Photo by Courtesy David Sedaris
This year marks the 10th year Justin has been putting up with me and my shenanigans, so we’ve been celebrating since Sept. 9 in big and small ways. Quite by happenstance, David Sedaris is coming to town.
During the first year of our courtship, I surprised Justin with tickets to see Sedaris at The
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis. This was before “Dress Your Family In Denim And Corduroy” and I’d only known about him because of Justin. “Holidays On The Rocks” was my introduction to this literary genius and I’ve been a fan ever since.
If you’re wondering how listening to a writer read his work will be entertaining, simply search YouTube for “David Sedaris Stadium Pal” and get ready to laugh.
David Sedaris will read from his short stories and books, including his latest, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” (Back Bay Books, 2011, $13.99) at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St., 601-974-1000) Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. As of press time, tickets were sold out.