David Sedaris became an overnight hit upon reading his essay "SantaLand Diaries" on NPR. From 1992 until the present, he has been a regular contributor on NPR's "This American Life." Obtain a copy of the spoken-word version of "Naked" and allow students to listen and write about the differences between hearing Sedaris' written and audio versions of the compilation.
Write Your Own
Students should be given an opportunity to write an essay of their own in Sedaris' style. Take a story from your childhood or any time and rewrite it as an essay/memoir. How easy do they find this to be?
Research the Personalities
On You Tube and elsewhere on the internet, there can be found excerpts of David Sedaris as well as his sister Amy on David Letterman and other late shows. Watch these for a character study and compare what they see to what...
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