May 6, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Times "Him talk in Aspen one day"

Stewart Oksenhorn:
"ASPEN — Humorist David Sedaris will make an appearance in Aspen in November. The event, presented by Utah-based Magic Space Entertainment, in partnership with the Aspen Writers' Foundation, is set for Nov. 24 at the Wheeler Opera House.

Sedaris came to prominence in 1992 when NPR broadcast the writer reading his essay “The SantaLand Diaries,” a first-person account of Sedaris' job playing an elf at a Macy's department store. The piece established Sedaris' voice — witty, insightful, self-deprecating tales of his upbringing in North Carolina, his homosexuality, family, travels, drug use and various jobs.

Following the broadcast of “The SantaLand Diaries” — which made him “a minor phenomenon,” according to The New York Times — Sedaris began recording a monthly segment for NPR, and became a frequent contributor to the radio program “This American Life.” In 1994, he published his first book, “Barrel Fever,” a collection of essays and stories....." (Read more?  Click title)

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