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Meet David Sedaris

By Rachelle Bowden in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 2, 2004 11:47AM

2004_6_sedaris.jpgWhat Chicagoist loves about David Sedaris is that the stories of his messed up childhood and family not only make us laugh hysterically, but they make us feel like ours aren't really that bad. We've read most everything David has written - his books, his Slate diary, his Esquire articles, we even love Dave's brother's website and the fact that Dave's sister makes cupcakes and sells them in NYC. We're crazy for everything Sedaris. Chicagoist bought mp3s of Live at Carnegie Hall and listened to them on our commute, trying not to laugh outload and appear to be a raving lunatic on the el. So we were so excited when a reader wrote in and told us that David is going to be in Chicago this weekend to promote his new book, "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim". Let the stalking begin!

This Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m. you can see David at Chicago's favorite Boystown bookstore, Unabridged Books. If that's no good for you, he will also be appearing at Barbara's Bookstore in Oak Park at 7 p.m. on Saturday. This weekend's readings are just a tease. What Chicagoist is really looking forward to is David's national tour. He'll be stopping in Chicago on Sunday, October 31. Get your tickets now!