An Evening with David Sedaris

Buffalo Street Books is proud to be the bookselling partner of the State Theatre of Ithaca in presenting an evening with best-selling author and NPR contributor David Sedaris, featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.

Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. In 2018 he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. 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.

Sedaris’s original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy® Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.”

As a companion piece to his New York Times best-selling book Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’s diary covers, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. He is currently working on a second volume of his diaries.

Please click here to purchase tickets at the State Theatre's website.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
State Theatre of Ithaca
107 West State St
Ithaca, NY 14850
The Best of Me Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
Availability: Available via Warehouse (7-10 Days)
Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020

Calypso Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316392426
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2019

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316154734
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 29th, 2018

David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium Cover Image
$50.00
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ISBN: 9780316431712
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780316154703
Published: Back Bay Books - June 3rd, 2014

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary Cover Image
By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780316038409
Published: Back Bay Books - October 4th, 2011

When You Are Engulfed in Flames Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316154680
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2009

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316010795
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 31st, 2005

Me Talk Pretty One Day Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316776967
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 5th, 2001

Naked Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780316777735
Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 1998

Holidays on Ice Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316078917
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2010

Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780316779425
Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 1995