I am a huge, huge fan of David Sedaris. He visits LA every spring and the tickets for his show sell out as if it were a U2 concert. I’ve been known to subscribe to a series a UCLA in order to get the chance to buy a ticket. Claire and I have had multiple conversations about which Sedaris essay we like the best. Whenever I read something that is too dark for me, I read it in Sedaris’ voice to get through it. I love David Sedaris.
The Santaland Diaries is the first Sedaris essay I heard. I was getting ready for work one morning and literally dropped to my knees I was laughing so hard. Another time I was driving to work and had to pull over because I couldn’t drive with my eyes squeezed closed in laughter. I’ll share the piece of advice I tell everyone the first time they hear Sedaris, “go to the bathroom because you could pee in your pants.”
Take a break from the hustle and bustle, grab some hot chocolate and get ready to laugh (no need to watch the screen, it doesn’t change):
In honor of Christmas, we’ll be taking a few days off, but will return for a few final reading challenge posts (nothing like leaving it to the last minute). For Claire, Christmas is a wonderful holiday to spend with the family, for me, it is a precious day of faith. However you celebrate the holiday, we hope that it is joyous for you.