David Sedaris


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (map) Downtown
Tues Nov 14 at 7:30 pm

David Sedaris is a household name thanks to his books, radio pieces on This American Life, and contributions to the New Yorker. I’ve received scrutiny from many snooty dates for the assortment of his short story collections on my bookshelf, but I can’t deny that Holidays on Ice hits so close to my own work experiences that if I hear it in passing I get a stomachache. A major strength of Sedaris’ prose is that it goes down easy. It sounds like a conversation. He starts telling one anecdote, then segues into another until the piece takes on the complexity of Sedaris’ overlaid ideas. He’s also undeniably laff-riot funny, and I think that makes him easy to dismiss. But often, he is slyly profound. SUZETTE SMITH

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97204

Event Times
  • Tues Nov 14 at 7:30 pm
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