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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.

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