I absolutely love David Sedaris. If you’re not familiar with him, he’s the best-selling author of such books as Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Holidays On Ice. His style is clean and direct, and his self-effacing slant is so damned funny. His wit is dry and he has amazing observational skills.
Here is a photo of David:
He’s not only a hell of a writer, he’s adept at reading his own stuff and he’s so funny you just cry. He has made numerous appearances on David Letterman. Here is a video of Sedaris doing a reading on Letterman from an article he wrote for Esquire. The piece is called “Stadium Pal” and it is hysterical:
I have found David’s work to be extremely inspirational.
Previously, I had an example of one of my “Memos to Parker and Pepper”, however I just ended up with an agreement to publish, so I had to yank it. Sorry!
Patricia Sund is a Free-Lance Writer residing in Florida with her three African Greys. She has been published in About.com, Bird Talk Magazine, Birds USA, In Your Flock Magazine, Good Bird Magazine as well as numerous websites and newsletters. She is currently doing research for a book titled "Parrot Nation".