David Sedaris' uniquely hilarious brand of self-deprecation has sold over seven million books.  In the 90's, Sedaris got his start guest appearing on The Wild Room, a weekly radio show hosted by Ira Glass.  The world just couldn't get enough, and one fateful opportunity quickly led Sedaris into more: the illustrious "SantaLand Diaries", book deals, and countless essays in The New Yorker and other publications.  Nearly everything Sedaris touches is devoured by the public. Naked, his second book, was published in 1997 and is classic Sedaris.  The book's essays about his upbringing, family, awkward adolescence, and even his first visit to a nudist colony are laugh out loud funny, and near impossible to put down.

The Sedaris Oeuvre:

1. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

2. Me Talk Pretty One Day

3. Holidays On Ice

4. When You Are Engulfed in Flames

5. Lets Explore Diabetes With Owls

6. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

7. Naked

8. Barrel Fever

9. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk


Sedaris' favorite books are detailed and illustrated in My Ideal Bookshelf by Thessaly La Force.


Illustration by Joe Ciardiello



Sedaris reads his own work at The Village Voice