Sunday, June 20, 2010

David Sedaris, Best-Selling Author, Humorist and Contributor to This American Life Live at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, October 7th

David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, October 7 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the release of his new title, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a book of acerbic, outrageously funny fables, featuring animals with unmistakably human failings, which will hit bookstores on October 5, 2010, author David Sedaris will visit Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

Tweaking the familiar until it warps; David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. Including his last release, the New York Times #1 Bestselling book, When You Were Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris’ wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre is always sure to deliver insights and laughs. One of six children in a second-generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner.

Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy’s elf, reading his “Santaland Diaries” on Nation Public Radio’s Morning Edition in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR’s most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 25th at 10am. Ticket prices range from $36.50 - $46.50. Tickets will be available at the Cobb Energy Centre Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com.

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