Saturday, 24 July 2010

David Sedaris

David Sedaris is one of my favourite writers. His books always manage to make me laugh out loud or tear up while recognizing so many familiar experiences or painful realisations. He's unique in his way of taking the mundane in life and making it the most surreal, hilarious thing you'll ever live or read.

Therefore, I was beyond excited when a couple of years ago he came to Athens for a book signing. He was even lovelier in person, and it was fantastic to listen to him read an excerpt of his book. He signed two books for me, (yes, I brought two books, I'm a nerd) and I vividly remember me having a stupid smile for hours after.

The reason for this post is that I recently bought his book, Me talk pretty one day which chronicles his stay in Paris and his efforts to learn French. Oh, I so can't wait to read it!

"Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings"

David Sedaris, Dress your family in corduroy and denim

Until next time, read a book.



Gabbi said...

How amazing to have met him Natalie! I've only read 'One Day Me Talk Pretty' which I LOVE and Holidays on Ice (short stories for Christmas). His style of writing is funny and touching.


You met him, how awesome! Ooh I cannot wait to buy a bundle of books for my summer holiday!