This weekend I had the opportunity to go hear David Sedaris read some of his stories and speak as a fundraiser for the Literary Festival. He is so stinkin' funny.
His books are kind of hit and miss. I'm particularly fond of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim ("Baby Einstein" from that book is one of the funniest things I've ever read) with Me Talk Pretty One Day taking a close second, but some of his books are so over the top that I'm pretty limited in regards to who I would recommend them to. Sometimes he takes offensive to a whole 'nother level--and that's a shame because when he's funny, he's REALLY funny.
The event was well attended, so yay! Maybe he will come back sometime.
It was a bit of an ordeal trying to find the auditorium where it was being held, but we weren't the only people who were lost. We actually parked across the street with cries of, "Ooh, check out this sweet parking spot!!!" and then walked around a building trying to figure out how to get in...only to find out it was the wrong building. There were other people doing the same thing. Then we saw a group of people across the street wandering around as if they were lost too...so we dashed across Rodney Parham Rd. -- my partner in crime nearly losing her one of her cute shoes in the process-- and confronted the group of stunned and confused people. Then one of them whipped out her Iphone and turned on the GPS function and before I knew what was happening, we were walking through some woods in the middle of tarantula season. No lie, there is a tarantula season here wherein they wander about doing nefarious things. I just kept saying "Jesus, help! Jesus, help!" and He did because I didn't see any creepy crawlies.
Luckily, the rest of our party got there early and saved us seats on the second row, so whoo hoo! We didn't miss a thing. Yay us!
As a parting gift, here's a video of Sedaris reading one of his essays on Letterman. This one doesn't even have any cursing in it.