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David Sedaris launched his career by reading a seriously funny story on NPR about working as a Christmas elf at Macys. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms & political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Reserved tickets priced from $25 to $60 are available now online at www.ppacri.org, by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or visiting the PPAC Box Office. It’s a trick to get people to care about your personal quirks and difficulties when you’ve sold more than 7 million books and own more than half a dozen residences on two continents. Sedaris is a frequent contributer for The New Yorker. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. It’s a trick to get people to care about your personal quirks and difficulties when you’ve sold more than 7 million books and own more than half a dozen residences on two continents.

I’m not advocating that we all return to the dress code of suits and dresses for air travel, but for my fellow Americans out there, please put on some real pants! These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. Alas, after reading this 2005 collection in 2007, Mr. No one can describe having a colonoscopy like Sedaris, particularly when he ends up finding it quite pleasant. The time before that, I was lying in bed and found a lump on my right side, just below my rib cage.

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