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.