December 24, 2007 Crumpet the Elf, better known as writer David Sedaris, is back for another holiday visit. Sedaris first read from his Santaland Diaries, about his experience working as an elf at Macy's, 15 years ago. That reading helped launch his career as a novelist, playwright and humorist.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/17570326/17570341" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
December 23, 2005 The life of David Sedaris took an unexpected, and not entirely unwelcome, turn when his "Santaland Diaries" were first broadcast on Morning Edition in 1992. We reprise his story of holiday cheer.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/5066175/5066414" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
November 22, 2005 Satirist David Sedaris first won national recognition for his talent after reading from his "Santaland Diaries" on NPR in 1992. Sedaris is now a best-selling author of satirical and witty books.
December 24, 2004 Twelve years ago, humorist David Sedaris recounted his experiences as Crumpet the Macy's department store elf on Morning Edition. We rebroadcast Sedaris' reading from his Santaland Diaries.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4243755/4243756" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
June 15, 2004 Sedaris is the author of the bestselling collections Barrel Fever, Naked and Me Talk Pretty One Day. His new collection is Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. Sedaris essays appear regularly in Esquire, GQ and The New Yorker. His radio pieces can be heard on This American Life. In 2001 he became the third recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1958334/1958335" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
June 3, 2004 The self-deprecating humorist is back with a new collection of autobiographical essays. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim offers tales about his eccentric family and experiences abroad.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1919710/1920824" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
August 22, 2000 In the fourth and final part of a series of essays about his life in France, Commentator David Sedaris talks about his April in Paris based on his own experiences in the City of Light, collected in Me Talk Pretty One Day.
August 15, 2000 In part three of a weekly series of essays about his life in France, Commentator David Sedaris examines the French healthcare system from the inside.
August 8, 2000 'Have you seen my wallet? I can't find her anywhere.' In the second part of a series on life in Paris, commentator David Sedaris struggles to master the gender of French nouns, and in the process, learns some interesting things about the French language.
August 1, 2000 Most Americans come to France expecting to see the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower. Commentator David Sedaris describes his experiences in the City of Lights from his preferred venue: the inside of a movie theater.
November 9, 1998 Commentator David Sedaris leaves New York for a vacation in Normandy and Paris, but people he meets on his trip want to talk about New York.
November 2, 1998 Davis Sedaris has the latest installment in his Visitor's Guide to New York. Today he recalls a visit last December by his sister Gretchen, who lives in North Carolina, and her friend, Bonnie, who'd never ventured more than 50 miles beyond her hometown of Goldsboro.
October 19, 1998 David Sedaris continues his "Visitors Guide to New York," a weekly feature this month on Morning Edition. Today he talks about safety concerns in the Big Apple.
October 12, 1998 Commentator David Sedaris continues his series on New York City. In today's installment, the complexities of New York's cuisine.
October 5, 1998 David Sedaris has the first episode in a weekly series on his experiences as a long-time resident of New York City. Today he talks about what it was like working for a small moving company.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor