SedarisYou’re interviewing David Sedaris and trying to not let on the fact you’re nervous. The guy is, after all, the rock star of authors, an NPR favorite whose books are the rage with your most literary friends. But he’s done this before and quickly sets you at ease and shares all sorts of great stuff (much of it hilarious, but unfit for the daily paper).

Sedaris will be in town on Thursday with his lecture tour, which is part of the Broadway in Fresno series.

We have tickets to share.
Just leave a comment below. Tell us which story you’d like to hear Sedaris read aloud. We’ll pick winners at random. Contest will close at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) and winners will be notified by email. No repeat entries, please. Complete rules are on the jump.

CONTEST RULES
Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee,fresnobee.com and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

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23 thoughts on “Win tickets to David Sedaris

  • April 30, 2013 at 9:52 am
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    Any story about him and his sister Amy would be delightful!

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  • April 30, 2013 at 10:05 am
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    I’d like to hear “Big Boy,” because obviously.

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  • April 30, 2013 at 11:28 am
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    Of course I’d like to hear passages from his latest book “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” But it would be awesome if he includes a reading from “Santaland Diaries” because that’s my favorite!

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  • April 30, 2013 at 11:39 am
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    “What I Learned.” or “Old Faithful” would be awesome.

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  • April 30, 2013 at 11:53 am
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    I’d love to hear Mr. Popular.

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  • April 30, 2013 at 11:54 am
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    I’d like to hear Mr. Popular, but really there’d be no complaints if he read the phone book

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  • April 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm
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    And the call was coming from the basement!

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  • April 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm
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    I’d love to hear anything, but SantaLand Diaries are a favorite of mine.

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  • April 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm
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    Would love to hear “Rooster At The Hitchin’ Post.”

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  • April 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm
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    “Me Talk Pretty One Day” :)

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  • April 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm
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    I would prefer if he read the text exchanges between me and my boyfriend whenever we start talking about our cat. But if I have to choose something he’s written, it would be the best if he could read When You Are Engulfed in Flames in its entirety.

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  • April 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm
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    anything would be fine …but SANTALAND DIARIES is special !

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  • April 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm
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    I LOVE him!! Anything he does is terrific. Fingers crossed!

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  • April 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm
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    I would love to hear him tell his story about being an elf during Christmas time.

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  • April 30, 2013 at 11:53 pm
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    Me Talk Pretty One Day!

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  • May 1, 2013 at 9:40 am
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    “The woman in charge of costuming assigned us our outfits and gave us a lecture on keeping things clean. She held up a calendar and said, “Ladies, you know what this is. Use it. I have scraped enough blood out from the crotches of elf knickers to last me the rest of my life. And don’t tell me, ‘I don’t wear underpants, I’m a dancer.’ You’re not a dancer. If you were a real dancer you wouldn’t be here. You’re an elf and you’re going to wear panties like an elf.”

    -David Sedaris, SantaLand Diaries

    Need I say more?

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  • May 1, 2013 at 11:36 am
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    Sedaris could make anything funny! I agree with brodiemash… would love to hear about his life with sister Amy.

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  • May 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm
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    I’d like to hear “Mr. Popular.”

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  • May 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm
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    i read Santaland Diaries in college & fell in love with Sedaris. Would be so awesome to see him live :)

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  • May 1, 2013 at 3:51 pm
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    I’ve heard him read most of then since I get his books as audiobooks! I actually dislike it when anyone else reads his work ;)

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  • May 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm
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    memory lane, from let’s explore diabetes with owls! woohoo!

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  • May 1, 2013 at 10:57 pm
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    I would love to hear Get Your Ya Ya’s Out! Easily my favorite Sedaris story ever if only because of the lunatic ultra-racist nursing home resident.

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