With sardonic humor and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America 's pre-eminent comedy authors. The excellent skill with which he slices through ethnic euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most educated writers addressing the human condition today.David Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, in addition to collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, each of which became instant bestsellers. You'll find a total of seven million copies of his novels in print and they've been translated into 25 languages. He's the editor of an anthology of tales, , Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His essays appear regularly in Esquire and The New Yorker. Sedaris and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written several plays that have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center , and The Drama Department in nyc . These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler's Knob, '' The Book of Liz, that was published in book form by Dramatist's Play Service. His latest collection of essays, titled when you're Engulfed in Flames, was printed in June 2008. David Sedaris's unique radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ. In 2001, David Sedaris became the third recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He was named by Time magazine as “Humorist of the Year” in 2001. David Sedaris was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Document ("Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim") and Best Picture Album ("David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall"). In 2008 the
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