A little on Mr. Sedaris

David Sedaris is one of my favourite writers/authors. He’s funny, alarming, considerate and a master of the turn of phrase. His stories about his families are among the best–and I’d like to share one of his recent essays.

He writes about a difficult and sad time, the suicide of his youngest sister. It’s a hard topic, and even harder to write well about. He does it, and he makes it funny and interesting. He brings a sad reality to life, and confronts it in a way that makes him, and his family, more human.

Here’s to you, Sedaris–for writing one of the best essays on how to deal with a loss your family feels.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/10/28/131028fa_fact_sedaris

 

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