David Sedaris

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There have been many authors that are very successful, some more then others, but arguing that David Sedaris isn’t one of them would be a waste of time. David Sedaris unique style of writing has been an extreme pleasure and pastime to many people, which in-return makes him very successful. Coming bye an author with such qualities, as David Sedaris, is incredible rare. With David Sedaris being apart of the more modern authors, he is preferred more by the younger generation. Considering David Sedaris as just your average author, would be a very uneducated opinion, but having known David Sedaris, a statement as such would never have been said. So this paper will reflect on David Sedaris’s life, main works, and writing style for those very uneducated people. David Sedaris was born in Johnson City, New York in 1956. David was the second of six children in a Greek-American family. David Sedaris was described as an odd child who loved to lick switches and beat himself with a shoe. After high school David attended Kent State University, only to drop out to travel the world. Eventually David went back to school at the Art institute of Chicago, which David graduated from in 1987. However, while going to school David found himself reading his journals from the days while David was doing field-labor in California. After graduating David decided to move to the Big Apple(New York City) where David’s fame started to blossom. David now moved on from reading his journal at the Art School of Chicago, to reading journal on National Public Radio. David finally gets the fame he is waiting for after telling his experiences as an elf at the store Macy’s, which is more commonly known as the “SantaLand Dairies”. After getting more and more fame, Da... ... middle of paper ... ...e society. “Barrel Fever” is also widely credited to bring David Sedaris to a national level of fame. But one thing all David Sedaris’s books have in common is that show what truly David Sedaris is, which is a humorist (Sedaris “galegroup”.) Works Cited Anderson, A.J. "Me Talk Pretty One Day." Library Journal 15 May 2000: 95. Biography in Context. Web. 19 May 2014. Bell-Russel, Danna C. "Naked." Library Journal July 1997: 143. Biography in Context. Web. 19 May 2014. "David Sedaris." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2014. Biography in Context. Web. 19 May 2014. "David Sedaris." Newsmakers. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Biography in Context. Web. 19 May 2014. Segedin, Benjamin. "Barrel Fever." Booklist 1 June 1994: 1762. Biography in Context. Web. 19 May 2014. Bell-Russel, Danna C. "Naked." Library Journal July 1997: 143. Biography in Context. Web. 19 May 2014.
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