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David Sedaris

David Sedaris

— 8 p.m.
DECC Auditorium/Symphony Hall

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Sedaris will be signing copies of his books prior to, and after, the show.

Sedaris has also endeared audiences through his frequent appearances on the acclaimed public radio program This American Life. His distinctive voice and singular talent for reading his own material has also earned him a reputation for hilarious stage shows sure to provide plenty of laughs to audiences during his swing through Minnesota.

Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller. A film adaptation of one of his essays, “C.O.G.,” is currently in development and will begin filming in October.

There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays. His newest book, a collection of fables titled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was published in September 2010 and immediately hit the New York Times Bestseller Fiction List. His next book is titled Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and will be published late spring 2013.

Tickets may be purchased at jadepresents.com, the DECC box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000, or by visiting ticketmaster.com.

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