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Meet David Sedaris: Series Three

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris

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The uniquely perceptive and hilarious David Sedaris reads from his essays and diaries for his third series for Radio 4.

David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is his third series for Radio 4, and he reads essays and diary entries from across all seven of his books.

Episode 1
Attaboy
In the Waiting Room

Episode 2
Author Author
Front Row Centre With Thaddeus Bristol

Episode 3
Memory Lapse
If I Ruled the World

Episode 4
Put a Lid on It

Episode 5
Easy Tiger
Possession

Episode 6
Rubbish
Jesus Shaves

Biographical Notes

David Sedaris is the author of a number of bestselling books, including Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Talk Pretty One Day. He lives in London.

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  • ISBN: 9781405525565
  • Publication date: 23 Apr 2013
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  • Imprint: Hachette Audio
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