With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Seven million copies of his books are in print and are available in 25 languages. Sedaris’ pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” His latest book, a collection of fables titled "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer)," immediately hit the NYT Bestseller Fiction List after it was published in September 2010. Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.
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