First Stop on David's Book Tour: NYC

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First Stop on David's Book Tour: NYC

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jun 5, 2008, 6:04pm

Last night was David's first book reading event on his current tour to support his latest book When You Are Engulfed in Flames. He was so gracious. The event was scheduled to begin at 7pm. I arrived at about 5:15 and the seats were 85% occupied. David came onstage to begin signing books around 5:20 and proceeded to do so for the next hour and a half until the reading began. He is so gracious--a true gentleman and a writer who appreciates his fans. He had mini-conversations with each and every person and was not rushed at all. The reading consisted of an unpublished essay and diary entries of his. Including a Q&A session afterwards, David was engaging with the audience for a full hour. Afterwards, he continued to sign each and every fan's book who was waiting. The Barnes & Noble reps said that he is their only author who arrives early to meet his fans. What a great experience! This was the 2nd time I was able to meet him & attend his reading. Everyone should look up if he'll be in a nearby city.

jul 8, 2008, 8:18pm

I was incredibly disapointed when I found that the night he would be in Pasadena, California, where I was planning to see him, I had a wedding to go to. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

jul 25, 2008, 8:35pm

He was on Dave Letterman last week; did an interview & a reading from the new book. You should check it out on youtube. The whole clip is there.

apr 23, 2009, 2:56pm

Det här meddelandet har tagits bort av dess författare.

apr 23, 2009, 2:56pm

I am so glad to hear that he is so gracious with his fans. I thought that he might be just the opposite, because it seems that he has a little bit of a chip on his least that is what I get from some of his stories. I will be seeing him next week in Modesto, California. My sister and I got the last two seats in the auditorium. I am very excited to see him. I have every one of his books, including the new one. I wonder if he would sign all of the books? It might be rude to bring all of them, but I think I will...just in case. I love David Sedaris because he is my age and I can so relate to all of his growing up drama, and the period of time he grew up in is so relatable. Everything he talks about in his books, I can totally place a historical time to and can think about what I was doing at that time and it just takes me back to a good place. Plus, he is just so hilarous. Love the story on one of his CD's called "Six to Eight Black men", the story about comparing America's Santa Claus with Europe's St. Nicholas. Truly hilarous!

maj 11, 2009, 10:46am

I did end up seeing David Sedaris on 04/25/09 with my sister, in Modesto, California. He was wonderful. At the end of his performance, he told the audience that he often receives copies of his books in other languages and that, at the end of his performance, the first person that shows him that they speak German, will get a copy of his book (When you are Engulfed in Flames) in German. This was at the end of his performance and, as I walked into the lobby with my sister, we noticed that the line for the book signing was not a line, but a mass of people all just standing around. I told my sister that we should probably just wait outside for awhile until the crowd died down. Just then, a security officer was making his way through the crowd with David Sedaris in tow. As he walked by us, my sister reached out and touched him on the shoulder and said, in perfect German, a phrase that she had been rehearsing in her head since he told the audience about the book. He immediately escorted her through the crowd. I did not know what was going on, because, at that point, I just saw him touch David S. on the shoulder and say something to him. I had no idea she had just uttered her introduction to him in perfect German, along with an introduction of myself. I was baffled as she led me through the crowd to the front of the line. Unbeknownst to me, my sister had been rehearsing that line her in head since he announced the opportunity for the book in German. At that point, my sister repeated the line to Mr. Sedaris and the book was hers. He was very gracious and sweet. He signed all three of my books, and I got to tell him my favorite story, etc. It was a wonderful evening.