“I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock, and a perky little hat decorated with spangles. This is my work uniform,”
While those “other” families have countless Christmas classics to enjoy year after year, LGBT families have few stories that truly speak to their heart and fabulous sensibilities. If it weren’t for the incomparable, David Sedaris with his hilariously twisted observations on working as an elf named Crumpet at Macy’s Santaland, we’d have one less.
They can have their fictional yarns of a wonderful life; t’what happened the night before Christmas; and all that manger mashugana. What David Sedaris kept were diaries of truth that would launch his career after he read them on NPR more than 25 years ago and have kept millions of readers laughing ever since.
If you’ve never heard David Sedaris read it himself, there is nothing like it!
That first reading became Sedaris’ major break and an annual NPR holiday institution. “The Santaland Diaries” were published in 1994 in “Barrel Fever” and again in 1997s “Holidays on Ice” collection which includes, “Season’s Greetings to Our Friends and Family!!!” and “Dinah, the Christmas Whore” among others.
The “Diaries” were adapted by Tony Award winner, Joe Mantello into a one-man show which premiered off-Broadway in 1996 and has become a holiday staple for theaters across the country.
David Sedaris’s latest book is the critically acclaimed, best seller is The Best of Me.
“For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing.”
Visit his official website HERE!