I was going to write a post about how I saw David Sedaris at a bookstore in Spokane, Washington. I was going to do it soon after seeing him so my memory would be fresh. Well sadly I did not remember to draft a post.
David Sedaris is a humorist and this author appearance was basically a reading with some q&a. He didn’t just read from his new book; he also read from pages in his diary. Which of course suggests that there was some additional value to come see him. He was perhaps a little more randy than I expected… but I’m glad we live in a day and age where it’s not forbidden to make jokes about leaving teeth marks in a persons genitals. It’s fairly safe to say that I enjoyed it.
A downside to David Sedaris was how much time he spent with each person in the signing line so the line moved very slowly. He took the time to draw pictures and find semi-appropriate stickers and he signed all of my books and had a conversation and I think I want to go back and re-read everything.
He did suggest that sometimes he is contractually forbidden from making appearances within a certain radius. So if he was at UCLA, he wouldn’t be able to go to Vromans because it’s within a hundred miles. And that upsets me. UCLA … I didn’t like it when the Festival of Books was on your campus and I don’t like it when you keep David Sedaris all for yourself.