Sunday, June 02, 2013
New Reading Material (2nd Chance For Popular Joker)
I spotted the upcoming release of David Sedaris' newest book about a month ago, and now it is finally out! Snagged it during my first-ever visit to a Canadian Target store yesterday. Plus got a great saving on corn removers, so boo-yah!!
Sedaris is widely regarded as the pre-eminent humorist of his generation, but you wouldn't know it by the first book of his I bought on sale - "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk". Never did get too far into that one, and I should eventually try giving it another go.
The first piece in "Owls" was pretty amusing, but nothing earth-shaking. He's got a great style, so I expect I'll be won over by the end. I have a business trip this week, so I should really get to bite into it. I did buy a hardcover, so if push comes to shove, there are many possible uses...
In fairness, his earlier releases are considered classics now, so I should maybe have started with some of his initial best-sellers. And, I did download a piece he did for NPR, which was hilarious.
It is a surreal moment of synchronicity though, where my day job somewhat intersects with my humour career - or at least so it would seem based on the title.
I'll keep you posted!