INSIDE IOWA STATE
April 13, 2001
NPR's Sedaris to speak on campus
by Steve Sullivan
Best-selling author and satirist David Sedaris will do a reading at 8
p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The event is free
and the public is invited.
Sedaris has earned a following with his sharply observed commentaries about
life on National Public Radio's Morning Edition and This American
Life programs. He wrote Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked and
Barrel Fever, and also is a frequent contributor to Esquire
and The New Yorker magazines. He has been compared to Mark Twain,
Nathaniel West and Dorothy Parker.
Sedaris and his actress sister, Amy, have written several plays that have
been produced in New York City.
Sedaris made his NPR debut with Santaland Diaries,a
monologue recounting his strange-but-true experiences as a green tights-clad
elf at a Macy's store holiday display.
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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