Sedaris Is ‘Super Sick’ of His Book, But Does Not Disappoint His Readers

Love this story about an author appearance at Carmichael’s Bookstore from the Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal:

During his appearance Sunday, June 21, at Carmichael’s Bookstore on Frankfort Avenue, author David Sedaris did not read a single word from “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” the book he was theoretically there to promote.

Instead, the mischievous, elfin essayist, who read in front of an adoring, standing-room-only crowd, declared he had already read the stories in “Engulfed” about 30 times and was “super sick” of it.

Instead, in his wry, Southern, comforting voice, he shared new stories and some old diary entries involving strange Sedaris stuff like marshmallow-eating marmots, haughty honeymooners in Iraq and gigantic boxes of Costco condoms.