Santaland Diaries read by David Sedaris

25 12 2012

Happy Christmas irrelevance-seekers! We just finished our annual litter-making festival (I can tell the kids are getting older – there was only ONE black bag of recycling this year!). I just slunk off to read my WordPress feed, and saw this David Sedaris mention on Acid Free Pulp. It brought to mind a very special friend who went to see him reading some of his work in Vancouver. On the strength of their recommendation I bought and read “Squirrel seeks Chipmunk”. I enjoyed some of its dark alleys, but can’t say I found it particularly funny. Maybe the American humo(u)r is just lost on me… Anyway, check out the posting on Acid Free Pulp, and perhaps you’ll be more entertained than I! 🙂

Acid Free Pulp

Hearing David Sedaris read his excerpt about his time working as an elf at Macy’s during the holiday season is one I never tire of. Regardless of what you do on the 25 December, make sure you at least listen to the wonderful anecdotes of Sedaris as Crumpet the Elf dressed in “green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock and a perky little hat decorated with spangles.” Available through NPR. Enjoy!

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25 12 2012
Acid Free Pulp

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is amusing at most but his memoirs are far funnier, especially, when writing about his family or his partner, Hugh. Theaudiobooks are great, too. Perhaps, my first recommendations would be Me Talk Pretty One Day or When You are Engulfed in Flames (which final essay is a riot). Thanks for the reblog, too!

25 12 2012
Quieter Elephant

Happy Chrimbo to you! 🙂 I haven’t given up on him yet – and thanks for the recommendations. I loved the illustrations in SSC – done by Ian Falconer of Olivia fame:

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