Archive for June 7, 2014

Author David Sedaris at Butler University, June 12

Butler University

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By Marc Allan
Butler University

Author David Sedaris will visit the Butler University Bookstore on June 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. to speak and sign copies of his books.

Sedaris’s books will be for sale at the bookstore, located in Atherton Union, and also are available online at

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

He is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays: Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his latest, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

He is the author of The New York Times bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays. There are a total of 7 million copies of his books in print, and they have been translated into 25 languages.

Admission is free, but seating in the bookstore is limited. For more information, call 317-940-9228.